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Silver Lake in talks to take $1 billion stake in Reliance Retail: Report

Reliance, an oil-to-telecoms conglomerate controlled by India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, is pitching its retail business as a formidable force

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Reuters 

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & MD, RIL
In late August, Reliance said it would acquire the retail and logistics businesses of India’s Future Group in a deal valued at $3.38 billion, including debt.

Private equity firm Silver Lake Partners is in talks to invest $1 billion in the retail arm of India’s Ltd (RELI.NS), the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing people with direct knowledge of the matter.

The investment, which would value at about $57 billion, comes as the company is aiming to sell about 10% in new shares, the report added.

Silver Lake declined to comment on the report, while Reliance could not immediately be reached outside of normal business hours.

Reliance, an oil-to-telecoms conglomerate controlled by India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, is pitching its retail business as a formidable force in the world’s second most populous country, expanding rapidly to woo potential investors.

The company has raised more than $20 billion from global investors including Facebook Inc (FB.O) by selling stakes in its Jio Platforms digital business and has said it aims to attract investors to over the next few quarters.

In late August, Reliance said it would acquire the retail and logistics businesses of India’s Future Group in a deal valued at $3.38 billion, including debt.

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First Published: Fri, September 04 2020. 07:49 IST
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