The above graph represents the major investments in Reliance Retail unit in 2020. Surprisingly, within two months, Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL), the subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, has raised a total of Rs 47,265 crore from 8 global investors. These investors include Silver Lake Partners (Sept 9th and 30th), KKR (Sept 23), General Atlantic (Sept 30), Mubadala (Oct 1), GIC (Oct 2), TPG Capital (Oct 3), ADIA (Oct 6), The Public Investment Fund (Nov 5).
|Source||Reliance Industries Limited|
Interestingly, The Public Investment Fund (PIF) emerged as the biggest investor for Reliance Retail Limited. After the Rs 11,367 crore investment in Jio Platforms, PIF has signed definitive documentation to invest ₹ 9,555 crore (approximately $1.3 billion) for an equity stake of 2.04% into RRVL.
The Silver Lake Partners is the second biggest investor for Reliance Retail unit as the total investment stood at ₹ 9,375 crore for 2.13% equity stake. On September 9, 2020, the Reliance Industries announced its first big investment of ₹ 7,500 crore by Silver Lake into RRVL. While additional ₹ 1,875 crore investment was announced on September 30, 2020. It is important to note that Silver Lake had invested about Rs 10,202.55 crore ($1.35 billion) in Jio Platforms, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries.
Similarly, KKR, General Atlantic and Mubadala also made a significant investment in Jio Platforms announced earlier this year.
On October 6, 2020, Reliance Retail Ventures announced its another cheque of ₹ 5,512.50 crore from Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), valuing the company at a pre-money equity value of ₹ 4.285 lakh crore (~$58.3 billion).
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