Based Vista Equity Partners to invest Rs 11367 crore in Reliance Jio

RIL share gains over 4% as Vista Equity Partners to invest Rs 11,367 crore into Jio Platforms

RIL share gains over 4% as Vista Equity Partners to invest Rs 11,367 crore into Jio Platforms

With the latest deal, Jio Platforms is set to net a combined Rs 60,596 crore, which comprises mainly its telecom business under Reliance Jio Infocomm, which is the largest in the country with over 388 million subscribers. While the Facebook deal spoke about the possibilities of expanding Reliance's retail service, Jiomart, the deal with Vista Equity Partners only contained broad hints of how the two could partner.

RIL also said that Jio Platforms has now raised Rs 60, 596.37 crores from leading technology investors in less than three weeks.

India's Reliance Industries Ltd said on Friday private equity firm Vista Equity Partners would invest 113.67 billion rupees ($1.5 billion) in its digital business unit for a 2.32% stake, in a boost to the conglomerate's effort to pare debt.

The Vista investment pegs Jio Platforms' equity valuation at Rs 4.91 lakh crore and enterprise valuation at Rs 5.16 lakh crore, Reliance announced in a statement. Jio's valuation, when compared with listed companies, makes it the fourth most valued in India after HDFC Bank, TCS and RIL and ties it with consumer products major HUL. Jio says it wants to ensure that no individual is deprived of the "tremendous" new opportunities, employment, and businesses arising out of India's 360-degree digital transformation.

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On April 22, Reliance Industries share price rose over 8.33% to Rs 1339 against previous close of Rs 1,236 after social media giant Facebook announced buying minority stake in the Mukesh Ambani-owned telco Reliance Jio for $5.7 billion (Rs 43,574 crore). "These deals will help RIL reposition itself as a consumer/technology company", said Axis, retaining its buy rating on RIL, with a target price of Rs 1,780 a share. And analysts expect more deals in Jio in the near future.Bloomberg reported that Saudi Arabia's $320-billion sovereign wealth fund is exploring a potential investment in Jio.

Vista is a global investment firm focused on growing enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled companies that are catalysts of change.

Founded in 2000 by American businessman and investor Robert F. Smith and Brian Sheth, it has almost two decades of expertise in the field and is anchored by a sizable long-term capital base. Though Jio will be Vista's maiden investment in India, its portfolio companies have a significant presence in the country with over 13,000 employees. The Vista transaction and the other two deals-Facebook and Silver Lake-are yet to receive regulatory and other customary approvals.

"Mukesh's [Ambani] vision alongside Jio's world-class leadership team have built a platform to scale and advance the data revolution it started".

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