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From Two Investors Reliance Retail Has Raised Rs 7,350 Crore

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Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd have announced that it has raised Rs 7,350 crore from two investors — Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC and Global alternative asset firm TPG — by selling a stake in group’s retail arm.

Through two separate deals, Reliance Industries will sell 1.63 per cent stake in Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL).

GIC will invest Rs 5,512.5 crore to buy 1.22 per cent share in RRVL, the Indian firm said in a statement.

It said TPG will invest Rs 1,837.5 crore to buy 0.41 per cent stake in RRVL. The investments value Reliance Retail at a pre-money equity value of Rs 4.285 lakh crore.

In less than three days, Reliance Industries has entered into five deals to sell stake in RRVL.

Earlier, on Thursday, RIL had announced Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Co will invest Rs 6,247.5 crore to buy a 1.4 per cent stake in its retail arm.

On Wednesday, global private equity firm General Atlantic picked up a 0.84 per cent stake in the company for Rs 3,675 crore.

Also, US PE investor Silver Lake made a second investment of Rs 1,875 crore, taking its total fund infusion in Reliance Retail to Rs 9,375 crore for a 2.13 per cent stake. KKR had previously taken a 1.28 per cent stake in the firm for Rs 5,550 crore.

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