New Delhi: Reliance Industries-owned Jio Platforms grabbed another cheque from General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, worth Rs 6,598.38 crore for 1.34 per cent in the company.
This investment values Jio Platforms at an equity value of Rs 4.91 lakh crore and an enterprise value of Rs 5.16 lakh crore.
With this investment, Jio Platforms has raised Rs 67,194.75 crore from leading technology investors including Facebook, Silver Lake, Vista Equity Partners and General Atlantic in less than four weeks.
The oil-to-retail major is also in process of raising Rs 53,125 crore via rights issue from its shareholders that will kickoff on May 20. That will mean a total investment of about Rs 1.20 lakh crore.
âWe are excited to leverage General Atlanticâs proven global expertise and strategic insights across 40 years of technology investing for the benefit of Jio,â said Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries.
Morgan Stanley acted as financial advisor to Reliance Industries and AZB & Partners, and Davis Polk & Wardwell acted as legal counsel. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. acted as legal counsel to General Atlantic.
The company plans to become debt free by March 2021. Currently, RIL has a gross debt of over Rs 3 lakh crore and a net debt of Rs 1.5 lakh crore.