Silver Lake to invest in Jio platform
New Delhi: Sat, 06 Jun 2020 16:27, by: Staff Reporters

Reliance Industries on Friday said America personal equity fund Silver Lake and its co-investors can invest further Rs.4,546.80 crores within the company's digital unit Jio Platforms.

The investment comes on high of the Rs.5,656 crores Silver Lake committed to Jio Platforms earlier this month. Silver Lake's new investment offers Jio Platforms - that homes Reliance's telecoms arm Jio Infocomm and its music and video streaming apps- an enterprise worth of Rs. 5.16 crores, Reliance said during a restrictive filing, that it takes Silver Lake's stake to 2.08% from simply over 1%.

Reliance has currently oversubscribed nearly 20% of Jio Platforms to investors, together with Facebook, securing around $12 billion in six weeks. The deal adds to a recent flurry of fund-raising activity by the oil-to-telecoms big, controlled by India's richest man Mukesh Ambani, together with a $7 billion share sale, with plans to eliminate $21.4 billion of internet debt by the tip of the year.

"The investment momentum behind Jio validates a compelling business model and underscores our admiration for Mukesh Ambani," Egon Durban, Silver Lake's Co-CEO aforesaid within the statement. Silver Lake has regarding $40 billion in assets beneath management, together with investments in Twitter, hollow Technologies, and house chain AMC recreation Holdings.

Reliance plans to conclude the majority of its fundraising by the third quarter before exploring a 2021 public listing within the US, wherever it's eyeing a valuation of $90.


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