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KKR to acquire 2.32% stake in Jio Platforms: Reliance Industries Limited

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) announced that US private equity fund KKR will invest Rs 11,367 crore into Jio Platforms.

KKR invest on RIL

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 May 2020 10:14 AM GMT

Mumbai: Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and Jio Platforms Limited, India's leading digital services platform, announced on Friday that US private equity fund, KKR will invest Rs 11,367 crore into Jio Platforms.

This transaction values Jio Platforms at an equity value of Rs 4.91 lakh crore and an enterprise value of Rs 5.16 lakh crore.

This is KKR's largest investment in Asia and will translate into a 2.32 per cent equity stake in Jio Platforms on a fully diluted basis.

Over the last month, leading technology investors, such as, Facebook, Silver Lake, Vista, General Atlantic and KKR have announced aggregate investments of Rs 78,562 crore into Jio Platforms. (IANS)

Henry Kravis, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of KKR, said: "Few companies have the potential to transform a country's digital ecosystem in the way that Jio Platforms is doing in India, and potentially worldwide. Jio Platforms is a true homegrown next generation technology leader in India that is unmatched in its ability to deliver technology solutions and services to a country that is experiencing a digital revolution."

"We are investing behind Jio Platforms' impressive momentum, world-class innovation and strong leadership team, and we view this landmark investment as a strong indicator of KKR's commitment to supporting leading technology companies in India and Asia Pacific," Kravis said. (IANS)

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