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Mubadala buys 1.4pc stake in Reliance retail unit for $843m

ABU DHABI, October 1, 2020

Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Company will be investing AED3.1 billion ($843 million) to buy a 1.4 per cent stake in the Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL), a major unit of Indian business conglomerate Reliance Industries Limited. 
This is the Abu Dhabi group's second big stake deal with RIL, the billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led company, after the $1.2 billion investment in Jio Platforms announced earlier this year.
Reliance Retail Limited, a subsidiary of RRVL, operates India’s fastest growing and most profitable retail business serving close to 640 million footfalls across its 12,000 stores nationwide. 
Reliance Retail’s vision is to galvanize the Indian retail sector through an inclusive strategy that empowers millions of farmers and micro, small and medium enterprises. 
Working closely with global and domestic companies as a preferred partner, it aims to deliver immense benefits to Indian society, while protecting and generating employment for millions of Indians.
Reliance Retail, through its New Commerce strategy, has started a transformational digitalization of small and unorganized merchants and is committed to expanding the network numbering over 20 million businesses, giving them access to technology tools and efficient supply chain infrastructure that deliver superior value to their customers.
On the stake deal, Mubadala Managing Director and Group CEO Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: 
"We are pleased to deepen our relationship with RIL through this investment in Reliance Retail Ventures. Their vision is the inclusive transformation of India’s consumer economy through the power of digitization, creating opportunities and market access for millions of small businesses across the country, and we are committed to supporting the company’s continuing development."
Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director said: "I am happy to welcome Mubadala as a valued investor in Reliance Retail Ventures. We value the partnership with a knowledge-rich organization like Mubadala and acknowledge their confidence in our mission to strengthen the core of India’s retail sector – the millions of small retailers, merchants and shopkeepers – through the power of technology. Mubadala’s investment and guidance will be an invaluable support in this journey.”


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