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In Pics: Reliance Industries' recent acquisitions and investments

From Dunzo to Addverb Technologies, here's a look at all the recent investments and acquisitions Reliance Industries has had in the past few months.

January 22, 2022 / 07:17 PM IST
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Reliance Retail Ventures (RRVL), through its wholly-owned subsidiary 7-India Convenience Retail, entered into a master franchise agreement with 7-Eleven, Inc (SEI) for the launch of 7-Eleven convenience stores in India. The first 7-Eleven store opened on October 9 2021 in Andheri East, Mumbai. RRVL is a subsidiary of Reliance Industries (RIL) and holding company of all the retail companies under the RIL Group. (Image: CNBC TV-18)
Ritu Kumar (Image: Company website)
Reliance Retail Ventures acquired a 52 percent equity stake in Ritika Pvt Ltd that owns Ritu Kumar, Label Ritu Kumar, RI Ritu Kumar, aarké, and Ritu Kumar Home and Living. Reliance Retail Ventures bought out private equity firm Everstone Group’s 35 percent stake in the company to complete the deal to acquire the majority share of the company. This acquisition happened in October 2021 as well, along with 7 eleven and the investment in Manish Malhotra’s eponymous brand for a 40 percent minority stake. (Image: File Image)
Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL) acquired 1.31 crore equity shares of Rs 10 each of Just Dial at a price of Rs 1,020 per equity share from the company’s CEO VSS Mani on the floor of the stock exchange through the block window facility. now holds 40.98 percent in Just Dial Ltd, a statement released by the company on September 2 read. has taken sole control of Just Dial Limited in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) takeover regulations with effect from September 1, 2021.
In July 2021, Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL) acquired 1.31 crore equity shares of Rs 10 each of Just Dial at a price of Rs 1,020 per equity share from the company’s CEO VSS Mani on the floor of the stock exchange through the block window facility. It now holds 40.98 percent in Just Dial. Reliance has taken sole control of Just Dial in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) takeover regulations with effect from September 1, 2021. (Image: File Image)
Dunzo Digital
In January 2022, Reliance Retail acquired a 25.8 percent stake in Bengaluru-based Dunzo, valuing the company at about $800 million. Founded by Kabeer Biswas in 2016, the $240 million shot in the arm by Reliance is more than what Dunzo had raised all these years- about $140 million. (Image: File Image)
Mandarin Oriental Hotel (Picture courtesy: Hotel website)
Reliance Industries on January 8 2022 said that it has entered a pact to acquire Mandarin Oriental, a premium luxury hotel in New York, for an equity consideration of around $98.15 million.
In a statement to bourses, the conglomerate said that RIL’s arm Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited (RIIHL), has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Columbus Centre Corporation (Cayman), a company incorporated in the Cayman Islands and the indirect owner of a 73.37% stake in Mandarin Oriental New York.  The closing of the transaction is anticipated to occur by the end of March 2022 and is subject to certain customary regulatory and other approvals and the satisfaction of certain other conditions. (Image: File Image)
Reliance Retail has acquired a 54 per cent stake in domestic robotics company Addverb for USD 132 million (about Rs 983 crore) With this investment, Reliance will hold around 54 per cent stake in Addverb. They become the largest shareholder in the company. (Representative Image)
In January 2022, Reliance Retail acquired a 54 per cent stake in domestic robotics company Addverb for USD 132 million (about Rs 983 crore). With this investment, Reliance Retail became the largest shareholder in the company. (Representative Image)
Reliance Industries (RIL) said on August 18 that it acquired 60 percent stake in online pharmacy Netmeds for Rs 620 crore
In August 2020, Reliance Industries (RIL)  acquired 60 percent stake in online pharmacy Netmeds for Rs 620 crore. Disclaimer: MoneyControl is a part of the Network18 group. Network18 is controlled by In dependent Media Trust, of which Reliance Industries is a sole beneficiary)
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