Mumbai: Jio Platforms Ltd., the digital services business controlled by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, has completed the sale of 6% of its shares for about $4 billion.
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund closed a deal for a 2.3% stake for 113.7 billion rupees ($1.5 billion), according to an exchange filing from Jio’s parent, Reliance Industries Ltd. Silver Lake purchased 2.1% of the shares. The other investors were L Catterton and General Atlantic.
The transactions — announced earlier this year — helped Reliance declare itself free of net debt ahead of its goal. Jio Platforms had earlier also sold about 10% stake to Facebook Inc.
All told, Jio has now sold about 25% of its shares to buyers including Facebook and U.S. private equity firms KKR & Co., and Silver Lake. – Bloomberg
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