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The consumer-focused private equity firm L Catterton has announced an investment of $285 million in India’s leading digital services platform Jio Platforms Limited a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries.

  • Jio Platforms, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries, is a next-generation technology platform focused on providing high-quality and affordable digital services across India, with more than 388 million subscribers.
  • Jio Platforms has made significant investments across its digital ecosystem, powered by leading technologies spanning broadband connectivity, smart devices, cloud and edge computing, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, augmented and mixed reality and blockchain.

The major deals and supports by Reliance Industries are featured below:

June 2020: India’s leading digital service provider Jio Platforms Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries announced that global alternative asset firm TPG will invest approximately $683 million in Jio Platforms.

June 2020: Reliance Industries subsidiary Jio Platforms announced that Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala Investment Co. of UAE will purchase around 1.85% stake of Jio Platforms, for approximately $1.21 billion.

May 2020: Jio Platforms, announced that KKR will invest approximately $1.7 billion into Jio Platforms. This is KKR’s largest investment in Asia and will translate into a 2.32% equity stake in Jio Platforms on a fully diluted basis.
May 2020: Jio Platforms Limited announced an investment of around USD 990 million by a leading global growth equity firm General Atlantic. General Atlantic’s investment will translate into a 1.34% equity stake in Jio Platforms on a fully diluted basis.

May 2020: Jio Platforms Limited had announced that Vista Equity Partners will invest $1.7 billion into the company. Texas based Vista’s investment will translate into a 2.32% equity stake in Jio Platforms on a fully diluted basis.
May 2020: Jio Platforms announced that Silver Lake will invest approximately $850 million into Jio Platforms. Jio is building a Digital Society for India with various apps and digital ecosystems.

April 2020: Jio Platforms Limited had announced that Facebook will invest approximately $6 billion in Jio Platforms for a 9.99% equity stake of the company on a fully diluted basis.

April 2020: Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) had announced that it will enhance its support to the service of the nation 24×7 in a collective fight against Covid-19. The company has already initiated a multi-pronged prevention, mitigation, and ongoing support strategy that is comprehensive, sustainable, and resilient.

March 2020, RIL announced $66 million contribution to India’s PM CARES Fund to fight against Covid-19. The company also supports with medical devices, food delivery for health workers and caregivers. The company announced that its employees are ready for nation’s service daily.

About Jio Platforms Limited
Jio Platforms Limited is a world-class digital platform provider, headquartered in India. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited. It is a next-generation technology company building a Digital Society for India by bringing together Jio’s leading digital apps, digital ecosystems and high speed connectivity platform under one umbrella in India. Jio provides digital platform and technologies such as Broadband connectivity, Smart Devices, Cloud and Edge Computing, Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things.

About Reliance Industries Limited
Reliance Industries Limited, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is a leading multinational company. RIL’s activities include petroleum refining and marketing, hydrocarbon exploration and production, petrochemicals, retail and digital services. The company’s products and services portfolio touches almost all Indians on a daily basis, across economic and social spectrums.

About L Catterton
L Catterton, headquartered in Connecticut, United States, is one of the largest and most global consumer-focused private equity firm. The company has around 17 offices worldwide and it has made approximately 200 investments in leading consumer brands across all segments of the consumer industry.
L Catterton’s operating professionals and management team partners with clients around the world to implement strategic plans to foster growth, leveraging deep category insight, and operational excellence. L Catterton has long experience investing in consumer healthcare brands, including investments in CareDent, Pain Doctor, dentalcorp, Laboratorio da Mulher, FEMME, and PatientPoint. In addition to FEMME, other L Catterton Latin America investments include Bodytech (Colombia), Cholula, Espaçolaser, Grupo MYT, Grupo St. Marche, Luigi Bosca, Susana Balbo Wines, and Rapsodia.

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