In order to increase its presence in transportation systems, Reliance Industries subsidiary Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Limited (RSBVL), has acquired an additional equity stake in its investee company skyTran Inc. for USD 26.76 million.
- This investment increasing RSBVL shareholding to 54.46% on a fully diluted basis.
- skyTran has developed breakthrough passive magnetic levitation & propulsion technology for implementing personal transportation systems aimed at solving the problem of traffic congestion globally.
- The technology has been developed by skyTran to create Smart Mobility Solutions.
The major deals and supports by Reliance Industries are featured below:
Aug 2020: The leading investment company British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, along with Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P, announced acquisition of a 100 per cent stake in a telecom tower company in India from a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited for approximately US$3.4 billion.
July 2020: The global energy company bp and Indias Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) announced the start of their new Indian fuels and mobility joint venture, Reliance BP Mobility Limited (RBML). As per earlier agreement bp has paid RIL $1 billion for a 49% stake in the joint venture, with RIL holding 51%.
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 Indias 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 nations service daily.
About Reliance Industries Limited
Reliance Industries Limited, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is a leading multinational company. RILs activities include petroleum refining and marketing, hydrocarbon exploration and production, petrochemicals, retail and digital services. The companys products and services portfolio touches almost all Indians on a daily basis, across economic and social spectrums.