Reliance Jio Sells Stake To Vista Equity Partners For $1.5B; Deal Fuelled By Gujarati Connection

Four days after Reliance Jio struck a deal with Silver Laker Partners, it has earned fresh investments from another US-based tech-focused private equity fund. Vista Equity Partners has acquired 2.32 percent stake in Jio Platforms for an estimated $1.5 billion (Rs 11,367 crore), becoming the third largest shareholder in the company after Reliance and Facebook.

Sanchit Vir Gogia, Founder and CEO, Greyhound Research, a tech advisory firm, says, “Jio’s intent here is clearly three-fold: debt reduction and overall profitability; equity dilution at tech valuations; and sentiment uptick with global names. Jio Platforms should, in theory, get listed sooner than later – and that should dramatically change valuations.”

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