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Reliance Retail Raises $1.3 billion from PIF
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Reliance Retail Raises $1.3 billion from PIF

New Delhi, Nov 5, 2020: India's richest man Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Retail raises $1.3 billion (Rs 9,555 crore) from the Saudi Arab based Public Investment Fund (PIF). PIF will acquire a 2.04 percent stake in Reliance Retail. This is the second investment by the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund in an Ambani firm. Earlier It had picked up a 2.32 percent stake in Jio Platforms for $1.5 billion (Rs 11,367 crore). The investment values RRVL, the retail arm of Reliance Industries Ltd, at a pre-money equity value of $62 billion (Rs 4.587 lakh crore). "This investment will further strengthen PIF's presence in India's dynamic economy and promising retail market segment," the statement said. "The transaction is in line with PIF's strategy as a leading global investor with a prove...
Flipkart acquires 7.8% stake in Aditya Birla Fashion for $204 Million
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Flipkart acquires 7.8% stake in Aditya Birla Fashion for $204 Million

New Delhi, Oct 24, 2020: Walmart owned Flipkart acquires a 7.8 percent stake in Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail for $203.8 million (Rs 1,500 crore) as it taps into the offline retail player's large bank of apparel outlets to bolster its presence in the high-margin fashion business. Billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla's retail business will issue preference shares to Flipkart, giving it a 7.8 percent stake, Aditya Birla Fashion said in a stock exchange filing on Friday. Aditya Birla Fashion's current owners will hold a 55.1 percent stake after the allotment. While Flipkart will gain from Aditya Birla Fashion's range of international and Indian brands, the deal will help the company cut down debt, which stood at Rs 2,776 crore as of March 31, 2020. The investment will give it a big...
Alibaba acquire Controlling Stake in Sun Art For $3.6 billion
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Alibaba acquire Controlling Stake in Sun Art For $3.6 billion

HANGZHOU, China, 19th Oct 2020-- Alibaba Group acquired 72% stake in China-based leading hypermarket and supermarket operator Sun Art for USD3.6 billion. This transaction demonstrates Alibaba’s new Retail strategy by further integrating online and offline resources in China’s retail sector. Following the transaction, Alibaba will consolidate Sun Art in its financial statements. Additionally, Peter Huang has been appointed Chairman of Sun Art in addition to his current role as Chief Executive Officer. Daniel Zhang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba Group, said, “Alibaba’s strategic investment in Sun Art in 2017 was an important step in our New Retail strategy. The alliance we formed with Auchan Retail and Ruentex was instrumental in building a robust infrastructure t...
India’s Supermarket Chain D-Mart shares down nearly 10% post Q3 earnings
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India’s Supermarket Chain D-Mart shares down nearly 10% post Q3 earnings

Shares of Avenue Supermarts, which runs the D-Mart supermarket chain, slumped nearly 10 percent today after its December 2018 quarter earnings failed to cheer investors. On NSE, shares of the company tumbled 9.90 per cent to Rs 1,416. Avenue Supermarts Saturday posted 2.1 percent jump in its net profit to Rs 257 crore for the December 2018 quarter. The company had reported a net profit of Rs 252 crore in the corresponding quarter a year ago, it said in a BSE filing. While the gross margin impact of its now-known strategy of driving higher throughout its stores by lowering prices across categories has been built into forecasts, the disappointment this time round was led by a surprisingly sharp surge in other expenses' (45 per cent), it said. "DMart's other expenses have rare...
Amazon, Samara Capital Acquire Aditya Birla Group’s ‘More’
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Amazon, Samara Capital Acquire Aditya Birla Group’s ‘More’

In the era of growing acquisitions, retail giant Amazon and home-grown equity fund Samara Capital have entered into a deal to acquire Aditya Birla Group's food and grocery retail chain known as ‘More’. After Future Group's Big Bazaar, Reliance Retail and DMart, More is the fourth-largest supermarket chain in the country. The two companies acquired the retail chain in a deal worth the enterprise valuation of Rs 4,200 crore. Aditya Birla Retail Ltd (ABRL) owns and operates 575 More stores. Following the acquisition, Samara Capital took over 51% of Kumar Mangalam Birla's ABRL, on the other hand, Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC, Amazon's investment arm got hold of the rest 49%. “The board of directors of the company, at its meeting held on September 19, 2018, has approved the sale...
Reliance Gears-up To Sell Smartphones and Electronic appliances Online
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Reliance Gears-up To Sell Smartphones and Electronic appliances Online

India's largest subsidiary of Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries retail chain, Reliance Retail has make its way to online sales of smartphones and electronic appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners, and televisions. Reliance Retail is the online extension platform of Reliance Digital, a consumer durables and information technology concept. Reliance Digital with 305 stores as of June and 4,530 smaller Jio stores will act as fulfilment centres for the online orders According to reports, Reliance was gearing up for online sales of mobile phones and consumer electronics for its employees for over a year. The commercial operation has just been launched across India. While this is an omni-channel expansion of Reliance Digital,which will focus on making the online operation s...
Lifestyle Pvt Ltd Pours In Crores To Open New Stores
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Lifestyle Pvt Ltd Pours In Crores To Open New Stores

The Indian retail fashion brand Lifestyle is reportedly investing about Rs 140 crore for the purpose of expansion during the current financial year. The company will open new stores, the investment of which is estimated to be Rs 8 crore to Rs 10 crore per store. “We are planning to open 12 to 14 stores during the current fiscal,” said Srinivasa Rao, senior vice-president of Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd. “The investment per store will be about Rs. 8 crores to Rs. 10 crores,” he added. Founded in 1999, the company, at present, has around 70 stores all over the country. The retail firm offers a variety of national and international brands It now plans to open more stores and the funds for the same would be met from internal accruals. According to the senior vice-president, the company would be ope...
Lulu group to Invest Rs 5,000 Crore in India in Next 4 Years
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Lulu group to Invest Rs 5,000 Crore in India in Next 4 Years

United Arab Emirates-based  Lulu Group, which runs a retail chain of over 120 hypermarkets in the Middle East, has decided to invest Rs 5,000 crore in India over the next four years, largely for setting up shopping malls. The group, promoted by Indian businessman Yusuff Ali M A, has already zeroed in on constructing mega shopping complexes in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Thiruvananthapuram. "We are planning to invest Rs 5,000 crore in India over the next four years," said Ali, who is also managing director of the group which has operations in over 30 countries. Ali, who hails from Kerala, also said his company has decided to open 12 hypermarkets in Saudi Arabia at an investment of Rs 2,700 crore in the next few years. The Lulu group currently owns 14 hypermarkets in Saudi Arabia. ...