PRE-EMINENT SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY INVESTOR PARTNERS WITH
JIO PLATFORMS TO HELP FULFIL JIO’S VISION OF ENABLING A DIGITAL INDIA
Reliance Industries Limited (“Reliance Industries”) and Jio Platforms Limited
(“Jio Platforms”) announced today that Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”) will invest ₹ 11,367 crore into
Jio Platforms. This investment values Jio Platforms at an equity value of ₹ 4.91 lakh crore and an
enterprise value of ₹ 5.16 lakh crore. Vista’s investment will translate into a 2.32% equity stake in
Jio Platforms on a fully diluted basis, making Vista the largest investor in Jio Platforms behind
Reliance Industries and Facebook. Jio Platforms has now raised ₹ 60,596.37 crore from leading
technology investors in less than three weeks.
Jio Platforms, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, is a next-generation
technology company building a Digital Society for India by bringing together Jio’s leading digital
apps, digital ecosystems and India’s #1 high speed connectivity platform under one umbrella.
Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, which provides connectivity platform to over 388 million subscribers,
will continue to be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jio Platforms.
Jio’s vision is to enable a Digital India for 1.3 billion people and businesses throughout India,
especially small merchants, micro-businesses and farmers. Jio has brought transformational
changes in the Indian digital services space and propelled India on the path towards becoming a
global technology leader and among the leading digital economies in the world.
Vista is a leading global investment firm focused on empowering and growing enterprise software,
data and technology enabled companies that are reinventing industries and catalyzing change. Vista
has more than $57 billion in cumulative capital commitments and its global network of companies
collectively represent the 5
th largest enterprise software company in the world. With 20 years of
investing experience exclusively in enterprise software, Vista believes the transformative power of
technology is the key to an even better future — a healthier planet, a smarter economy, a diverse
and inclusive community, and a broader path to prosperity. Currently, Vista portfolio companies have
a significant presence in India with over 13,000 employees.
This investment by Vista, which exclusively focuses on enterprise software, data and technology
enabled companies, is further testament to the world-class digital platform that Jio has built, powered
by leading technologies, such as Broadband connectivity, Smart Devices, Cloud and Edge
Computing, Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Augmented and Mixed
Reality and Blockchain.
Commenting on the transaction with Vista, Mr. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director,
Reliance Industries Ltd, said, “I am delighted to welcome Vista, one of the world’s marquee tech
investors globally as a valued partner. Like our other partners, Vista also shares with us the same
vision of continuing to grow and transform the Indian digital ecosystem for the benefit of all Indians.
They believe in the transformative power of technology to be the key to an even better future for
everyone. In Robert and Brian, whose family hails from Gujarat, I found two outstanding global
technology leaders who believe in India and the transformative potential of a Digital Indian Society.
We are excited to leverage the professional expertise and multi-level support that Vista has been
offering to its investments globally for the benefit of Jio.”
Commenting on the investment, Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista, said,
“We believe in the potential of the Digital Society that Jio is building for India. Mukesh’s vision as a
global pioneer, alongside Jio’s world-class leadership team, have built a platform to scale and
advance the data revolution it started. We are thrilled to join Jio Platforms to deliver exponential
growth in connectivity across India, providing modern consumer, small business and enterprise
software to fuel the future of one of the world’s fastest growing digital economies.”
The transaction is subject to regulatory and other customary approvals.
Morgan Stanley acted as financial advisor to Reliance Industries and AZB & Partners and Davis
Polk & Wardwell acted as legal counsels. Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
& Co served as legal counsels to Vista.
About Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)
RIL is India’s largest private sector company, with a consolidated turnover of INR 659,205 crore
($87.1 billion), cash profit of INR 71,446 crore ($9.4 billion), and net profit of INR 44,324 crore ($5.9
billion) for the year ended March 31, 2020. RIL’s activities span hydrocarbon exploration and
production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail and digital services.
RIL is the top-most ranked company from India to feature in Fortune’s Global 500 list of ‘World’s
Largest Corporations’ – currently ranking 106th in terms of both revenues and profits. The company
stands 71st in the ‘Forbes Global 2000’ rankings for 2019 – top-most among Indian companies. It
ranks 10th among LinkedIn’s ‘The Best Companies to Work For In India’ (2019).
About Jio Platforms Limited
Jio Platforms Limited (“Jio”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, has built a
world-class all-IP data strong future proof network with latest 4G LTE technology (through its wholly
owned subsidiary, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited). It is the only network conceived and born as a
Mobile Video Network from the ground up and supporting Voice over LTE technology. It is future
ready and can be easily upgraded to support even more data, as technologies advance on to 5G,
6G and beyond.
Jio will bring transformational changes in the Indian digital services space to enable the vision of
Digital India for 1.3 billion Indians and propel India into global leadership in the digital economy. It
has created an eco-system comprising of network, devices, applications and content, platforms,
service experience and affordable tariffs for everyone to live the Jio Digital Life. As part of its
customer offers, Jio has revolutionised the Indian telecom landscape by making voice calls for Jio
customers absolutely free, across India, to any network, and always. Jio makes India the highest
quality, most affordable data market in the world so that every Indian can do Datagiri.