Over the last few weeks, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Retail has managed to attract big-ticket investments from global IT giants like Facebook and Google. It is speculated to be holding talks with Amazon and Walmart. The global IT giants’ big-ticket investments are made as Reliance is all set to capitalize on a huge un-penetrated retail market in India. Starting from Qualcomm and Intel to Google and Facebook, the Jio platform has maintained to be valued above Rs 4.5 lakh crore.
Amazon is in early talks to buy a roughly 5% stake in Indian telecom player Bharti Airtel for around $2 billion.
For Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, chaos is a time of opportunity. In India, the Silicon Valley billionaire has 400 million strong markets that his company has sadly failed to monetize. Facebook’s investment of $5.7 billion in Reliance Jio Platforms is Zuckerberg’s biggest investment since acquiring WhatsApp.
Facebook announced that it has picked up a minority stake in India’s Telecom Behemoth, Reliance’s Jio platforms. The Facebook investment in Jio is valued at Rs. 43, 574 Crore for a 9.99 % stake, making the overall valuation of Jio Platforms at Rs. 4.62 Lakh Crore.