Reliance Capital Stake Sale Approved by RBI

by Lyju Kuruvilla on  October 31, 2011 at 2:20 PM Health Insurance News   - G J E 4
The Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group's (ADAG) financial services arm Reliance Capital said it has received approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for its proposed 26 per cent stake sale in Reliance Life Insurance to Japan's Nippon Life.
 Reliance Capital Stake Sale Approved by RBI
Reliance Capital Stake Sale Approved by RBI

The company had signed a definitive agreement to sell a 26 per cent stake in Reliance Life Insurance to Nippon Life Insurance for Rs 3,062 crore earlier this year. The deal was subject to regulatory approvals.

The Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA) has already granted in-principle approval for the proposed stake sale. Following RBI clearance for the deal, IRDA will now grant final approval for completion of the transaction, Reliance Capital said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange.

This transaction pegs the total valuation of Reliance Life Insurance at around Rs 11,500 crore.

Nippon Life is a 122-year-old Global Fortune 100 company and the seventh largest life insurer in the world. It is a leading private life insurer in Asia and Japan.

R-Cap figures among the country's top-four private sector financial services and banking groups in terms of net worth.

Source: Medindia

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