Future Group-Reliance Industries deal receives SEBI nod with observations

Future Retail and Reliance deal gets SEBI nod

On Jan 20, 2021, SEBI( SECURITY AND BOARD EXCHANGE OF INDIA) Approved the deal Between Kishore Biyani’s Future Retail and Mukesh Ambani’s RIL( Reliance Industries Limited)



Future Retail and Reliance deal gets SEBI nod


On August 2020 Reliance Industries and Future retail had agreed to the sale of assets worth Rs24713 crore.

According to the deal, Future Group has to sell its retail, wholesale, logistics, and warehouse businesses to Reliance Retail Retail Ventures (RRVL).


Amazon filed a plea in HC

Due to this deal, Amazon moved to the divisional branch of the Delhi high court to oppose this deal.

Amazon asked SEBI to suspend the deal between Future retail and Reliance Industries as Amazon Holds a minority stake(49 %) in Future Group

On December 21, 2020, Amazon also filed a plea before the Delhi High Court, asking for a stay on the Future-Reliance deal.


According to Kishore Biyani his company reached –

Out to amazon 8 times to get help financially, However, Amazon did not provide them with any major aid

“They could have provided us funds through affiliates or financial institutions by taking over loans from existing lenders but they never did despite the agreement clause and our request”

Economic Times quoted Kishore Biyani.


“The Reliance deal was a savior for us and the employees, stakeholders, shareholders, and creditors,” he added.





SEBI, on complaints registered by Amazon and the plea filed in Delhi HC, has asked the entities involved in this to keep their shareholders informed about every legal dispute.


“Company shall ensure that the shares of the transferee entity issued in lieu of the locked-in shares of the transferor entities are subjected to lock-in for the remaining period post scheme,” the regulatory body said.


“Company shall ensure that proceedings pending before SEBI against the entities part of the promoter/promoter group or are directors of the companies involved in the scheme, should be highlighted in the scheme document filed before National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT),” said by the regulatory body.


The regulatory body further stated, “Company shall ensure that the details of the complaints made by Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC (Amazon), the submissions of Future Retail Limited and the counter submissions of Amazon and all the proceedings pending and completed related to the same in the Delhi High Court Order in CS(COMM) 493/2020, the Award of Emergency Arbitrator in the Singapore International Arbitrator Centre or any other ongoing court/ arbitration proceedings, or any orders issued therein are bought to the notice of the Shareholders of the listed entities involved in the scheme while taking shareholder approval on the scheme.”


“Further the same shall also be brought to the notice of NCLT while filing the draft scheme for their approval,” it added, “Company shall ensure that any future disputes, complaints, regulatory actions or proceedings, or orders issued therein involving the draft scheme if any, shall be brought to the notice of shareholders prior to the approval by NCLT.”


According to letter, 74.2 percent of the business value of Future Enterprise Limited is getting transferred to Reliance Industries Limited.



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