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Competition Commission Clears Reliance’s Rs 24,713 Crore Deal with Future Retail, Setback for Amazon

The Competition Commission has authorised Reliance’s proposed acquisition of retail, wholesale, logistics and warehousing companies of Future Group. The Rs 24,713 crore deal that might enhance Reliance Industries’ quick rising retail enterprise was introduced in August.

In a tweet on Friday, the regulator mentioned it has authorised “acquisition of retail, wholesale, logistics & warehousing businesses of Future Group by Reliance Retail Ventures Limited and Reliance Retail and Fashion Lifestyle Limited”. Deals past a sure threshold require approval of the Competition Commission of India (CCI), which retains a tab on unfair enterprise practices throughout sectors.

As per the discover submitted to the CCI, there are at the very least seven goal entities. They are Future Enterprises, Future Consumer Ltd, Future Lifestyle Fashions Ltd, Future Retail Ltd, Future Market Networks Ltd, Future Supply Chain Solutions Ltd and Futurebazaar India Ltd and its subsidiaries. “The Transferor Companies consists of a number of listed and unlisted corporations, primarily engaged in retail, wholesale, logistics and warehousing companies.

“These companies function on a pan-India foundation, and embody retail operations throughout segments akin to meals and grocery, attire, footwear and equipment, different merchandise, and many others,” the discover mentioned. Meanwhile, e-commerce main Amazon has opposed the deal between Future Group and Reliance.

Last 12 months, Amazon purchased 49 per cent stake in considered one of Future Group’s unlisted corporations, with the fitting to purchase into the listed flagship Future Retail Ltd. Amazon has claimed that its contract with the unlisted Future Coupons Ltd barred a transaction with various individuals and corporations, together with Reliance. is a part of Community18 Media & Investment Limited which is owned by Reliance Industries Limited that additionally owns Reliance Jio

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