Reliance Capital claims stake sale to halve debt by around Rs 12,000 cr over next three to four months

  • Reliance Capital to sell stake in Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management and Reliance General Insurance

  • The company has also lined up a few more non-core assets to monetise

  • The Anil Ambani group-run company is sitting on a debt of over Rs 18,000 crore

Mumbai: Reliance Capital on Thursday claimed that it is hopeful of pairing its debt by around Rs 12,000 crore over the next three to four months, by when it expects to complete the stake sale in Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management and Reliance General Insurance.

The company has also lined up a few more non-core assets to monetise.

The Anil Ambani group-run company is sitting on a debt of over Rs 18,000 crore.

 Reliance Capital claims stake sale to halve debt by around Rs 12,000 cr over next three to four months

Anil Ambani, chairman of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. Reuters

"This substantial 50-60 percent reduction in our debt, will be achieved by monetisation of 43 percent stake in Reliance Nippon and 49 percent stake in Reliance General Insurance, along with several non-core investments," the company said in a statement.

Reliance Nippon is valued at over Rs 5,000 crore and the sale of controlling stake is expected to be at an asignificant premium to market, the statement claimed.

RCap owns 100 percent stake inReliance General which has also filed for IPO last month.

The company is also at an advanced stage of monetising several valuable non-core investments, including a stake sale in Prime Focus and other media ]assets, the release said.

Reliance Capital has interests in asset management and mutual funds, life, health and general insurance, commercial and home finance, among other activities in financial services.

Updated Date: Mar 07, 2019 12:10:53 IST