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RIL Acquires Major Stake in Netmeds for INR 620 Crore

RIL Acquires Major Stake in Netmeds

Reliance Retail Ventures has bought a majority equity stake in Netmeds of worth INR 620 crore.

India:  Reliance Industries Limited or RIL, a company that owns businesses across various verticals, has announced that one of its subsidiaries Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL) has acquired a majority equity stake in Vitalic Health Pvt. Ltd. (“Vitalic”) and its subsidiaries which are collectively called Netmeds. This investment is worth INR 620 crore (USD 82.736 Million) and represents around 60 percent holding in the equity share capital of Vitalic along with 100 percent of direct equity ownership of its subsidiaries which include Tresara Health Private Ltd, Netmeds Market Place Ltd and Dadha Pharma Distribution Pvt Ltd.

The director of Reliance Retail Ventures, “This investment is aligned with our commitment to provide digital access for everyone in India.” She further added, “The addition of Netmeds enhances Reliance Retail’s ability to provide good quality and affordable healthcare products and services, and also broadens its digital commerce proposition to include most daily essential needs of consumers.”

On the occasion, the founder and CEO of Netmeds stated, “It is indeed a proud moment for ‘Netmeds’ to join Reliance family and work together to make quality healthcare affordable and accessible to every Indian. With the combined strength of the group’s digital, retail and tech platforms, we will strive to create more value for everyone in the ecosystem, while providing a superior Omni Channel experience to consumers.

According to TechSci Research, this strategy adopted by Reliance Industries Limited is expected to work towards spreading digital transformation all over India and enhancing the healthcare infrastructure of the country by providing cost effective and good quality healthcare products at customer’s doorstep. The reach of Vitalic Health Pvt. Ltd. will be broadened by this approach as its shares are being bought by a leading business firm.

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