A notable increase in the share price of Reliance Industries led to an astounding 4.5% increase and a 52-week or 1-year high of Rs 2,755 per share on the BSE intraday on July 10. Reliance Industries, headed by Mukesh Ambani, revealed intentions to demerge its financial services section into a distinct organisation called Reliance Strategic Investments Limited (RSIL), which set off this notable upswing. The demerged company would also change its name to Jio Financial Services Limited (JFSL) and change its branding.
Jio Financial Services will use its own data analytics to provide loan services to customers and business clients. It plans to eventually expand its product offerings to include asset management, insurance, payments, and digital broking. According to the business’s statement with the stock market, the demerger will go into effect on July 1 and July 20 will be the record day for the distribution of shares to the new company.
In terms of capital, this strategic spinoff would create the fifth-largest participant in the financial sector, directly competing with well-known brands like Paytm and Bajaj Finance. According to estimates, it would perfectly complement Reliance’s current consumer operations, which include India’s biggest cellular operator with an impressive 428 million customers and a renowned retail network with over 17,000 outlets.
According to the terms of the demerger scheme, the company stated in a filing with the stock exchange that “Reliance Strategic Investments Limited (RSIL) shall issue and allot one fully paid-up equity share of RSIL, having a face value of Rs 10 each, for every fully paid-up equity share of Rs 10 each held by the shareholders of the company, whose names are duly recorded in the register of members and/or records of the depository as of the specified record date.”
The newly created company’s board of directors gave its approval to the nomination of new directors during a meeting on July 7. The billionaire’s eldest daughter, Isha Mukesh Ambani, has been appointed as a non-executive director. Anshuman Thakur, a Reliance executive who has also been named a non-executive director, would be sitting beside her.