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Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group or Reliance ADA Group (ADAG) is an Indian conglomerate, headquartered in Mumbai, India. The company, which was formed after Dhirubhai Ambani's business was divided up, is headed by his younger son Anil Ambani. It has a market capitalisation of ₹890 billion (US$12 billion) and net assets worth ₹1,800 billion (US$25 billion). The Reliance Group operates in over 20,000 towns and 450,000 villages in India, and abroad.
|Predecessor||carved out from Reliance Industries|
|Founded||10 July 2006|
Reliance Centre, Santacruz (East), Mumbai,
|Anil Ambani |
|Products||Telecom, financial services, construction, entertainment, Power, health care, aviation, Defense|
|Revenue||US$15.4 billion (2012)|
|US$2 billion (2012)|
|US$3.5 billion (2012)|
|Total assets||US$43.6 billion (2016) "'" (PDF).|
Number of employees
|75,000 (March 2018)|
Reliance ADA Group has six listed companies. Reliance Power, Reliance Communications, Reliance Infrastructure, Reliance Capital, Reliance Entertainment and Reliance Health with a shareholder base of over 12 million. The group provides telecom, financial services, construction, entertainment, power, health care, manufacturing, defence, aviation, and transportation services.
Reliance Commercial Corporation was founded by Dhirubhai Ambani in 1966 as a polyester firm. It got renamed as Reliance Industries on May 08, 1973. Reliance later entered into financial services, petroleum refining, power sector. By 2002 Reliance had grown into a U$15 billion conglomerate. After the death of Dhirubhai Ambani on 6 July 2002, Reliance was headed by his sons. The Reliance ADA Group was formed in 2006 after the two brothers Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani, split Reliance Industries in December 2005. Anil Ambani got the responsibility of Reliance Infocomm, Reliance Energy and Reliance Capital. Reliance Group entered the power sector through Reliance Power, and the entertainment sector by acquiring Adlabs. In October 2010, Reliance power placed world's largest order worth $8.29 billion to Shanghai Electric Group to supply power equipment based on Supercritical steam generator technology. Reliance power was the first Indian company to earn carbon credits, and the United Nations registered Reliance Power’s Sasan power project is planned to earn as many as 22.5 million credits in the next 10 years, under the UN Clean Development Mechanism, a greenhouse gas market which issues tradable credits to emissions-lowering projects in developing countries. Reliance Power has coal mines in Indonesia, and has also made major acquisitions in UK and USA[which?]. On 28 October 2017, the group launched construction of a defense production unit in Mihan-SEZ region. The unit will be part of a joint venture between Reliance Group, led by Anil Ambani, and its JV partner French major Dassault Aviation. The production at Mihan-SEZ will begin with components for the Rafale warplanes and Falcon business jet produced by Dassault. It is expected to fully assemble both the aircraft in the Nagpur unit in the coming years.
The brand ambassador of Reliance is Anushka Sharma for Reliance Communication, Abhishek Bachchan and Sonu Nigam for Big 92.7 FM. Virender Sehwag was formerly the brand ambassador for Reliance Communication, then known as Reliance Infocom.
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|Date||Firm acquired||Renamed firm|
|May 2000||BSES||Reliance Infrastructure|
|Oct 2003||FLAG Telecom, 207Mn$||Reliance Globalcom|
|July 2005||Metro Adlabs (51% stake), 74Mn$||Reliance Entertainment|
|Apr 2008||Lowry Digital USA, 7.5Mn$||Reliance Big Entertainment|
|May 2008||Vanco||Reliance Globalcom|
|Apr 2010||Codemasters UK (50% stake)||Zapak|
|Sept 2011||Bloomberg UTV (66% stake)||Reliance Capital|
|Mar 2015||Pipavav Shipyard||Reliance Infrastructure|
|Oct 2015||MTS India||Reliance Communication|
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