Reliance ADAG is one of the leading business houses in India. Here is a brief profile of Reliance ADA Group.

Reliance ADAG

Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (Reliance ADAG) ranks among India's top three three private sector business houses. The group has a market capitalization of US$ 22 billion, net assets in excess of US$ 7 billion, and net worth to the tune of US$ 6 billion. Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group has a customer base of over 50 million, the largest in India, and a shareholder base of over 8 million, among the largest in the world. R-ADAG has a business presence that is spread over 4,500 towns and 300,000 villages in India, and 5 continents across the world.

Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group came into existence when the business empire of the Reliance Group founded by Dhirubhai Ambani was split between his two sons, Mukesh and Anil. Mukesh Ambani, the elder brother, retained Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), the flagship company of the Reliance Group. The part of the empire that was inherited by the younger brother Anil Ambani was christened as Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. Hence, one can say that the founder of Reliance ADAG was Dhrubhai Ambani. The interests of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani span communications, financial services, generation, transmission and distribution of power, infrastructure and entertainment.

Companies of Reliance ADAG

Reliance Communications Limited: Reliance Communications Limited is the flagship company of the Reliance - ADA Group. The company is the culmination of Dhirubhai's dream of bringing about a digital revolution that will provide every Indian with affordable means of communication and a ready access to information. Reliance Communications Limited started operations in 1999 and has over 20 million subscribers today. It offers a complete range of integrated telecom services such as mobile and fixed line telephony, broadband, national and international long distance services, data services and a wide range of value added services.

Reliance Capital: Reliance Capital is one of India's leading private sector financial services companies. Reliance Capital deals in asset management and mutual funds, life and general insurance, private equity and proprietary investments, stock broking and other activities in financial services.

Reliance Energy Limited: Reliance Energy Limited is a fully integrated utility engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. The company distributes more than 21 billion units of electricity to over 25 million consumers in Mumbai, Delhi, Orissa and Goa. Reliance Energy Limited currently generates 941 MW of electricity, through its power stations located in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and Goa. It is currently pursuing a number of gas, coal, wind and hydro-based power generation projects in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal with total capacity of over 12,500 MW.

Reliance Media & Entertainment: Reliance Media & Entertainment has interest in Movies, Music, Sports, Gaming, Internet & mobile portals, Digital cinema, IPTV, DTH and Mobile TV. In 2005, Reliance ADA Group acquired Adlabs Films Limited, one of the largest entertainment companies in India, which has interests in film processing, production, exhibition & digital cinema. Reliance Entertainment has also forayed into the FM Radio business through BIG 92.7 FM.

Reliance Health: Reliance Health aims at providing integrated health services and plans to venture into diversified fields like Insurance Administration, Health care Delivery and Integrated Health, Health Informatics and Information Management and Consumer Health.

Note: The above information was last updated on 21-07-2007