Reliance Power in India's Largest IPO

February 1, 2008

Cleary Gottlieb represented the underwriters, led by Kotak Mahindra Capital Company and UBS Securities India, in an initial public offering by Reliance Power Limited of 260,000,000 equity shares listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. The $2.93 billion offering is the largest IPO in Indian history. The transaction closed on February 1. 

The global offering was made to investors under Regulation S and Rule 144A.

Reliance Power is developing 13 power projects in India with a combined capacity of over 28 gigawatts at a projected cost of $28.5 billion. Reliance Power is an affiliate of the Reliance ADA Group, one of the largest business houses in India, comprising companies in the telecommunications, financial services, media and entertainment, infrastructure, energy and other sectors.