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Aramco Is in Advanced Talks on Up to $25 Billion Reliance Deal

  • Agreement on all-stock deal could be reached in coming weeks
  • Saudi firm may buy 20% stake in Reliance’s oil refinery arm
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WATCH: Anthony Di Paola reports on Saudi Aramco’s possible tie-up with Reliance Industries.Surveillance: Early Edition.” (Source: Bloomberg)
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Saudi Aramco is in advanced talks for an all-stock deal to acquire a stake in Reliance Industries Ltd.’s oil refining and chemicals business, people with knowledge of the matter said.

The Saudi Arabian firm is discussing the purchase of a roughly 20% stake in the Reliance unit for about $20 billion to $25 billion-worth of Aramco shares, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. Reliance, which is backed by Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani, could reach an agreement with Aramco as soon as the coming weeks, the people said.