Reliance Petroleum Retail purchased Shubhalakshmi Polyesters and Shubhlaxmi Polytex's polyester businesses for cash payments of Rs. 1,522 billion and Rs. 70 billion, respectively.

Shubhalakshmi Polyesters (SPL) and Shubhlaxmi Polytex (SPTexpolyester )'s businesses were purchased by Reliance Petroleum Retail, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries, on Saturday for cash amounts of Rs 1,522 crore and Rs 70 crore, respectively.

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) and the respective lenders for SPL and SPTex must approve the purchases.

SPL produces polyester fibre, yarns, and textile grade chips through direct polymerization as well as extruder spinning with value addition through texturizing. It has a continuous polymerization capacity of about 2,52,000 MT/annum. It has two production plants, one each in Silvassa and Dahej (Gujarat) (Dadra and Nagar Haveli). In Dahej, SPTex has a plant for the production of texturized yarn.

The company's purchases are a part of its plan to grow its polyester downstream sector. RIL recently withdrew from the competition to buy JBF Industries' petrochemicals division, which is going through bankruptcy proceedings. RIL didn't offer any explanations for its departure.