Mukesh Ambani’s RIL buys UK’s iconic Stoke Park for $79 million
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd. has acquired Stoke Park Ltd in United Kingdom.
Indian billionaire businessman and Asia’s richest person, Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Limited has purchased Stoke Park Country Club, Spa, and Hotel which is a private sporting and leisure estate in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom for 57 million pounds ($79 million)
Stoke Park has served as the filming location for several major films, including James Bond’s ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, Bridget Jones’s ‘Diary,’ and ‘Layer Cake’. Other features filmed include- ‘The Vice’, ‘The Professionals’, ‘Midsomer Murders’, ‘Dead of Night’, and many advertisements.
On Thursday, Reliance said in a filing late: “Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Ltd (RIIHL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, has on April 22, 2021, acquired the entire issued share capital of Stoke Park Limited, a company incorporated in the United Kingdom, for 57 million pounds.”
It also hosts the annual Boodles Tennis Championships as a warm-up to Wimbledon, a week prior to the Championships.
The mansion building is designed by James Wyatt in 1788 and is located in the middle of 300 acres of parkland, lakes, gardens, and monuments. In 1908, it became the first country club in the UK. In 2013, it was awarded five red AA stars, the highest accolade for service and facilities for hotels, by The Automobile Association.
This is the second major purchase of an iconic British company by Ambani. He bought British’s toy store Hamleys in 2019, to reinforce its retail footprint.
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