Walmart in talks to buy minority stake in Flipkart – report
Wed Jan 31 2018
Julie Young (533 articles)

Walmart in talks to buy minority stake in Flipkart – report

U.S. retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc is in advanced talks to buy a minority stake in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, Indian financial daily the Economic Times reported on Tuesday.

Walmart could buy a 15 percent to 20 percent stake in Amazon.com Inc’s main competitor in India, the newspaper said, citing two anonymous sources. (bit.ly/2BCKWix)

A deal could be finalised as early as March and may involve primary and secondary sales by longstanding Flipkart investors, the paper added.

“We don’t comment on rumours and speculation,” Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove told Reuters via email.

Bengaluru-based Flipkart was not immediately available for comment outside regular business hours.

The news comes nearly two years after Reuters reported that Walmart was looking to invest between $ 750 million and $ 1 billion in Flipkart.

Julie Young

Julie Young

Julie Young is a Senior Market Reporter and Analyst. She has been covering stock markets for many years.

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