Walmart in talks to buy minority stake in India's 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. (http://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.
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"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.
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