Walmart-Flipkart deal: from wishlist to cart

‘Walmart, Flipkart deal very soon’

Walmart is trying to acquire a controlling stake in Flipkart as it plans to take on rival Amazon in India.   | Photo Credit: ABHISHEK CHINNAPPA

Walmart Inc. could seal a deal to buy a more than 51% stake in Indian online marketplace Flipkart as early as next week, two sources familiar with the matter said.

The U.S. retail giant has been in talks with Flipkart for months to acquire a controlling stake in the firm as it looks to take on rival Inc. head-on in India. SoftBank Group, which owns about a fifth of Flipkart, was unwilling to sell a part of its stake as Walmart was offering to buy existing shares at a valuation of $12 billion, a price the Japanese investor considered low.

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