India: Flipkart stares at dent in valuations ahead of listing

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Flipkart is seen on the company’s office in Bengaluru, India, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa/File photo

Walmart Inc.-owned Flipkart is exploring going public in the US through a merger with a blank-cheque company, according to a Bloomberg report. Flipkart’s advisers have approached several special-purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, with a view to quickening its listing process. The valuation being sought is at least $35 billion, the report added.

News reports just six months ago had said Flipkart is eyeing an IPO (initial public offering) at a valuation of $45-50 billion. Of course, there is no official word about these valuation numbers but, as it turns out, tech stocks have indeed corrected in the past month.

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