Walmart Opens a New Front in Global Battle Against Amazon
— May 11, 2018
By Aswath Damodaran
In spite of that, Tiger Global, Flipkart’s largest investor until recently, priced the company at nearly $18 billion when it invested $424 million in it in January, an astounding rise in value for a company started in 2007 with Rs 6 lakh in capital. Walmart is paying $16 billion for 77% of Flipkart, valuing the company at nearly $21 billion. It is no secret that Walmart has been eyeing the Indian market for a while, recognising the potential for growth in retailing here. But attempts to enter this market for much of the last few decades have not been successful.
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Aswath Damodaran holds the Kerschner Family Chair in Finance Education and is Professor of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business.