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Walmart to Open 50 New Stores in India in Next 4-5 yrs
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Walmart to Open 50 New Stores in India in Next 4-5 yrs

Just after a day of officially announcing the $16 billion dollar deal in India's largest e-commerce unicorn Flipkart, Walmart Inc on Thursday has said that it will continue to grow its wholesale cash-and-carry business by adding 50 new stores in the next four-five years. US mammoth Walmart which so far had been handicapped by India’s retail policy that does not allow overseas companies to sell directly to consumers will now have an online presence, all thanks to Flipkart. Walmart India President and CEO Krish Iyer said, We currently have 21 stores and plan to open 50 stores in 4 to 5 years. Plans are on track. We have a pipeline of 20 stores and we expect to open 5 stores in the current year and then pick up the pace and eventually start opening 12-15 stores a year. Meanwhile, Doug...
Flipkart CEO confirms sellers about no change in operating processes
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Flipkart CEO confirms sellers about no change in operating processes

While the world hasn't got over with mega e-commerce acquisition of leading giants, Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy has reached out to sellers on its platform reassuring that there will be no changes in the operating process of Bengaluru based firm post $16 billion acquisition deal with US retail major Walmart. Krishnamurthy has said that the company will continue to focus on making sellers succeed adopting the "same vigour as in recent years". Flipkart and Walmart will maintain distinct brands and operating structures post the investment, the CEO said while reinforcing that Flipkart will continue to remain a marketplace where sellers from around the country can connect with customers. The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retail mammoth Walmart Inc took the world to storm after it of...
Walmart Raises $5B Revolving Credit to Fund Flipkart Acquisition Deal
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Walmart Raises $5B Revolving Credit to Fund Flipkart Acquisition Deal

A number of monetary corporations including JPMorgan Chase and Barclays are offering $5 billion financing to Walmart that will help the American giant fund its $16 billion acquisition of Indian e-commerce unicorn Flipkart. The credit line involved would be one of the largest revolving credit facilities in the recent times as it is priced between 300-400 basis points over London Interbank Offered Rate. The facility amount will be secured against the balance sheet of Flipkart and its shares will have a tenure of 18 months. The proposed revolving facility is an arrangement that allows buying company to facilitate the immediate acquisition financing requirements while the loans are secured against the balance sheet of the target company of its share price. "Walmart has very strong ban...