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India set for largest M&A deal today: Walmart to buy Flipkart for $15 bn

Walmart is expected to announce the deal to pick up close to 75 per cent stake in Flipkart sometime Wednesday afternoon

Walmar, Flipkart
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A day ahead of the announcement of the Walmart-Flipkart deal, the largest through the M&A route and marking the American firm’s real entry into India, both organisations were in waiting. The Flipkart campus at Bengaluru’s Embassy Tech Village was dressing up for a town hall meeting with Carl Douglas McMillon, president and chief executive officer of Walmart Inc, while preparing to shed the life of a start-up. The Gurugram headquarters of Walmart India too was busy setting things up for a similar meeting with Doug, as the CEO of the Bentonville major is popularly known ...