Flipkart Acquires Myntra, to Invest $100 Million in Fashion Business

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Flipkart, India’s largest e-tailer, acquired online fashion portal Myntra on Thursday and said it would invest $100 million (roughly Rs. 584 crores) in the fashion business.

“It’s a 100 percent acquisition and going forward we have big plans in this segment,” said Sachin Bansal, co-founder of Bangalore-based Flipkart.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed but a source in the company said the transaction was valued at close to $300 million (roughly Rs. 1,752.4 crores).

 

The deal gives Flipkart a stronger hold in the fast-growing online fashion business in India.

© Thomson Reuters 2014

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