Flipkart’s ₹122 billion stake sale may see Accel and Tiger International go away

Tiger International presently owns round 4% of Flipkart, in comparison with Accel’s barely greater than 1% possession. Walmart’s share in Flipkart will rise from its current 72% holding if a deal is finalized.

Two of Flipkart’s early buyers, enterprise capital agency Accel Companions and New York-based funding agency Tiger International, are in talks to promote their residual share within the e-commerce firm, which quantities to roughly 5% of the whole. They estimated that the American retail behemoth positioned in Bentonville will spend about ₹122 billion on this stake acquisition.

Tiger International presently owns round 4% of Flipkart, in comparison with Accel’s barely greater than 1% possession.

Walmart will broaden its curiosity in Flipkart from its current holding of 72% if a deal is finalized.

Accel & Tiger promote and exit

“Tiger and Accel want to totally promote and depart right now. The negotiations are progressing, and when all the things is prepared, the deal will shut “in accordance with a type of who had been beforehand talked about. As a consequence of their (early) bets on the corporate and the next money exit, it’s a main milestone for each Accel and Tiger International.

Each funding corporations are leaving Flipkart largely because of the requirement to reimburse their sponsors or restricted companions for funds which can be nearing the tip of their maturity cycle.

Following its ₹7500 Crores funding in funds firm PhonePe by way of major and secondary investments, Walmart has determined to purchase out Flipkart’s unique backers Accel and Tiger International.


The newest deal is anticipated to offer returns for Accel, which made its preliminary funding in Flipkart in 2009, of about ₹28 billion as soon as it exits the enterprise. Accel had initially put in ₹81 million, and over time had invested a complete of round ₹8 billion within the enterprise launched in 2007 by Sachin and Binny Bansal.

When the enterprise fund bought a portion of its possession in Flipkart on the time of Walmart’s  ₹1 trillion acquisition in 2018, it generated huge returns of round  ₹7500 crores.

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Tiger International

In keeping with Lee Fixel, a former associate within the NY firm who oversaw its investments in Flipkart, Tiger International’s ultimate sale of its inventory to Walmart will end in a large dividend and full an funding cycle. Later, Fixel would improve Tiger International’s stakes in India by investing in a number of companies, together with Razorpay, Delhivery, Freshworks, and Ola.

Tiger International had made round  ₹163 billion (on the present change charge) from the sale of a portion of its inventory on the time Walmart acquired Flipkart in 2018. After all, Tiger International can be contesting a tax demand on its exit with Indian tax authorities.

In 2019, Fixel disbanded the fund to launch his personal, known as Addition. Tiger International’s Scott Shleifer, head of personal investments, and staff like Alex Cook dinner now have accountability for the Indian market.

Along with Fixel, Kalyan Krishnamurthy, the CEO of the Flipkart group, was a earlier govt of Tiger International. Earlier than ultimately assuming his present place, he first joined the e-commerce firm as its chief monetary officer.

Walmart India

There’s a liquidity crunch each globally and in India, which is why negotiations to supply Accel and Tiger International an exit are nonetheless ongoing.

This demonstrates Walmart’s ongoing confidence within the Indian market demonstrated by its investments in Flipkart and PhonePe. The funds startup and its former mother or father firm, Flipkart, just lately parted methods.

Present and former Flipkart staff will every obtain a one-time money dividend of ₹51 billion as a part of the PhonePe transaction. In an inside notice, whereas saying the Cellphone Pe cut up, Krishnamurthy confirmed the payout to the employees.

The workers compensation is for the worth of PhonePe of their holding, not for funding in PhonePe’s new unit by the worker group, which holds inventory choices within the e-commerce firm.

Together with secondary share gross sales, Walmart is contributing greater than ₹7500 crores to PhonePe’s persevering with funding spherical, bringing the whole to roughly ₹163 billion.

As part of the persevering with funding spherical, PhonePe has raised ₹28 billion within the first tranche from Basic Atlantic at a pre-money valuation of ₹977 billion.


Flipkart’s valuation can be being revised as a part of the separation, going from ₹3 trillion in 2021 to about ₹2 trillion at present. For Flipkart, it has constantly held the nation’s market share management throughout each the first vacation procuring season and enterprise as normal. 

The Singapore mother or father firm of Flipkart had invested  ₹7 billion in its India market division. Flipkart had initially thought-about making an IPO in 2023, however the preparations have been placed on maintain in the meanwhile as a consequence of adjustments in international macroeconomic uncertainty.