Swiggy raises $700 mn in new funding round led by Invesco

Food delivery platform Swiggy on Monday announced that it raised $700 million in a new funding round led by Invesco. The funding round saw participation from new investors such as Baron Capital Group, Kotak, among others. Swiggy said existing investors like Alpha Wave Global, Qatar Investment Authority, Ark Impact, Prosus also participated in the round. Economic … Read more

Colgate India: Global brands like Unilever, Colgate in India have mutiny at hand

From Plc to Colgate-Palmolive Co., consumer goods makers in India are facing distribution blues that have nothing to do with pandemic-induced shortages and bottlenecks. The trusted middlemen that brands have traditionally relied on to reach millions of small neighborhood stores in 8,000 towns and 660,000 villages are in revolt. It’s a mutiny that the multinationals … Read more

Delhi HC puts on hold arbitration proceedings between Amazon and Future

Delhi High Court on Wednesday halted Future Group’s ongoing arbitration with estranged partner Amazon.com Inc in light of an Indian antitrust agency’s suspension of a 2019 deal between the two sides. The US company successfully used the terms of its 2019 investment in a Future unit to block the Indian retailer’s attempt to sell retail … Read more

Amazon to acquire Prione Business Services

Prione Business Services, the joint venture between Catamaran and Amazon, would be acquired by Amazon subject to requisite regulatory approvals, said Catamaran and Amazon in a joint media statement on Wednesday. On August 9, 2021, the partners had announced their decision to not continue the joint venture beyond the end of its current term of … Read more

Ninjacart gets Walmart funds

Ninjacart, a business-to-business marketplace for agricultural produce, said on Monday it has raised $145 million (Rs1,095 crore) in a fresh round of funding from existing investor Walmart Inc. and its Indian e-commerce arm Flipkart. Ninjacart will utilize this capital for technology upgradation and better infrastructure to organize, empower and enhance the lives of agri-value chain … Read more

Flipkart IPO ‘very much on the cards’, no timeline for it: Walmart CFO

Flipkart’s initial public offering (IPO) is on the cards but there is no timeline for it, said Brett Biggs, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Walmart, the American retailer that owns the Indian e-commerce firm “The (Flipkart) business is performing almost exactly like we thought it would. An IPO is still very much … Read more