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Skechers buys out Future Group's 49% stake in joint venture

Skechers India has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American footwear major.

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Skechers buys out Future Group's 49% stake in joint venture
Kishore Biyani

Skechers USA has bought out Kishore Biyani-led Future Group's 49 per cent stake in its Indian joint venture (JV) for an undisclosed sum.

With this, Skechers India has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American footwear major.

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"Few markets match the potential for growth of India, which is why we entered the market initially, and why we recently decided to purchase the minority stake in our joint venture," Skechers Chief Operating Officer David Weinberg said in a statement.

Skechers South Asia CEO Rahul Vira said this development will enable the company to amplify its growth plans, accelerate expansion of its operations and build a stronger network to further gain market share in India.

While both the companies have not revealed the deal value, sources say Skechers paid close to Rs 600 crore to acquire balance stake in Skechers India.

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