Online e-commerce company Flipkart is mulling its initial public offering (IPO) in the US through a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC).
The Walmart-owned company has been considering its US listing for quite some time and is now considering other options to quicken the process, Bloomberg reported citing sources.
SPAC, also called as a blank-check company, is a company without any commercial operations, formed to raise money from public investors for IPO.
Flipkart can seek a valuation of about $35 billion, and its advisers have approached many SPACs, a source said. The deliberations are at an early stage and the e-commerce company can also explore other options.
Flipkart competes with Amazon in the e-commerce market in India. It was acquired by Walmart in 2018. In July last year, Walmart led a $1.2-billion funding round in Flipkart, valuing the e-commerce firm at $24.9 billion.