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Flipkart targets to shift domicile from Singapore to India

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E-commerce major Flipkart is planning to shift its domicile or holding company from Singapore to India, according to a media report. With this, it will join several late stage companies which are also planning to move back to India over the next few months.

The domicile shift can be linked to Flipkart’s plan to go for an initial public offering (IPO) in the near future, ET reports.

Walmart-controlled Flipkart will be the second firm from the group which is planning to shift the domicile. Earlier, PhonePe became the first to do a reverse flip. It’s worth highlighting that PhonePe was fully separated from Flipkart Group in December 2022.

PhonePe’s investors had to pay Rs 8,000 crore in taxes to the government for the move and Flipkart is also expected to pay heavy taxes in the process.

The quantum of the tax to move domicile depends on the company’s valuation and third-party audits. Flipkart was last valued at $33 billion after a $600 million funding from existing backers in December last year. Also, it’s the most valued Indian-origin private company till now.

In July 2021, Flipkart received $3.6 billion led by SoftBank at a valuation of $37.6 billion. The company was revalued at $33 billion after separation from PhonePe.

Entrackr has reached out to Flipkart for comments.

Walmart owns nearly 85% stake in Flipkart followed by Tencent and CPP Investment which own 7.1% and 2.3% shares, respectively. The company’s co-founder Binny Bansal officially exited the company in January this year.

Most recently, fintech unicorn Groww announced moving back its base to India from the US. The firm already completed the process in March this year. Besides the above-mentioned three companies, KreditBee, Pine Labs, Razorpay, Meesho, Eruditus and Zepto have been working on reverse flips.

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