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Alibaba in talks to invest $1.2 billion in Micromax

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is in an advanced talks to pick up a substantial stake in handset maker Micromax, reports suggest.For a 20 per cent stake in Micromax, Alibaba would pay $1.2 billion (about Rs
alibaba in talks to invest 1.2 billion in...
India TV News Desk May 11, 2015 11:52 IST

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is in an advanced talks to pick up a substantial stake in handset maker Micromax, reports suggest.

For a 20 per cent stake in Micromax, Alibaba would pay $1.2 billion (about Rs 7,673 crore), valuing the company at up to $6 billion (about Rs 38,364 crore), Reuters reported.

The domestic handset maker is reportedly seeking funds from private investors, or even a possible stock market listing.

Micromax started up in India in 2008, and currently counts Sequoia Capital and TA Associates among its investors.

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