Future buys Snapdeal's logistics arm for Rs 35 cr

Future buys Snapdeal's logistics arm for Rs 35 cr

Kishore Biyani's Future Supply Chain Solutions said it will fully acquire Snapdeal's logistics service provider Vulcan Express Pvt Ltd in an all- cash deal valued at Rs 35 crore.

Future Group Founder and Chairman Kishore Biyani said in a statement that through Vulcan, the company plans to boost its last mile capabilities and also offer state-of-the-art solutions to its e-commerce and retail clients.

Snapdeal Chief Strategy and Investment Officer Jason Kothari said: "Similar to our recent sale of FreeCharge, we believe Snapdeals sale of Vulcan Express to Future Group is a successful deal for all three parties."

The statement also quoted Kothari as saying that the company "divests off an asset that is non-strategic in nature for Snapdeal 2.0, allowing it to focus its capital and management on its core e-commerce business; Future Group gains high-quality pan-India end-to-end e-commerce logistics capabilities, and Vulcan secures a great new home for its business, including its team".

Future Group has been on an acquisition spree in the recent past. In October last year, Future Retail executed share purchase agreement (SPA) with Shoppers Stop for its Rs 655-crore acquisition of Hypercity Retail in stock-and-cash deal.

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