Walmart closes in on Asda buyer after long path (NYSE:WMT)

A consortium led by the brother bosses of EG Group and TDR Capital has been chosen by Walmart (NYSE:WMT) as the popular bidder for Asda, in keeping with Sky Information.

The long-awaited sale of a controlling stake in Asda would see it return to majority British possession for the primary time since 1999. Walmart has been weighing what to do with Asda since a merger with rival Sainsbury was scuttled by British regulators two years in the past.

Shares of Walmart are up 0.60% premarket to $138.10.

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