Domestic traders’ body CAIT on Friday said it has filed a petition before the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to block the transaction that has been entered into by Amazon where they will acquire 100 per cent shareholding in Cloudtail.
The petition provides evidence to show Cloudtail charges less fees/ commission and is a preferential seller on the platform, and with its 100 per cent acquisition, Amazon will cause an adverse effect on the market, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) alleged in a statement.
“CAIT has today filed a petition before the Competition Commission of India seeking to block the transaction which has been entered into by Amazon where they will acquire 100 per cent shareholding in Cloudtail,” it added. The proposed deal raises some concerns from the viewpoint of competition law, it said.
Earlier, it was reported that Amazon is seeking regulatory approval to acquire Catamaran Venture’s entire stake in Prione Business Services, which houses Cloudtail, one of the largest sellers on the ecommerce major’s Indian platform.
Catamaran, the investment office of Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy and Jeff Bezos-led Amazon announced the proposed deal, subject to regulatory approval, in a joint statement.
“Amazon has made a filing with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for approval to buy Catamaran’s stake that will give it 100 per cent ownership in Prione,” a person aware of the matter said.
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