Bharti Airtel has completed the acquisition of Zain Telecom’s Africa operations for US$bn. Read more about Bharti Airtel completes acquisition of Zain on Business Standard. In the largest ever telecom takeover by an Indian firm, Bharti. Bharti had a very low “Net Debt to Equity Ratio” of at the end of Dec., which means that it was virtually a debt free company It is good.

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State Bank of India has agreed up to one billion dollar loan in rupee terms. He declined to be named as his organization does not authorize him to speak to the media. Nazara in talks to buy firms in Hharti, Africa.

Zain is the second largest operator and that is the only difference. Announcing the deal, Sunil Mittal said, “This agreement is a landmark for global telecom industry and game changer for Bharti. This deal would signal many new investments that would go to Africa, he added.

In MTN’s case, we would have had board control but no management control and no change in brand. A banker familiar with the situation said the acceptance of the offer clears the way for Bharti to carry out a due diligence of the business before a final deal.

Announcing the deal, Sunil Mittal, chairman and managing director of Bharti Enterprises said, “This agreement is a landmark for global telecom industry and game changer for Bharti.

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Asked whether he regretted missing a deal with MTN twice and whether that was his first choice, Mr. This will alert our moderators to take action Name Reason for reporting: Drag according to your convenience. Arpu is a key bhartj for telcos. Zain had not invested much in key things such as brand and network, which made integration more difficult. Romal Shetty, who heads the telecom practice at KPMG, said the valuation may appear slightly stretched right now, but Airtel needs a foothold in Africa.


Two years later, things are not much better.

Bharti Airtel completes Zain acquisition

Bharti finally entered Africa after aborting negotiations twice for merger with MTN sincewith Mr. If the deal fructifies, the acquisition will give Acquisitioh a aortel foothold in a relatively untapped market and pit it in direct competition with MTN, with which it has tried and failed to merge twice.

The minute factory model works when the volumes of calls are already there, which they did not have. We believe we have acquired a promising asset and the long-term growth fundamentals of the market are intact. By haircut, he was referring to the extent that Bharti would be willing to cut its losses.

Bharti did not respond to specific questions. While a complete turnaround has taken longer than our initial expectations, we believe the overall business is moving in the right direction and we are satisfied with the performance.

Bharti Airtel to close Zain Africa deal soon. He said Zain Africa would now be per cent subsidiary of Bharti International. Then there was the fact that India, the core market, was still drawing too many management resources of the company.

NIFTY 50 10, 2. Your Reason has been Aurtel to the admin. Micromax strengthens international play, to foray into South Africa. Bharti Airtel is also looking outside India to boost its margins, as the Indian market has become very competitive, with voice call rates sometimes as low as 0.

The pricing is likely to aqcuisition down by over 50 bps now. Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now. Mittal stating that in the Zain’s case Airtel would have a total control. Will be displayed Will not be displayed Will be displayed. But we will have full control and our own brand.


To see your saved stories, click on link hightlighted in bold. Melania Trump departs Washington on Africa trip. The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Plus, its India operations were suffering from a tariff war and expensive spectrum acquisitions; so why not look outside for fresh growth? Bharti has maintained complete silence since the news barti while all Zain said in a statement on Sunday was its board would discuss an offer, but said nothing about the identity of the suitor.

The acquisition gives Bharti Airtel a total customer base of million, including million subscribers it had in India at the end of April.

Airtel acquires Zain’s Africa business for $ billion

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The Zain deal would also catapult the Indian entity into the league of world’s top 10 telecom players. The operations spread across 15 African countries that Bharti is seeking to buy are grouped under an entity called Zain International. Foul language Slanderous Inciting hatred against a certain community Others. Not all analysts are as harsh. As operators in India have shown, achieving bjarti minimalist cost structure is the best foundation an operator in an emerging market can have.

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