Mar 18, This presentation explains all the Financial aspects of Airtel’s Zain acquisition. Why Zain? Why Africa? Was it successful? Strategies adopted?. Mar 30, India’s Bharti Airtel is set to become the fifth-biggest mobile carrier, on Zain’s African assets, is India’s second-largest overseas acquisition. Jun 8, It bought Kuwait-based Zain Group’s telecom assets in 15 countries in of Ebitda , by March , less than three years after the acquisition.

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The company does not see any problem with another small shareholder Econet Wireless in Nigeria. The transaction, which excludes Zain’s operations in Sudan and Morocco, may, however, pose challenges to Mittal in terms of turning around Zain’s under-performing networks, particularly in Nigeria, the Kuwaiti company’s most important market.

The acquisition, the second largest by an Indian entity after Tatas’ Corus deal, would make Sunil Mittal-led Bharti the world’s seventh largest mobile operator with a total subscriber base of about million. In response to query on performance of insurance business, Mittal said that Bharti Axa has recently got new team and fresh investments and insurance business has its own gestation period. On the Airtel Payments BankMittal said that bank was meant for financial inclusion, especially for those who have not used banking services in the past, and that opportunity to scale it in India was very big.

Related Topics Business Companies new service. Firing up Bharti’s global ambitions, the latest acquisition comes in the backdrop of diminishing revenues from its India operations due to hyper competition and rock-bottom tariffs.

We believe we have acquired a promising asset and the long-term growth fundamentals of the market are intact. In Acquiisition case, we would have had board control but no management control and no change in brand.


Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings. Zain has operations in eight countries in West Asia and Africa.

R-Com, Jio extend terms of deal Business. After acquiring Zain’s telecom business, Airtel ran into dispute with Econet Wireless – a minority stakeholder in Zain Telecom.

Airtel acquires Zain’s Africa business for $ billion

Related Articles Bharti Airtel readying funds for Zain deal. The understanding of the market was lacking. Bharti Airtel dials Zain. At present, China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile player with a subscriber base of million, followed by Vodafone millionTelefonica million and American Movil million. Zain is Kuwait’s No.

Airtel’s rushed Africa entry was a mistake that took many years to fix, admits Sunil Mittal

Five years later, the company is yet to declare any profits or meet any of its growth targets. Two years later, things are not much better. This deal would signal many new investments that would go to Africa, he added. Choose your reason below and click on the Report button. Announcing the deal, Sunil Mittal, chairman and managing director of Bharti Enterprises said, “This agreement is a landmark for global telecom industry and zaih changer for Bharti.

After twice wooing but failing to clinch a merger with South Africa’s MTN, Bharti’s ambitions to enter into vast African market has now been fulfilled. Acwuisition company announced that it would launch the Airtel brand in Zain’s operations in all the 15 nations in October.

While a complete turnaround has taken longer than our initial expectations, we believe the overall business is acquisitin in the right direction and we are satisfied with the performance. Never miss a great news story! Meanwhile, Airtel today said it had so far given aqcuisition 17, interconnection points, sufficient to serve 75 million customers, to Reliance Jio “well ahead of the time frame”, but the newcomer contested the claims and charged the market leader of violating licence norms by providing only one-way ports.


International Business World News. Mon, Jun 08 The company has also acquisitiom a settlement with Broad Communications, the single largest shareholder in Zain Nigeria, following which its chief Otudeko would now head Bharti’s operations in Nigeria. But it has never met these targets and now it looks like Bharti may have bitten off more than it could chew.

With these settlements, Airtel has closed several ongoing major litigations in Nigeria, UK and Netherlands,” Airtel said.

He declined to be named as his organization does not authorize him to speak to the media. Bharti did not respond to specific questions.

Bharti Airtel completes Zain acquisition – The Hindu

Under the terms of the share sale and purchase agreement, Zain had provided Airtel certain indemnities covering the Nigeria litigation and certain tax claims. State Bank of India has agreed up to one billion dollar loan in rupee terms. Sunil Mittal, Mukesh Ambani paint different pictures of telecom sector. Acquiistion would be on the mind of India’s newest voter waiting to press the EVM button in NIFTY 50 10, 2.

Bharti Airtel completes Zain acquisition

Plus, its India operations were suffering from a tariff war and expensive spectrum acquisitions; so why not look outside for fresh growth? This will alert our moderators to take action.

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