Airtel’s acquisition of zain in africa. 1. Annexure-V- Cover Page for Academic Tasks Course Code: MGT Course Title: Corporate. NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: The board of Kuwait’s Zain Telecom has accepted a $ -billion (Rs 49, crore) offer from Bharti Airtel for the bulk of. Mittal’s firm Bharti Airtel had ventured in Africa market with USD billion (or about Rs 48, crore at that) acquisition of Kuwait-based Zain.

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The company reported a decline in profits and flat revenue for the quarter ended March 31, even though its customer base grew 35 percent over the same quarter last year. Please Email the Editor.

The company has also reached 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.

Bharti Airtel dials Zain. After twice wooing but failing to clinch a merger with Oof Africa’s MTN, Bharti’s ambitions to enter into vast African market has now been fulfilled.

The speedy process leading to the signing, underscores the importance of the deal to both parties. The acquisition, if succeesfully airtrl today will face opposition in the Nigerian and Gabonese side as the Gabonese government is said to disapprove of the deal acquieition likely to take necessary measures against it.

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In a recent interview with ET, Mittal said that the company would look at consolidation in countries like Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania, through mergers, acquisitions or both, even as the overall Africa business was turning a corner. By expanding its business outside the country, Bharti Airtel can in the long term benefit from economies of scale, including getting better deals from acquisifion, Bhatia said.

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Airtel acquires Zain’s Africa business for $ billion

Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now. Bharti Airtel acquires Zain Africa. This one Indian innovation could transform Africa. Nazara in talks to buy firms in India, Africa.

December 15, Announcing the deal, Sunil Mittal said, “This agreement is a landmark for global telecom industry and game changer for Bharti.

But we will have full control and our own brand. Bharti has maintained complete silence since the news broke 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.

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

Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings. My Saved Articles Sign in Sign up. Related Articles Bharti Airtel readying funds for Zain deal. Bharti Airtel has long been looking to expand into African market but was unable to do so.

This will alert our moderators to take action. 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. Bharti which had for long desired a foothold into Africa had tried and failed to access Africa through the MTN group twice.


A banker familiar with the situation said the acceptance of the offer clears the way airte Bharti to carry out a due diligence of the business before a final aitrel. In the quarter ended September, Airtel Africa reported a 2. The pricing is likely to come down by over 50 bps now. Printable version Jan 1, 4: Foul language Slanderous Inciting hatred against a certain community Others.

Zain has operations in 17 African countries and Bharti has acquired all, but those in Sudan and Morocco. 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.

Bharti to acquire % of Zain’s African operations: Sources – The Economic Times

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Defence Defence National International Industry. Never miss a great news story! At present, the number has come down to Bharti has already sourced USD 8. What is the outlook for telecom stocks?