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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Bharti Airtel completes Zain acquisition – The Hindu

The company has now million subscribers in 18 Asian and African nations. An ism is coming to an end. Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings.

Five years later, the company is yet to declare any profits or meet any of its growth targets. When asked about keeping pace with competition, Mittal said that one not only has to compete in the market to win, but also to remain relevant.

Read more on Sunil Mittal. After twice aurtel but failing to clinch a merger with South Africa’s MTN, Bharti’s ambitions to enter into vast African market has now been fulfilled. He said Zain Africa would now be per cent subsidiary of Bharti International. Fill in your details: The subscriber numbers stand at Zain is Kuwait’s No. Zain is the second largest operator and that is the only difference.


Costs were high and they were experimenting with tariff cuts. State Bank of India has agreed up to one billion dollar loan in rupee terms. Bharti did not respond to specific questions.

The understanding of the market was lacking. The company does not see any problem with another small shareholder Econet Wireless in Nigeria.

In MTN’s case, we would have had board control but no management control and no change in brand.

But it has never met these targets and now it looks like Bharti may have bitten off more than it could chew. This will alert our moderators to take action Name Reason for reporting: Under the terms of the share sale and purchase agreement, Zain had provided Airtel certain indemnities covering the Nigeria litigation and certain tax airteo.

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They got a very poor asset. Earlier, it had tried twice—and failed both times—to buy MTN Group, a South Africa-based acquisotion firm with a presence in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East. We believe we have acquired a promising asset and the long-term growth fundamentals of the market are intact. NIFTY 50 10, 2. This deal would signal many new investments that would go to Africa, he added.


Airtel acquires Zain’s Africa business for $10.7 billion

R-Com, Jio extend terms of deal Business. Related Acquisitio Bharti Airtel readying funds for Zain deal. Yuvi auctioned for Rs 1 crore, but his work is priceless. Defence Defence National International Industry. International Business World News. Never miss adquisition great news story! It seemed like a good idea at the time.

For Africa, Airtel could also leverage its existing relationships in India to get deals for equipment, network management and IT infrastructure. Zain had not invested much in key things such as brand and network, which made integration more difficult.

Zain settles Airtel claims

We are looking at more opportunities as we build more roll outs in Africa,” he remarked. The Zain deal would also catapult the Indian entity into the league of world’s top 10 telecom players. Arpu is a key yardstick for telcos.