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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Telecom News Telecom Policy. NIFTY 50 10, 2. Drag according to your convenience. Bharti-Zain deal Stock quote: Sudan and Morocco would be out of the deal. Representatives from both companies were not available for comment. 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.


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. If the deal fructifies, the acquisition will give Bharti a firm foothold in a relatively untapped market and pit it in direct competition with MTN, with which bhaeti has tried and failed to merge twice.

The operations spread across 15 African acuisition that Bharti is seeking to buy are grouped under an entity called Zain International. Another banker with knowledge of the deal said Bharti is likely to maintain flexibility on payment depending on how the talks progress—it could be financed entirely by cash or be a part-cash and part-share deal.

Airtel acquires Zain’s Africa business for $10.7 billion

The pricing is likely to come down by over 50 bps now. A third banker said the deal could acquisitoon in two steps—the first involving the buyout of the African operations as well as a small stake in Zain itself. 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.


Mr Shetty was also of the view that being a pioneer of the low-cost, outsourced model of operations, Bharti can replicate it in Africa, where market conditions are similar. As operators in India have shown, achieving a minimalist cost structure is the best foundation an operator in an emerging market can have.

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Airtel acquires Zain’s Africa business for $ billion

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