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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My Saved Articles Sign in Sign up. He declined to be named as his organization does not authorize him to speak to the media. 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. The payment will have no future financial impact on Zain as it had set aside provisions for potential payments related to the transaction at the time of the sale, a spokesperson for Zain said.

At the end of September, it had total debt of Rs 91, acauisition. 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. They got a very poor asset. The company competes with deep-pocketed and nimble footed players like Vodafone Acqulsition, Idea Cellular and Reliance Jio in the Indian market, amid acquisifion tariffs offering free voice and very low cost data services.

Tariffs in Africa were around 10 cents a minute, compared with the less than 1 cent per minute in India. Airtel said a settlement had been reached with Econet Wireless.

Fill in your details: For Africa, Airtel could also zwin its existing relationships in India to get deals for equipment, network management and IT infrastructure. December 15, After acquiring Zain’s telecom business, Airtel ran into dispute with Econet Wireless – a minority stakeholder in Zain Telecom.


It is free cash flow positive but when I look I think if I would have conserved that energy, capital and energy, probably we would have been better place today in our home market. State Bank of India has agreed up to one billion dollar loan in rupee terms.

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. Read more on Sunil Mittal. Related Topics Business Companies new service. Yuvi auctioned for Rs 1 crore, but his work is priceless. 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.

Airtel acquires Zain’s Africa business for $10.7 billion

Arpu is a key yardstick for telcos. Zain has operations in 17 countries in the region and is claiming to be the second largest operator after MTN. 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.

By haircut, he was referring to the extent that Bharti would be willing to cut its losses. India should flex muscle in face of US protectionism: Choose your reason below and click on the Report button. In the quarter ended September, Airtel Africa reported a 2. Your Reason has been Reported to the admin.

Zain has operations in eight countries in West Asia and Africa. The company has now million subscribers in 18 Asian and African nations. Bharti did not respond to specific questions.


Bharti Airtel to close Zain Africa deal soon. Bharti finally entered Africa after aborting negotiations twice for merger with MTN sincewith Mr.

Printable version Jan 1, 5: Five years later, the company is yet to declare any profits or meet any of its growth targets. Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now. The understanding of the market was lacking. Will be displayed Will not be displayed Will be displayed. Earlier, it had tried twice—and failed both times—to buy MTN Group, a South Africa-based telecom firm with acqjisition presence in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East.

Under the terms of the share sale and purchase agreement, Zain had provided Airtel certain indemnities covering the Nigeria litigation and certain tax claims.

Options for RBI surplus: Sunil Mittal, Mukesh Ambani aain different pictures of telecom sector. With these settlements, Airtel has closed several ongoing major litigations in Nigeria, UK and Netherlands,” Airtel said. The company does not see any problem with another small shareholder Econet Wireless in Nigeria. We are looking at more opportunities as we build more roll outs in Africa,” he remarked. Costs were high and they were experimenting with tariff cuts.

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International Business World News. This will alert our moderators to take action. At the end of the March quarter—the target the company had set for itself—Airtel had Defence Defence National International Industry.