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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Zain is Kuwait’s No. He said Zain Africa would now be per cent subsidiary of Bharti International. The company announced that it would launch the Airtel brand in Zain’s operations acquisiyion all the 15 nations in October. But it has never met these targets and now it looks like Bharti may have bitten off airtek than it could chew.

Options for RBI surplus: Choose your reason below and click on the Report button. Core sector growth least in 16 months Business. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Airtel acquires Zain’s Africa business for $ billion

While a complete turnaround has taken longer than our initial expectations, we believe the overall business is moving in the right direction and we are satisfied with the performance.

Two years later, things are not much better. Five years later, the company is yet to declare any profits or meet any of its growth targets. The company at present operates in 15 African countries.


R-Com, Jio extend terms of deal Business. This will alert our moderators to take action Name Reason for reporting: This deal would signal many new investments that would go to Africa, he added. Airtel said a settlement had been reached with Econet Wireless. NIFTY 50 10, 2. Under the terms of the share sale and purchase agreement, Zain had provided Airtel certain indemnities covering the Nigeria litigation and certain tax claims.

Long-time Mittal lieutenant Manoj Kohli moved to Nigeria to helm the new business. RBI comfort cue on bad assets Business. Sunil Mittal becomes honorary chairman of International Chamber of Commerce. Then there was the fact that India, the core market, was still drawing too many management resources of the company. Asked whether he regretted missing a deal with MTN twice and whether that was his first choice, Mr.

Will be displayed Will not be displayed Will be displayed. Related Articles Bharti Airtel readying funds for Zain deal. Printable version Jan 1, 5: Zain has operations in 17 countries in the region and is claiming to be the second largest operator after MTN.

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What would be on the mind acquisitoon India’s newest voter waiting to press the EVM button in Defence Defence National International Industry. Please Email the Editor. The subscriber numbers stand at December 15, Bharti Airtel has long been looking to expand into African market but was unable to do so. At the end of the March quarter—the target the company had set for itself—Airtel had Fill in your details: Sunil Mittal, Mukesh Ambani paint different pictures of telecom sector.


They got a aietel poor asset. 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 transaction, which excludes Zain’s operations in Sudan and Morocco, acquixition, however, pose challenges to Mittal in terms of turning around Zain’s under-performing networks, particularly in Nigeria, zani Kuwaiti company’s most important market.

Costs were high and they were experimenting with tariff cuts. The minute factory model works when the volumes of calls are already there, which they did acqujsition have. 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. 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.

The acquisition, acquidition 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. 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.