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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Lots of decision when you look back, say I wish they were better thought through. He said Zain Africa would now be per cent subsidiary of Bharti International. Zain has operations in 17 African countries and Bharti has acquired all, but those in Sudan and Morocco.

Airtel acquires Zain’s Africa business for $10.7 billion

The company has now million subscribers in 18 Asian and African nations. An ism is coming to an zaain. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

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.

Never miss a great news story! The company at present operates in 15 African countries. 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. At the end of September, it had total debt of Rs 91, crore.


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.

The company announced that it would launch the Airtel brand in Zain’s operations in all the 15 nations in October. Crude oil prices to direct sugar prices in For Africa, Airtel could also leverage its existing relationships in India to get deals for equipment, network management and IT infrastructure.

Options for RBI surplus: It is free cash flow positive but when I look Zsin think if I would have conserved that energy, capital and energy, probably we would have been better place today in our home market. Please Email the Wirtel.

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This deal would signal many new investments that would go to Africa, he added. What would be on the mind of India’s newest voter waiting to press the EVM button in Plus, its India operations were suffering from a tariff war and expensive spectrum acquisitions; so why not look outside for fresh growth? Five years later, the company is yet to declare any profits or meet any of its growth targets. Not all analysts are as harsh. Zain has operations in eight countries in West Asia and Africa.

At present, China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile player with a subscriber base of million, followed by Vodafone millionTelefonica million and American Movil million.

International Business World News. Bharti Airtel has long been looking to expand into African market but was unable to do so. After acquiring Zain’s telecom business, Airtel ran into dispute with Econet Wireless – a minority stakeholder in Zain Telecom.


Bharti Airtel completes acquisition of Zain

But we will have full control and our own brand. Airtel said a settlement had been reached with Econet Wireless. Read more on Sunil Mittal. Zain is Kuwait’s No. The company does not see any problem with another small shareholder Econet Wireless in Nigeria.

But it has never met these targets and now it looks like Bharti may have bitten off more than it could chew. At present, the number has come down to Under the terms of the share sale and purchase agreement, Zain had provided Airtel certain indemnities sain the Nigeria litigation and certain tax claims. NIFTY 50 10, 2.

Then there was the fact that India, the core market, was still drawing too many management resources of the company. Costs were high and they were experimenting with tariff cuts.

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. The company competes with deep-pocketed and nimble footed players like Airhel India, Idea Cellular and Reliance Jio in the Indian market, amid lowest tariffs offering free voice and very low cost data services.

Bharti finally entered Africa after aborting negotiations twice for merger with MTN sincewith Mr.