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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Five years on, Airtel’s Africa business still off target – Livemint

Your Reason has been Reported to the admin. This will alert our moderators to take action Name Reason for reporting: The subscriber numbers stand at 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. Then there was the fact that India, the core market, was still drawing too many management resources of the company.

The company has now million subscribers in 18 Asian and African nations.

Not all analysts are as harsh. This will alert our moderators to take action. Printable version Jan 1, 5: After twice wooing but failing to clinch a merger accquisition South Africa’s MTN, Bharti’s ambitions to enter into vast African market has now been fulfilled. Acquisigion 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.


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Zain has operations in 17 African countries and Bharti has acquired all, but those in Sudan and Morocco. He declined to be named as his organization does not authorize him to speak to the media. In the quarter ended September, Airtel Africa reported a 2. Never miss a great news story! What would be on the mind of India’s newest voter waiting to press the EVM button in Zain has operations in eight countries in West Asia and Africa.

Bharti finally entered Africa after aborting negotiations twice for merger with MTN sincewith Mr. They got a very poor asset. At present, the acsuisition has come down to Zain had not invested much in key things such as brand and network, which made integration more difficult.

The company announced that it would launch the Airtel brand in Zain’s operations in all the 15 nations in October.

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. For Africa, Airtel could also leverage its existing relationships in India to get deals for equipment, network management and IT infrastructure.


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Long-time Mittal lieutenant Manoj Kohli moved to Nigeria to helm the new business. 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. Plus, its India operations were suffering from a tariff war and expensive spectrum acquisitions; so why not look outside for fresh growth?

At the end of Zzin, it had total debt of Rs 91, crore.

Acquisiiton say Zain had not invested enough in its Africa assets and was bleeding cash. The Zain deal would also catapult the Indian entity into the league of world’s top 10 telecom players.

After acquiring Zain’s telecom business, Airtel ran into dispute with Econet Wireless – a minority stakeholder in Zain Telecom. Related Articles Bharti Airtel readying funds for Zain deal.

The minute factory model works when the volumes of calls are already there, which they did not have. December 15, Yuvi auctioned for Rs 1 crore, but his work is priceless.