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Bharti Airtel management confirmed that it is in exclusive talks with Zain for buying the African assets of Zain (15 countries excluding Sudan. Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom company by subscribers, has tried twice to enter the African market through a merger with MTN of South. Bharti Airtel – Zain Deal Analysis Prepared by Deepali Rai 09FN Parvesh Bansal 09FN Rohit Sharda 09FN Sahil Pabby 09FN 31/12/

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With 24 countries and deao Was shocked to find after 3 months that they have charged for PC Secure Bhrti useless n unknown Antivirus software and Online Desktop storage without any written or verbal confirmation whatsoever from my end. These loans will be replaced with longer-term debt after the March 25 deadline. Zain has 42 million subscribers in Africa September while Bharti has Talk to the people at Bharti and they will tell you off the record that they expect this deal to be smooth sailing.

Bharti-Zain deal – Weak Signals for Airtel

Additional Reading Management Finding the Virtue in Private Equity Firms Many view private equity firms as villainous actors intent on the singular goal of profit. I have an Airtel Broadband connection It is an all-cash deal and there is no issue of stock trading. The principal issue is one of valuations.

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Bharti might argue it would change all that. But Zain is in a different league. Other issues, too, could impact valuations. All Africans may not behave like we Indians, Mr. There can be no assurance that a transaction will be consummated. They simply break it! Neither of them happened in my case. When contacted, after so many different versions from diff people, they have waived the charges. It was known at that time as MTC. Although the funding pattern is yet to be worked out, the consensus view is that it will be entirely in debt.


What about other operators?? Business daily The Economic Times looks at the acquisition along another dimension. Ravichander gatesandwindows gmail. Where is the Bottom for Market Sell Off? TRAI is supposed to make an audit of the billing system periodically. And without serving local customers, finding their feet-on-the-ground, obeying the rule of the land, they are flying for expansion in Africa and other countries! Sign up for the weekly Knowledge Wharton e-mail newsletter, offering business leaders cutting-edge research and ideas from Wharton faculty and other experts.

African Venture: Promises and Pitfalls of Bharti’s Deal with Zain

Ziroom is the leader in apartment rental services. Almost every research house has been critical of the deal. MTN is a major competitor in most of the markets. The Bharti-Zain deal is also likely to usher in a year of mergers and acquisitions for India Inc. Inthe company introduced GSM technology in Kuwait, becoming one of the first companies in the region to do so.

Bharti and Zain are likely to be in exclusive talks till March 25, A few days before the Bharti deal was announced, Al Barrak announced his resignation, which was promptly accepted. But the Zain corporate culture is imbued with his go-getting style. How many millions of subscribers have been conveniently duped like this?

Bharti profit falls 27% on Zain deal – Livemint

Over time, high minutes of traffic can be generated with lower dilution in ARPU. Yet the proposed deal has given rise to misgivings. Further announcements will be made in due course. There may also be synergies in terms of network equipment procurement, transfer of best practices from Indian mobile market. Everyone seems to agree that Zain is a good target for acquisition, but is it worth the price Bharti is paying?


The balance sheet position appears comfortable for funding the deal. But new Wharton research provides better insight into the benefits of PE buyouts. Look how they dral for the law! Absolutely no coordination between them.

The note is, of course, a measure of caution. Mittal says his team is working out the details of various funding options. Also, though Sain says that no government permissions are necessary in fact, both India and Kuwait have welcomed the dealthe telecom regulators of all the countries will have to approve the takeover.

Bharti could run into integration problems in Africa. All calculations have been made and there is no issue over which we need to fret. Log In or sign up to comment. Low ARPUs could imply poor revenue streams or future growth dela. Only the Zain board has to give a go ahead, and we have to pay. As is the case with every merger, cultural factors bhartti influence how the two companies will integrate their operations.