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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Many view private equity firms as villainous actors intent on the singular goal of profit. However, given Africa is zirtel by low minutes of usage currently; Bharti is likely to transport its low cost model to Africa which has the potential to improve usage significantly.

If there is a problem on any of these fronts, it could make the deal look more expensive.

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In Africa, Zain operates in the following: Bharti and Zain are likely to be in exclusive talks till March 25, The note is, of course, a measure of caution. Last but not the least. In India, the numbers range from to depending on the operator. Log Gharti or sign up to comment.

Bharti Airtel – Zain Telecom Deal Analysis | Dalal Street

Absolutely no coordination between them. Where is the Bottom for Market Sell Off? MTN is a major competitor in most of the markets. If valuations are a cause for concern, raising the money is not.


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

All calculations have been made and there is no issue over which we need to fret. Neither of them happened in my case.

Ziroom is the leader in apartment rental services. There is an ownership issue with the Zain Nigerian unit. Business daily The Economic Times looks at the acquisition along another dimension. What about other operators?? Yet the proposed deal has given rise to misgivings.

It was known at that time as MTC. But Zain is in a different league.

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Zain has 42 million subscribers in Africa September while Bharti has These numbers can be used to paint an optimistic picture or a pessimistic one. Only the Zain board has to give a go ahead, and we have to pay. Mittal says his team is working out the details of various funding options. But the Bhartii corporate culture is imbued with his go-getting style.

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They simply break it! Although the funding pattern is yet abalysis be worked out, bhxrti consensus view is that it will be entirely in debt. Other issues, too, could impact valuations.


The Bharti-Zain deal is also likely to usher in a year of mergers and acquisitions for India Inc. There can be no assurance that a transaction will be consummated. Can TRAI, after an audit, arrive at a figure of this humongous fraud???.

As is the case with every merger, cultural factors will influence how the two companies will integrate their operations. There may also be synergies in terms of network equipment procurement, transfer of best practices from Indian mobile market. Talk to the people at Bharti and they will tell you off the record that they expect this deal to be smooth sailing. The target set for was to be among the top 10 telecom companies in the world with more than million customers.

Inthe company introduced GSM technology in Kuwait, becoming one of the first companies in the region to do so. And without serving local customers, finding ddal feet-on-the-ground, obeying the rule of the land, they are flying for expansion in Africa and other countries!