Bharti Airtel Acquires 4.2 per cent Econet stake in Nigerian arm


New Delhi: Telecom administrator Bharti Airtel on Saturday said it has obtained the 4.2 for each penny stake held by Econet Wireless in its Nigerian arm.

“Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV through its entirely claimed auxiliary, has finished the procurement of Econet Wireless Limited’s whole 4.2 for every penny shareholding in Airtel Nigeria.”

“Therefore, Airtel’s general holding in Airtel Nigeria has expanded to 83.25 for each penny,” Airtel said in an announcement. In spite of the fact that monetary points of interest of the arrangement were not uncovered, Econet had esteemed the stake at $3 billion.

In the wake of procuring Zain’s telecom business for $10.7 billion in 2010, Airtel kept running into a debate with Econet Wireless – a minority partner in Zain Telecom.

Not long ago, Airtel said its auxiliary has achieved a concurrence with Zain Telecom, according to which Zain is to pay Airtel roughly $129 million for the settlement of the greater part of Airtel’s cases because of the Nigeria suit, certain assessment matters and related legitimate expenses.

It additionally said a different settlement has been come to amongst Airtel and Econet Wireless Limited, settling all cases and question between the two, incorporating into Nigeria and Netherlands.