Bharti Airtel Acquires 4.2 per cent Stake held by Econet in Nigerian


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

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

“Subsequently, Airtel’s general holding in Airtel Nigeria has expanded to 83.25 for each penny,” Airtel said in an announcement.

Despite the fact that money related subtle elements of the arrangement were not unveiled, Econet had esteemed the stake at $3 billion.

Subsequent to obtaining 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 backup has achieved a concurrence with Zain Telecom, as per which Zain is to pay Airtel roughly $129 million for the settlement of the majority of Airtel’s cases by virtue of the Nigeria case, 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.