Bharti launches long awaited $7.5bn loan

India’s Bharti has soft-launched the senior syndication phase for $7.5bn of loan financing that will help it buy Zain’s African businesses for $10.7bn.

  • 15 Jul 2010

The size of the deal and its tight pricing when sealed in March will mean Asia’s loans bankers will watch it closely.

The borrower is sounding out banks about joining the deal as mandated lead arrangers or as MLAs and bookrunners.

Three or four lenders, all international banks, are ...

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