Taipan: Third time lucky?

Bharti Airtel’s $10.7bn takeover of the African assets of Zain is hardly the surprise of the century. The financing that goes with it, however, will be a welcome boost for a deal-starved Asian loan market.

  • 22 Feb 2010
The Indian telecoms company has been forthright about its ambitions to gain a foothold on the continent, and likewise Zain has made no secret of its desire to sell.
But the Indian telecom company still needs to raise a $9bn loan to support the acquisition and with the market ...

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