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Bharti Airtel Acquires Additional 6.3% Stake in Second Largest Mobile Network Operator in Bangladesh; Now Holds 31.3% in Dhaka based Telecom Company Robi Axiata

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Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said its wholly-owned subsidiary has gained an extra 6.3 percent stake in Bangladesh’s telecom operator Robi Axiata from NTT Docomo for an undisclosed entirety.

The all-money arrangement will raise the stake of Bharti International (Singapore) – entirely claimed auxiliary of Bharti Airtel – in Robi Axiata to 31.3 percent from 25 percent at present, the organization said in a Bombay Stock Exchange documenting.

Bharti International (Singapore) Pte Ltd (legitimately and through its member entities)… has gained an extra 6.3 percent stake in Robi Axiata Limited (an element in Bangladesh) from NTT Docomo Inc and its gathering substances, on June 09, 2020,” it said.

The arrangement has been affirmed by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.

Robi is the second-largest mobile network provider in Bangladesh. It is an auxiliary organization of Axiata Investments (Labuan) Limited, which is an arm of Asian telecom goliath, Axiata Group Berhad, situated in Malaysia. Axiata holds more than a 68 percent stake in the Bangladesh telecom organization.

Airtel said the obtaining of the portions of Robi from Docomo has been done at commonly concurred valuation.

“The said valuation is non-material and isn’t revealed in this because of reasons of secrecy,” it included.

In 2016, Bharti Airtel and Robi Axiata reported the merger of tasks in Bangladesh. Up until this point, Axiata held a 68.7 percent controlling stake in the consolidated element, Bharti Airtel 25 percent, and the rest 6.3 percent was NTT Docomo.

There has been a striking get in bargains in the telecom space and generally, Indian telecom organizations also appear to be on the radar of worldwide speculators.

It is relevant to specify here that on May 26, Airtel’s promoter backed parent firm Bharti Telecom sold 2.75 percent stake in the organization to institutional financial specialists in the auxiliary market for over Rs 8,433 crore.

The deal continues will be completely used to reimburse obligation at Bharti Telecom and will make the promoter holding firm an ‘debt-free organization’.

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“The said valuation is non-material and isn’t uncovered unveiled thus because of reasons of privacy,” it said.

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Robi is the Leading Dhaka based telecom operator in Bangladesh. It is an auxiliary organization of Axiata Investments(Labuan) Limited, which is an arm of Asian telecom monster, Axiata Group Berhad situated in Malaysia

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