Airtel to Acquire Vodafone’s 4.7 Percent Indus Towers Stake if Funds Are Used for Vi


Telecom operator Bharti Airtel on Friday stated it has signed an settlement to purchase Vodafone’s 4.7 % stake in Indus Towers on the situation that the proceeds might be used for funding in Vodafone Thought and clearing dues of the cell tower firm.

Debt-ridden Vodafone Thought Restricted (VIL) has been unable to pay dues of Indus Towers, and each VIL and promoter Vodafone have proposed a fee plan to clear the excellent quantity by July 15. Within the meantime, VIL has dedicated to pay sure minimal quantity every month to Indus Towers.

Bharti Airtel has entered into an settlement with Vodafone to purchase 4.7 % fairness curiosity in Indus Towers on the principal situation that the quantity paid shall be inducted by Vodafone as recent fairness in Vodafone Thought Restricted (VIL) and concurrently remitted to Indus Towers to clear VIL’s excellent dues,” Airtel stated in an announcement.

The Sunil Mittal-led agency stated the acquisition can be at a pretty value representing a big low cost usually out there for such massive block transactions.

“As well as, Airtel can be protected with a capped value which is decrease than the worth for the block of Indus shares bought by Vodafone on February 24, 2022. This shall be worth accretive to Airtel and defend its current important shareholding in Indus Towers.

“Any such acquisition shall solely be finished when such proceeds are confirmed to be utilised by Vodafone to infuse as fairness into VIL together with any regulatory or shareholders’ approval being absolutely obtained,” Airtel stated.


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