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Singapore-based telecom operator Singtel will invest Rs. 2,649 crore in Bharti Telecom, increasing its stake in the Indian telecom major to 48.9 percent. The investment comes within 23 months of Singtel’s participation in Bharti Telecom’s Right Issue of Rs. 2,500 crore, which was completed in February 2016.\n\n“Airtel Limited… announced that Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel)… will invest Rs. 2,649 crore in Bharti Telecom Limited (Bharti Telecom), the promoter company of Airtel through preferential allotment of shares,” Bharti Airtel said in a statement.\n\nThe transaction is subject to the shareholders’ approval of Bharti Telecom and the funds raised will be used towards debt reduction, it added.\n\n“With this investment, Singtel’s total stake (along with its affiliates) in Bharti Telecom will increase to 48.90 percent,” the statement said.\n\nSingtel currently holds a 47.17 percent stake in Bharti Telecom while Bharti Enterprises continues to hold an over 50 percent stake in Bharti Telecom, it said.\n\n“Airtel shares a nearly two-decade-long relationship with Singtel, which has only become stronger over the years. The fresh round of investment highlights the confidence of Singtel in Airtel and the increased attractiveness of the Indian telecoms sector following the recent consolidation,” said Deven Khanna, managing director, Bharti Telecom.

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bharti airtel receives rs 2 649 crore funding

Bharti Airtel Receives Rs 2,649 Crore

Funding from Singapore Telecom Giant

Singtel

Bharti Telecom To Get Rs. 2,649 Crore

Investment From Singapore’s Singtel

New Delhi: Singapore-based telecom operator Singtel will invest Rs. 2,649

crore in Bharti Telecom, increasing its stake in the Indian telecom major to 48.9

percent. The investment comes within 23 months of Singtel’s participation in

Bharti Telecom’s Right Issue of Rs. 2,500 crore, which was completed in

February 2016.

airtel limited announced that s ingapore

“Airtel Limited… announced that Singapore Telecommunications Limited

(Singtel)… will invest Rs. 2,649 crore in Bharti Telecom Limited (Bharti

Telecom), the promoter company of Airtel through preferential allotment of

shares,” Bharti Airtel said in a statement.

The transaction is subject to the shareholders’ approval of Bharti Telecom and

the funds raised will be used towards debt reduction, it added.

“With this investment, Singtel’s total stake (along with its affiliates) in Bharti

Telecom will increase to 48.90 percent,” the statement said.

Singtel currently holds a 47.17 percent stake in Bharti Telecom while Bharti

Enterprises continues to hold an over 50 percent stake in Bharti Telecom, it

said.

“Airtel shares a nearly two-decade-long relationship with Singtel, which has only

become stronger over the years. The fresh round of investment highlights the

confidence of Singtel in Airtel and the increased attractiveness of the Indian

telecoms sector following the recent consolidation,” said Deven Khanna,

managing director, Bharti Telecom.