TM buys 49 percent in Spice for USD 179 million

Friday 10 March 2006 | 16:17 CET | News

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Telekom Malaysia has confirmed it is buying a 49 percent stake in Indian mobile operator Spice Communications. Spice has operations in two of India's most lucrative telecom regions, Punjab and Karnataka, with a combined subscriber base of 1.8 million as of February 2006. The acquisition complements TM's existing operations in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. TM is buying the shares from Deutsche Bank and Ashmore Investment Management for USD 178.85 million. The remaining 51 percent is held by Mcorp Global and its associates.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Telekom Malaysia
Countries: India
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