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Bharti Airtel telecom investment prompts Google to seek Indian merger clearance

By Freny Patel
  • 16 Mar 2022 03:31
  • 16 Mar 2022 03:31
Google has sought merger clearance for its initial investment of $700 million for a 1.28 percent stake in India's second-largest mobile network operator, Bharti Airtel.

In a statement, Airtel said the partnership would lead to affordable access to smartphones across price ranges and would explore opportunities to create “India-specific network domain use cases

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Freny Patel


Freny has been covering antitrust law, M&A and regulations for over a decade, serving as Asia editor at Policy and Regulatory Report. Prior to joining as an editor at Mergermarket, she headed the banking bureau of a leading Indian financial daily, Business Standard. When India privatized the insurance sector, she had her own column in The Observer.

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