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Bharti to invest additional Rs 3,700 crore into OneWeb; to become largest shareholder

The investment is a result of exercise of a 'Call Option' by Bharti. On completion of the transaction and with Eutelsat's $550 million investment, Bharti will hold 38.6 per cent.

June 29, 2021 / 06:32 PM IST
Sunil Mittal

Sunil Mittal

Bharti will invest an additional $500 million (over Rs 3,700 crore) into OneWeb, to become the largest shareholder in the satellite communications company that billionaire Sunil Mittal-run Bharti Group along with the UK government had rescued from bankruptcy last year.

The investment is a result of exercise of a 'Call Option' by Bharti. On completion of the transaction and with Eutelsat's $550 million investment, Bharti will hold 38.6 per cent. The UK government, Eutelsat and SoftBank will each own 19.3 per cent, OneWeb said in a statement.

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OneWeb has completed its transformation with the exercise of a Call Option by Bharti to invest an additional $500 million into the company, it added. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2021, subject to regulatory nod.
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first published: Jun 29, 2021 06:32 pm
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