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Zain, Paltel merger off

After months of courting, the proposed merger between emerging markets telecoms giant Zain and Palestinian operator Paltel is off.

James Middleton

November 20, 2009

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After months of courting, the proposed merger between emerging markets telecoms giant Zain and Palestinian operator Paltel is off.

Zain announced plans in May to take an equity shareholding of 56.53 per cent in Paltel, a publicly listed carrier, in exchange for Paltel acquiring 100 per cent of Zain Jordan.

The proposed merger would have given Paltel shareholders 41.43 per cent of the merged entity. However the deal has been called off “because Zain did not receive the required government approvals that were condition precedent to concluding the deal”.

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James Middleton

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