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Airtel Africa London Stock Exchange debut lacklustre, stock falls 15%

Airtel Africa operates across 14 African countries and has over 100 million customers

Airtel Africa Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal (centre), along with the management, at the London Stock Exchange on Friday 	 Photo: LSE
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Airtel Africa Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal (centre), along with the management, at the London Stock Exchange on Friday Photo: LSE

Sohini Das Mumbai
Airtel Africa made a lacklustre debut on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) on Friday, knocking almost £400 million off its opening valuation.

The shares fell sharply upon what may be a disappointing debut for one of the largest initial public offers (IPOs) announced in London in 2019, falling as much as 15 per cent to 68 pence. In India, Bharti Airtel’s stock ended at Rs 346.7 a piece on the BSE on Friday, down 0.3 per cent. 

The market capitalisation of Airtel Africa stood at £2.6 billion at 5:30 pm (IST) when the stock price was 68 pence apiece. Bharti

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First Published: Jun 28 2019 | 11:19 PM IST

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