Terry Rhodes back on familiar ground: Eaton acquires 3,500 African towers from Airtel

Exclusive interview with Eaton Co-founder; from deal structure and operational transition plans, to improvement capex and the implications for BTS

Read this article to learn:

  • Creating the most diversified footprint of the African towercos: supplementing Eaton’s established operations and entering three new markets
  • Guidance on the valuation, financing and structure of the transaction
  • Eaton’s operational transition plan and improvement capex budget
  • Securing right of first refusal on BTS, and the impact of this deal on BTS opportunities
  • Why their operating credibility cements Africa’s ‘Big Four’ towerco’s leadership position – and what their next phase of development might look like

Congratulations to Eaton Towers and Bharti Airtel on the conclusion of a year-long negotiation, culminating in the announcement of an agreement for Airtel to sell over 3,500 towers in six countries to Eaton. Terry Rhodes, Co-founder and Director of Eaton Towers, is uniquely qualified to discuss the transaction; as a 20 year veteran of African…

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