Reliance Communication, Sistema in talks to merge telecom businesses
New Delhi: Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communication has said it is in talks with AFK Sistema to merge the Russian conglomerate's Indian telecom operations through a cashless stock swap.
"Reliance Communications (RCom) and AFK Sistema have entered into exclusive discussions on a potential merger between the Indian telecom business of Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd (SSTL) and RCom through a stock swap," the company said in a statement.
The discussions, it said, are "indicative and non-binding in nature, and remain subject to due diligence, definitive documentation and approvals, as may be necessary."
Also, there is no certainty that any transaction will result, the statement added.