Strive & Econet should have tried to acquire IROKOtv

Strive Masiyiwa Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg

I read the Bloomberg article last week about Strive, and it got me thinking... This didn't need to happen. There was a radical and, at the time seemingly expensive, but possibly very inexpensive option. Corporate M&A.

Zimbabwe Billionaire Struggles to Sell Telecom Asset

Masiyiwa is seeking buyers for 20% to 34% of Liquid Telecommunications Holdings Ltd. for as much as $600 million, according to four people with direct knowledge of the matter. He needs the money to repay a $375-million loan that was backed by Public Investment Corp. the continent’s largest money manager, they said

Before Econet Media (KweseTV) launched to great fanfare and ambition, I had a casual get together / meeting with their founder supreme Strive Masiyiwa. It was comfortably one of the most fun meetings I have had with anyone, notwithstanding being a certified billionaire, Strive is super avuncular by nature, the settings re...

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