- The drivers, organized by the Mobile Workers Alliance and Rideshare Drivers United unions, say Uber and Lyft's are pushing a "deceptive" November ballot initiative, which, if passed, they claim would "rewrite labor law" and turn app-based drivers into independent contractors, exempting companies such as Lyft and Uber from standard wage and hour restrictions. Naspers will continue to own at least 73% of Prosus, which also holds other technology assets, Naspers estimates that demand from passive investors for shares in Prosus could total as much as $3 billion, following the stock's inclusion in a number of large global indexes. Chinese tech giant could buy stake in Universal Music Group, Zoom's founder says he 'let down' customers. Tencent's largest investor is listing its $130 billion stake in the Chinese internet giant on Euronext Amsterdam. The Tencent stake has been worth more than Naspers itself for years, and dominated the $103 billion group’s finances. As a result, Naspers traded at a discount of about 30%-35% of the value of its assets, said Jean Pierre Verster, founder and CEO of Protea Capital Management. It should become clearer to investors how its other bets are performing, which could determine whether the discount on the stock narrows further. Naspers paid $32 million in 2001 for a major stake in Tencent. Prosus also gives funds restricted to investing in European-listed companies the opportunity to get exposure to China's internet sector for the first time, Verster added. Naspers before them traded for years at a similar discount to the value of that Tencent stake, sometimes getting to near 40% when sentiment was negative about the South Africa connection, or the ability of Naspers to do anything beyond that Tencent investment. In 2001, Naspers made an early, successful investment of US$32 million, in Tencent. Here's why, See Walmart's self-driving delivery trucks in action, This robotaxi from Amazon's Zoox has no reverse function, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky speaks onstage during "Introducing Trips" Reveal at Airbnb Open LA on November 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. As of 2018, Naspers had approximately a 31 percent stake in Tencent, becoming its largest shareholder, and Africa’s biggest public company. Updated 1647 GMT (0047 HKT) September 11, 2019. Jun.25 -- Africa's biggest company by market cap reported a 72 percent increase in full-year earnings. Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc.2018. © 2020 Cable News Network. Using early June market cap figures for the Chinese companies, Naspers’ stake in Tencent should itself be worth over $125 billion. Disclaimer. In 2018 they sold 2% of their Tencent stake, and netted $9.8 billion. It's now going to focus on growing global businesses in online classifieds, food delivery, and payments and fintech, van Dijk said. Disclaimer. Naspers $5bn share buyback plans signal unease with tech valuations Dutch-listed investment arm Prosus, best known for its stake in China’s Tencent, says move is ‘a good use of capital’ Verification email has been resent. All rights reserved. (Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images), PHOTO: Getty Images/SNL/YouTube/CNN. One motivation for spinning off Prosus is to narrow that value gap. CNN Sans ™ & © 2016 Cable News Network. South African media group Naspers unveiled plans Monday to bundle its stakes in tech businesses including Tencent "The listing of their classifieds business under the OLX brand could be the next step," said Charl Wolmarans, an analyst at Avior Capital Markets in South Africa. Tencent, the Chinese company 31% owned by Naspers, has had a storming year, with the share advancing by 43.4%, valuing the company at … It is the latest attempt to narrow a persistent gap between the company's market value and that of its stake in China's Tencent Holdings Ltd. Naspers, a … The firm owns 2.2% of Naspers. Now, Tencent’s market cap is $660bn in round numbers. All Rights Reserved. Its stake in Tencent, which it bought for $32 million in 2001, was getting way too big for South African markets. South Africa-based global internet and entertainment group, Naspers Limited (JSE: NPN.SJ and LSE: NPSN) today announced the sale of its 11.18% stake in Indian ecommerce company Flipkart, to US-based retailer Walmart (NYSE: WMT) for US$2.2bn, representing an … Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Tencent’s largest investor is listing its $134 billion stake in the Chinese internet giant in Europe. As of Monday, Prosus’s market cap of R2.8-trillion is just about 20% less than its stake in Tencent. Standard & Poor’s and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. Called Prosus, the company was worth €95 billion ($105 billion) at listing, making it the biggest consumer tech stock in Europe and the second biggest tech company in the region behind German software group. Tencent’s largest investor is listing its $134 billion stake in the Chinese internet giant in Europe. Naspers has previously sold stakes in Indian. Prosus shares soared 26% by the close, boosting its market value to €120 billion ($132 billion). Published Morningstar: Copyright 2018 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. SoftBank’s share of … In addition to Tencent, the new company will include Naspers’ stakes in Indian e-commerce startup Swiggy, Russian internet business Mail.ru and German food delivery company Delivery Hero. While Tencent is by far the company's most successful investment, Naspers has found success with other bets. Success! Photo Illustration: Kena Betancur/Getty Images, Zoom's founder says he 'let down' customers. Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Even when Tencent is excluded, Naspers has delivered returns of more than 20% a year, considerably outperforming most equity markets, said Ruan Stander, a portfolio manager at Cape Town-based asset manager, Allan Gray. A Warner Media Company. Please click the button below to agree to our Terms and Conditions and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. Naspers’s value has grown 72-fold since 2004 on the back of the success of an early-stage investment in Chinese games developer Tencent … Africa’s most valuable company, Naspers, plans to separately list its internet assets in Amsterdam, creating a European traded tech giant that will house its $134 billion stake in China’s Tencent. Yet Naspers is worth just $100bn — enough to make it the largest company in Africa by market capitalisation but more than $30bn short of the value of its Tencent stake. Naspers spun off most of its internet assets into Prosus just over a year ago in part to resolve the problem, but the move has made little difference. That's where the move to Amsterdam should help. Zhang Peng/Getty Images. 7:59 AM EDT, Mon March 25, 2019, PHOTO: Here's why they're on Parler, Watch this 'infinite' music video of Billie Eilish's 'Bad Guy', Rideshare drivers demonstrate against rideshare companies Uber and Lyft during a car caravan protest on August 6, 2020 in Los Angeles. But while the shareholders were happy with the return of their Chinese investment, their trust in what else Naspers was doing seemed to erode. The remaining investment is now worth $134 billion. Naspers holds a 31% stake in WeChat’s owner, Tencent Holdings Ltd, which plunged as much as 10% in Hong Kong. Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc.2018. Tencent, which owns the WeChat messaging platform and a host of payment apps and mobile games, is one of China's largest technology groups. NPSNY 1 Month Total Returns (Daily) Chart The deal also carries some risk for Naspers. The stock sale marks the first time Naspers is selling any of its stake in Tencent, which it has held since 2001 when it spent $34 million on the shares, reported The Wall Street Journal. Password reset email has been resent. American actor and tech investor Ashton Kutcher speaks to CNN about his urging of EU policymakers to grant tech giants like Facebook and Google a reprieve from new privacy rules that would prohibit them from using automatic detection tools to combat child pornography. Naspers would float 25% of the shares in the new business, which it said would become “Europe’s largest listed consumer internet company.”. Naspers raised nearly $10 billion in March 2018 by reducing its stake in Tencent from 33% to 31%. The final sale was made at 67.50 euros, a discount to where shares were trading at that time, but a bit higher than Prosus' curre… By Loni Prinsloo (Bloomberg) – Naspers Ltd. plans to carve out its internet businesses, including a $133bn stake in China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. that has long exceeded the South African technology investor’s own market value. (WMT). Naspers head of investor relations Meloy Horn told Moneyweb last week that the group has no plans to sell or unbundle its stake in Tencent, viewing it as an appreciating asset. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices Copyright S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2018 and/or its affiliates. Related Article  Hear Ashton Kutcher's plea to lawmakers on proposed child abuse legislation, These Trump supporters say big tech is biased. Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. While Tencent is by far its most successful investment, Naspers has made some other smart bets. In 2012, 80% of Naspers stock price was based on their stake in Tencent and another 10% on their holding in Mail.ru. PHOTO: Earlier in 2020, Naspers sold another small chunk of its retained stake in Prosus, using the cash to buy back some of its own stock. Emerging markets media giant Naspers has raised $9.8-billion by selling a 2% stake in Chinese messaging behemoth Tencent, which has lost $51-billion in … Naspers first invested in Flipkart in 2012. All rights reserved. Therefore, Naspers holds an effective 22% of Tencent (72% x 31%). (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Airbnb), PHOTO: Here's why, See Walmart's self-driving delivery trucks in action, This robotaxi from Amazon's Zoox has no reverse function, Watch: Airbnb founder stunned on live TV by stock price, Hear Ashton Kutcher's plea to lawmakers on proposed child abuse legislation, These Trump supporters say big tech is biased. Following the Prosus listing, Naspers' weighting in Johannesburg's top 40 should fall to around 18%-19%, said Verster. Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Naspers, then, is effectively a geared play on a Tencent stake which the Johannesburg market is structurally unable to accurately value. “The listing will present an appealing new opportunity for international tech investors to have access to our unique portfolio of international internet assets,” Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk said in a statement. London (CNN Business)Europe has a new tech giant. Morningstar: Copyright 2018 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Success! All rights reserved. Naspers wound up selling 22 million Prosus shares, which amounted to 1.4% of Prosus' free-float, bringing Naspers' share of the company down from roughly 73.8% to 72.5%. In May 2018, it netted $1.6 billion from the sale of its 11% stake in India’s e-commerce platform Flipkart, now owned by Walmart Naspers said that institutional investors in South Africa had been forced to trim their holdings in the company because its weighting had ballooned to 25% of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, up from 5% five years ago. Naspers holds 72% of Prosus and Prosus owns 31% of Tencent. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices Copyright S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2018 and/or its affiliates. Naspers to separate Tencent stake, web assets in Dutch listing. If an account exists, we've sent an email with a link to reset your password. All rights reserved. Investment from actively managed European, growth and technology funds is expected to top that, Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk said in a. (TCEHY) into a new company that will be listed in Amsterdam. Cape Town-based Naspers was an early-stage investor in China’s Tencent, and still holds a 31% stake, but has long been overshadowed by the soaring stock price of its prized asset. All times are ET. Finding solutions on profitability and the size of Naspers in relation to the JSE would go “a long way in reducing the discount sustainably,” says Takaendesa. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. Here's why they're on Parler, Watch this 'infinite' music video of Billie Eilish's 'Bad Guy', Here's how Prop 22 could transform the gig economy, Watch astronauts arrive at International Space Station, See Apple's new Macbooks with the M1 chip, Watch: People travel in Virgin Hyperloop for the first time, An online movement has these Trump supporters convinced the election was stolen. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. Naspers Listing Looks to Unlock Value in $122 Billion Tencent Stake Africa’s most valuable company has set a July listing in Amsterdam, which will hold its internet assets Halden Krog/Bloomberg via Getty Images, PHOTO: Tencent, the sprawling conglomerate that owns the WeChat messaging platform and a host of payment apps and mobile games, is one big reason behind the intense investor interest in Naspers. The simplest way to prove the point is to look at the value of Naspers’ indirect stake in Chinese consumer media giant Tencent. Listing the assets on the Euronext exchange in Amsterdam solves a problem for Naspers. Most stock quote data provided by BATS. It paid $31m for its initial 47% stake, which has since been diluted, but the South African group coming under shareholder pressure in recent months to find ways to narrow its hefty discount to Tencent. Naspers owns, or has controlling interest in, various businesses, including Prosus, Media24, and Takealot. Naspers plans to carve out its internet businesses, including a US$133-billion stake in China’s Tencent Holdings that has long exceeded the South … It accounted for 25% of the combined value of the 40 biggest companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange — up from 5% just five years ago. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. But the windfall gains created a headache for Naspers. On Jan. 21, Naspers proposed selling more Prosus shares to institutional investors in Europe, and closed the sale the very next day. Tencent profit plunges 32% but its gaming business is recovering. Jeremy Moorhead / CNN, An online movement has these Trump supporters convinced the election was stolen. Naspers announces its intention to sell up to 190 million Tencent Holdings Limited (Tencent) shares, equal to approximately 2% of Tencent’s total issued share capital, which would reduce its stake in Tencent from 33,2% to 31,2 (the Transaction). But the discount to the overall Naspers portfolio has become even … The media and tech firm said Monday that it would remain the largest South African company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange even after the spin-off lists in Amsterdam. All times are ET. That forced investors to sell Naspers' shares so they weren't overly exposed to a single stock. Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Airbnb, Watch: Airbnb founder stunned on live TV by stock price, PHOTO: Though Naspers' market cap is still about 20% below the value of its Tencent stake, the gap has narrowed over the past month in anticipation of the spinoff. To complete your CNN profile and ensure you are able to receive important account information, please verify your email address. 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