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Since Naspers acquired a 31% stake in Tencent in 2001, the wealth creation for investors has been very significant. However, there has been a permanent discount between what Naspers is trading at, and the value of its Tencent holding, implying a negative value for the remainder of the Naspers business. As a step to help eliminate this discount, Naspers is planning on seperately listing its Internet based businesses, including Tencent into a new entity called Prosus.
This month’s comment touches on the considerations for investors given the pending restructure.