, A 振り落とす by South African media and internet investment firm Naspers
, said Monday it will cut its huge stake in Tencent to fund a share repurchase program
Tencent (TME) shares tumbled more than
4% on Tuesday in Hong Kong following the news
. 月曜日に, Prosus (PROSY)
そして Naspers (NAPRF)
‘ stocks soared
16% そして 23% in Amsterdam and Johannesburg
Amsterdam-based Prosus is Tencent’s biggest shareholder with a 28.8% stake worth about $ 128 十億.
It’s not the first time Prosus has sold Tencent shares in recent years
. 去年の4月, Prosus sold a 2% stake in Tencent
にとって $ 14.7 十億, the biggest block trade ever at that time
. (Block trades are typically arranged directly between big institutional investors rather than on public stock exchanges.
Prosus pledged back then that it would not sell any further Tencent shares for at least the next three years.
それ以来, Tencent stock has dived
40%, hammered by China’s tech crackdown
そして a weakening economy
. That crash wiped
$ 295 billion off its market cap
Prosus said Monday that it would use the proceeds from the open-ended stock sale to buy back its own shares and those of Naspers.
“It will also rebalance our asset base towards our fast growing non-Tencent assets
,” Bob van Dijk
, CEO of Prosus and Naspers
, said in the ステートメント
The company said that it would begin selling small numbers of Tencent shares “regularly and in an orderly manner,” but didn’t elaborate on how many.
Tencent said on Monday the Prosus sale will only represent a small percentage of average daily trading volume in its stock
, による an exchange filing.