Naspers Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Naspers has acquired 7 companies. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 8 assets.

Naspers’ largest acquisition to date was in 2009, when it acquired BuscaPé.com for $374M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold Flipkart Internet Pvt. to Walmart for $16.0B. Naspers has acquired in 1 US state, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (43%) and digital media (15%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 8

Naspers

Naspers Ltd.

40 Heerengracht,
Cape Town, 8001
South Africa,
+27 21 406 2121
www.naspers.com

Naspers is a multinational media company with principal operations in electronic and print media. The group holds interests in leading Internet and media properties in China, Russia, Eastern Europe and Brazil, including Tencent Holdings, Mail.ru, Allegro and Abril. Naspers was founded in 1915 and is based in Cape Town, South Africa.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
vol $374M $374M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 5 2 1 - - - 8
vol $3.3B $16.0B $19.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Prosus N.V. 2019-09-11 - Spin Off
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.prosus.com
Tek Travels Pvt. Ltd. (Travel Boutique Online) 2018-07-18 - Divestiture
Gurgaon, India · www.travelboutiqueonline.com
Flipkart Internet Pvt. Ltd. 2018-05-09 16.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Bangalore, India · www.flipkart.com
ibiboGroup 2016-10-18 - Divestiture
Gurgaon, India · www.ibibo.com
Allegro.pl sp. z o.o. 2016-10-14 3.3B USD Divestiture
Poznan, Poland · www.allegro.pl
Avito SARL 2015-10-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Moscow City, Russia · www.avito.ru
Korbitec (Pty) Ltd. 2015-06-23 - Divestiture
Cape Town, South Africa · www.korbitec.com
Gaadi Web Pvt. Ltd. 2014-09-30 - Divestiture
Gurgaon, India · www.gaadi.com
Trendsales ApS 2014-07-28 - Divestiture
Viborg, Denmark · www.trendsales.dk
Flipkart Internet Pvt. Ltd. 2013-10-09 - Venture
Bangalore, India · www.flipkart.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
OLX Global B.V. (OLX Group)    - Properati 2022-01-10 1
Hoofddorp, Netherlands · www.olxgroup.com Buenos Aires, Argentina · www.properati.com
OLX Global B.V. (OLX Group)    - KIWI Finance SRL 2020-10-21 1
Hoofddorp, Netherlands · www.olxgroup.com Bucharest, Romania · www.kiwifinance.ro
Media24 Ltd.    - INET BFA Pty Ltd. 2016-09-13 1
Cape Town, South Africa · www.media24.com Johannesburg, South Africa · www.inetbfa.com
Irdeto B.V.    - Irdeto - Pay TV Billing & Customer Care Product(ICC) 2013-01-02 1
Hoofddorp, Netherlands · www.irdeto.com Hoofddorp, Netherlands
Irdeto B.V.    - Rovi Corp. - BD+ Technology 2011-07-07 4
Hoofddorp, Netherlands · www.irdeto.com San Carlos, California

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 3 (43%) 374M (100%) 4 (50%) -
E-Commerce 1 (14%) - 2 (25%) 19.3B (100%)
Leisure 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Digital Media 1 (14%) - - -
Retail 1 (14%) - - -
Software - - 1 (13%) -
Total 7 $374M 8 $19.3B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
India 3 - 4 16.0B
Brazil 1 374M - -
Denmark - - 1 -
Netherlands - - 1 -
Poland - - 1 3.3B
Russia 1 - - -
South Africa - - 1 -
Switzerland 1 - - -
United States 1 - - -
  Florida 1 - - -
Domestic - - 1 (13%) -
Cross-border 7 (100%) 374M (100%) 7 (88%) 19.3B (100%)
Total 7 $374M 8 $19.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Deloitte
1
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Signal Hill Capital Group LLC
1
Legal Deals
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
2
Allen & Overy LLP
1
Trilegal
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $374M
TOTAL $374M
Largest BuscaPé.com, Inc.
$374M (2009-09-29)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $19.3B
TOTAL $19.3B
Largest Flipkart Internet Pvt. Ltd.
$16.0B (2018-05-09)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
29%
2 (29%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
25%
2 (25%)
Strategic(s)
63%
5 (63%)

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