Rare jumbo Tencent block leaves investors wanting more

By Jonathan Breen
08 Apr 2021

Investors put in a staggering $60bn of orders for an accelerated offering of Tencent Holdings’ stock on Wednesday, a deal that saw Dutch internet company Prosus taking home HK$114.17bn ($14.67bn) from a record-breaking overnight share sale. Jonathan Breen reports.

Three years after South African consumer internet group Naspers offloaded a $9.8bn block in Hong Kong-listed technology giant Tencent, its subsidiary returned this week with an opportunistic trade. Prosus, spun off on to Amsterdam’s bourse in September 2019, holds Naspers’ stake in Tencent.

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