Naspers is a leading multinational media group based in South Africa and incorporated in 1915 as a public limited liability company.
It was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in September 1994 where it has been a constituent of the Top 40 index for some years. Naspers has an American Depository Receipt (ADR) listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and international investors are also able to participate via a plan maintained by The Bank of New York Mellon (details here).
Over the past two decades the group has evolved from a traditional print media business in one country to a broad-based media company in multiple markets. The group’s operating business segments span internet, pay television, print media and related technology in emerging markets.
Most of our businesses are market leaders in their sectors, and our most significant operations are in emerging markets. These include Africa, China, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and India.
Africa – The group earns revenues from television platform services, print media, internet services, technology products and services, and book publishing.
Europe – The group’s activities comprise its interests in internet activities in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. Naspers also generates revenue from interactive television and technology products and services provided by subsidiaries in the Netherlands. The largest e-commerce platforms are Allegro in Poland (Eastern Europe) and Ricardo, primarily in Switzerland (Western Europe). In Russia the group has a 29% investment in Mail.ru Group, listed on the London Stock Exchange (www.mail.ru).
Asia – Group activities span interests in internet and print activities based in China, India and south-east Asia. In China the group has a 34% investment in Tencent, listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange (www.tencent.com). In India ibibo is growing its internet business, focusing on social media, search, online gaming and advertising.
Latin America – The group provides various products in the region through subsidiaries and associates, with BuscaPé, OLX (e-commerce) and Abril (print) as the main operations.