Vodacom Group has updated its profit outlook on the back of the acquisition of East Africa’s largest mobile phone company that’s helping it push into financial services.
Author Loni Prinsloo
MTN Group plans to sell at least half of its R9.4-billion interest in newly listed Jumia Technologies, according to people familiar with the matter.
IHS Holding plans to enter new markets in the Middle East and Southeast Asia to bulk up ahead of a potential attempt to sell shares in either New York or London.
Jumia Technologies said on Monday that Mastercard has agreed to invest €50-million in a private placement ahead of the Africa-focused online retailer’s planned initial public offering in New York.
Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk has been working for years to solve a problem rivals might envy – getting investors to value the South African firm nearer to its $133-billion stake in Tencent. A plan for a Dutch listing is his boldest step yet.
Naspers, the biggest investor in Chinese tech giant Tencent, is spinning off its main Internet businesses in Amsterdam in a push to boost its value.
The National Basketball Association has signed a deal with YouTube for a dedicated African channel to boost its presence on the continent.
Dimension Data senior managers are approaching lenders and investors to raise cash for a possible deal for the group’s Africa and Middle East operations, which could be valued at about $800-million.
Naspers wants to spend about $1-billion in India this year as it scours the globe for investments that can replicate its blockbuster bet on China’s Tencent, a person familiar with the matter said.