Naspers will focus on consolidating technologies and harnessing artificial intelligence across its e-commerce business after taking full control of Russia’s largest classified advertising platform in a $1.1-billion deal.
Naspers said on Friday that it is investing almost $1.2-billion (about R16-billion) to buy an additional 29.1% stake in Russian classifieds business Avito.
It’s no surprise that Internet and media group Naspers on Friday announced a US$1,2bn (R16bn) deal to become the largest shareholder in Avito, the leading online classifieds platform in Russia, Mof Terreblanche, a director of Stonehage Investment Partners, said on Friday
South African media and technology giant Naspers on Friday morning announced it is upping its stake in Russian classifieds platform Avito from 17,4% to 67,9% in a deal valued at a whopping US$1,2bn (about R16bn). In a statement, Naspers said it invested initially