Prosus is in talks to increase its stake in iFood, Latin America’s biggest food delivery start-up, amid a wave of consolidation in the industry, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Bob van Dijk, CEO of Naspers and its European-listed spin-off Prosus, received remuneration of US$15.98-million, or R276-million, in the past year, according to the Naspers annual report published on Tuesday.
South African shares are about to round off their strongest quarter in almost two decades, and the influence of the coronavirus pandemic is clear to see in the shares most responsible for driving the market higher.
Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings will invest about R1.2-trillion over the next five years in technology infrastructure including cloud computing, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.
Naspers and an investor group backed by German publisher Axel Springer are among suitors that submitted bids for eBay’s classified advertising business, according to people familiar with the matter.
Naspers has agreed to invest R100-million in South African agriculture-technology start-up Aerobotics, which uses artificial intelligence and drone and satellite imagery to help farmers manage crop health and predict crop yields.