The 8 companies on which Naspers spent R28 billion

Naspers has released its financial results for the year ended 31 March 2018, which shows that the company invested $2.2 billion (R29.65 billion) in new opportunities.

During the year, Naspers strengthened its position in online food delivery services by investing a combined $1.4 billion in Delivery Hero and Swiggy.

The company also improved its position in the fintech space through investing in Kreditech, a credit-scoring business, and Remitly, a technology-driven remittance business, for a combined $199 million.

In April 2017, Naspers invested $74 million in Takealot and followed this with another $128-million investment in December 2017.

Through these two investments, totaling $202 million, Naspers now owns an effective stake of 96% in Takealot.

Here are the 8 companies in which Naspers invested the most over the last year.


Delivery Hero ($1.3 billion) – R17.5 billion

Delivery-Hero-Naspers


Takealot ($202 million) – R2.7 billion

Takealot unboxed


MakeMyTrip ($155 million) – R2.1 billion

Make-My-Trip


Swiggy ($121 million) – R1.6 billion

Swiggy


Remitly ($100 million) – R1.4 billion

Remitly


Kreditech ($99 million) – R1.3 billion

Kreditech


Flipkart ($71 million) – R958 million

Flipkart


Autotrader ($41 million) – R553 million

AutoTrader


Now read: Takealot increased sales by 57% in one year

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