For more than 100 years, we have grown by investing in, acquiring and building leading companies with sustainable competitive advantages
We believe in the power of local backed by global scale
We continue to back new business models to fuel our growth and increasingly, we look for opportunities to address big societal needs in markets where we see the greatest growth potential. These include all major markets in the world. Where we see a company with promise, we move quickly to expand and scale it.
We believe we are the best global growth partner for founders, startups and other investors with the ambition to scale in our markets
Our operating model is different from many other companies. We both invest in and run leading companies, and we add value at all life-stages. We create our own businesses or invest in early stage companies, we take promising models and grow them quickly to scale, we evolve and grow companies already at scale, and we hold investments in listed companies with significant upside.
Today, the Naspers group is organised into six business areas: Classifieds, Payments, B2C commerce, Ventures, Video Entertainment, and Media. We also hold sizable investments in listed assets Tencent and Mail.ru
Our Classifieds business provides mobile and digital local marketplaces that connect to hundreds of millions of buyers and sellers every month in more than 40 countries around the world. Our companies OLX, Avito and letgo have the #1 mobile classifieds app in more than 20 countries.
PayU is one of the largest Payment Service Platforms in the world, focusing on markets with long-term growth potential. It has leading positions across Africa and the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, India, and Latin America. PayU’s 250 payment options enable safe transactions in 16 countries for more than 160,000 merchants, allowing them to focus on reaching the 2.2 billion consumers in our markets.
Our B2C ecommerce segment contains our business to consumer ecommerce companies and investments. These businesses are leading players in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa and include Avenida, eMAG, Flipkart, Konga, Markafoni, Souq, and Takealot, as well as online travel businesses such as Goibibo and Redbus.
Our Ventures team hunts for new opportunities to back high potential internet businesses and help their founders to scale globally
With deep expertise in strategy, product, mobile and UX, M&A, and research and intelligence, the team keeps Naspers one-step ahead of emerging consumer, technology and competitive trends.
Through MultiChoice South Africa and MultiChoice Africa, our Video Entertainment division brings quality entertainment anytime, anywhere, on any device to more than 10 million subscribing households in more than 50 countries across sub-Saharan Africa.
We source channels and content from around the world as well as produce local content. Our extensive investment in the creation of content made in Africa, for Africa, showcases and builds local talent in all stages of content production.
As an African business, our investments have brought social and economic benefits to the communities in which we operate through access to information, job opportunities, partnerships and training. We partner with local entrepreneurs, governments and broadcasters across the continent and tailor our operations to local needs.
Founded in Stellenbosch in 1915 to produce a Dutch language newspaper, Naspers started as a print business.
Today, the group has grown beyond recognition, and since 2000 our news and print businesses have been organised under the umbrella brand Media24.
It is South Africa’s leading publisher, with more than 40 magazines and 80 newspapers and reaches more than 13 million monthly unique browsers across its digital platforms. Media24 has interests in digital media and services, newspapers, magazines, ecommerce, book publishing, print and distribution and continues to shape the media landscape.