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Naspers Completes Accelerated Offering of Tencent Shares for $9.8 Billion

Paul, Weiss represented South African media group Naspers in its disposal and placing of approximately 2 percent of the issued share capital of Chinese internet giant Tencent. The offering raised gross proceeds of approximately US$9.8 billion. The offering was conducted by way of an accelerated bookbuilding process. According to Bloomberg, this is the largest ever secondary share sale in the Hong Kong market to date. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley acted as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners. Tencent’s shares are listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.    

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partner Mark Bergman and counsel John Satory.

March 23, 2018

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