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Tencent's largest shareholder can't handle it! Naspers announces 30% layoff

via:快科技     time:2023/1/27 15:00:23     readed:194

Dutch technology investment company Prosus and its South African parent company Naspers (South African newspaper Group), Tencent's largest shareholder, have announced that they will cut 30 per cent of their jobs.

& ldquo; We will adapt to the changes in the macro environment. We have been trying to improve the cost structure for some time & a rdquo;,Prosus spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday.& ldquo; We announced today the abolition of some positions as a result of focusing on specific areas and cutting costs. & rdquo


Naspers currently owns 27% of Tencent Group, making it the company's largest single shareholder. In 2001, MIH, a subsidiary of Prosus, a Naspers holding company, bought a 46.5 per cent stake in Tencent from Mr Li for $32 million and became a major shareholder.

Prosus and Naspers currently have 15 offices around the world, with the largest two in Johannesburg and Amsterdam. Prosus and Naspers employ about 30, 000 people around the world, but most of them are employed by the companies they invest in. The spokesman said it was not possible to provide the total number of employees in the global office.

In the past two years, the technology industry has entered a cold winter, and several technology giants have begun to lay off staff on a large scale. Just after Microsoft laid off 11000 people, Intel and Alphabet (the parent company of Google) also announced that they would cut more than 10, 000 jobs. Now Prosus and Naspers have joined the list.

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