The global consumer internet group and one of the world’s leading technology investor, Prosus, celebrated its first trading day on Euronext Amsterdam today. A strategic investor and an operator of fast-growing consumer internet businesses - particularly focused on online classifieds, payments and fintech, and food delivery in markets including India, Russia and Brazil - Prosus is Europe’s largest listed consumer internet company and ranks in the top ten of Euronext listed companies in terms of market capitalisation. Prosus has also a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
Sounding the gong at Euronext Amsterdam
To celebrate the first day of trading, Bob van Dijk, Group CEO of Prosus and Naspers, sounded the gong, a well-known tradition that marks the opening of the markets across Europe. On this occasion, the historical Euronext building in Amsterdam, Beursplein 5, was fully decorated in Prosus’ colours. The company invited all who contributed to the success of the operation and webcasted its ceremony to its employees.
A new decisive step for the company’s growth ambitions
Prosus chose to list on Euronext Amsterdam to pursue its growth strategy, increase its profile visibility and broaden its investors base internationally.
At the listing ceremony, Bob van Dijk, said: "The listing of Prosus is an exciting step forwards for the group, giving global technology investors direct access to our unique and attractive portfolio of international consumer internet businesses. We operate and invest globally in markets with long-term growth potential, and our companies and associates help improve the daily lives of around a fifth of the world’s population.
The listing on Euronext Amsterdam provides a strong foundation for our future growth ambitions. We will continue to seek opportunities to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs who are using technology to address big societal needs, and to create value for our shareholders."
Euronext reaffirms is position as the leading tech venue in Europe
With the listing of Prosus, Euronext confirms its position as the leading tech venue in Europe. The Group counts 482 listed tech companies, representing €531bn aggregated market capitalisation. 116 tech companies have gone public on Euronext since 2015, among them flagship companies such as Adyen, Neoen, and Takeaway.com. Euronext brings together 5000+ international investors, among which 1400+ institutional investors in the Tech sector1.
1Figures as of end of August 2019.
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