WSJ News Exclusive | Tencent Considers More Stake Sales to Fund Share Buybacks, Future Growth
Tencent Holdings Ltd. is looking into shedding more of its huge investment portfolio as the Chinese social-media and videogame company tries to fund a series of share buybacks and refocus its growth strategy, people familiar with the matter said.
The technology giant, which owns stakes in some of China’s largest internet companies, has recently completed a regular review of its sprawling portfolio and identified its priorities for possible stake sales based on the returns these investments have generated, the people said. Potential disposals could include online real-estate brokerage KE Holdings food-delivery company Meituan and ride-hailing giant Didi Global they added. Tencent is in no rush to execute the divestments, the people said, and it is unclear when they will happen.