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AirBus?

SAP??

Something German???

Something financial????

Nope.

Prosus.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosus

How did it get there?

Years of diligent work?

Nope.

Stumbled on TenCent and bought 30% of the equity in 2001 for ~ $30m.

 

Compare n contrast:

 

2008 was when JPs wheels fell off.

back in ~2004 JP market cap must have been around ~1bln.

https://www.ft.com/content/b093839a-cb5e-11e5-a8ef-ea66e967dd44


In 2008, the publisher of the Scotsman and the Yorkshire Post was earning pre-tax profits of close to £130m on turnover of £600m. Its market capitalisation was £500m. Today, it is turning over £270m, struggling to make a profit and its market value is sub-£50m.

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