According to a report on Puls Biznesu daily, Naspers invited six bidders to do a due diligence at its e-commerce platform Allegro, starting last Thursday.
Puls Biznesu reported on August 2 (here), among the bidders are US online retailer EBay and five private equity funds. They include CVC, working in consortium with General Atlantic, Permira in conjunction with Cinven, Apax, Advent International and Mid Europa Partners.
Naspers is asking PLN 13 billion ($3 billion U.S.) for Allegro, Puls Biznesu said.
Earlier, Reuters reported that among the bidders there are also Polish online groups Onet.pl, controlled by Ringier Axel Springer, and Wp.pl, owned by Innova Capital, as well as Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba (our report here).