Prosus terminates $4.7 bn deal to buy BillDesk

Technology investor Prosus NV said its $4.7 billion deal to buy Indian payments platform BillDesk has been terminated, adding that conditions had not been met.
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A spokesperson for Prosus said there was no break fee associated with the deal but declined to comment on reasons for the deal’s cancellation.

Fintech valuations have fallen sharply since Prosus announced plans to buy BillDesk in August 2021 to complement its PayU business and strengthen its presence in India, one of Prosus’s largest markets.

BillDesk processed $92 billion of payments in the year ending March 31, 2021 and had a net profit of 2.71 billion Indian rupees ($37.05 million) for that period, according to figures released at the time of the acquisition.