Tencent Weighs Stake Sale in Chinese Delivery Giant Meituan

Tencent Holdings is looking to sell most or all of its stake in food-delivery company Meituan people familiar with the matter said, as Beijing seeks to curb the power and influence of the country’s internet giants.

Tencent has held talks with investment banks to explore ways to dispose of at least a major portion of its roughly 17% stake in Meituan, one of the people said. That stake was worth about $24 billion as of Monday’s market close, before a Reuters report about Tencent’s plan sent Meituan’s Hong Kong-listed shares tumbling on Tuesday.