Masayoshi Son

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the purchase of UK chip designer Arm, announced on Sunday, is the latest big asset disposal by SoftBank as the Japanese tech group shifts from operating businesses into a global investment and asset management powerhouse.

Nvidia’s agreed purchase of Arm Holdings from Japan’s SoftBank for up to $40 billion (€33.7 billion), the largest deal in the global semiconductor ind(...)

SoftBank’s high-risk strategy has been built up over the past few months. Photograph: Yuya Shino/File Photo/Reuters

Shareholders in SoftBank wiped nearly $9 billion (€7.6 billion) off its market value on Monday after weekend revelations that the Japanese conglomerat(...)

A WeWork logo is seen outside its offices in San Francisco. Photograph: REUTERS/Kate Munsch/File Photo

WeWork is on track to have positive cash flow in 2021, a year ahead of schedule, after it cut its workforce by more than 8,000 people, renegotiated le(...)

Softbank Group CEO Masayoshi Son attends a press conference to announce the company’s financial results.

SoftBank expects its $100 billion Vision Fund to book a loss of 1.8 trillion yen ($16.5 billion) due to the worsening performance of its tech bets, wh(...)

SoftBank has demanded that Moody’s remove all of its bond ratings on the Japanese conglomerate.

SoftBank has demanded that Moody’s remove all of its bond ratings on the Japanese conglomerate, after the rating agency issued a two-notch downgrade t(...)

SoftBank chief executive Masayoshi Son said the share buyback reflected “the firm and unwavering confidence we have in our business”. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

SoftBank is launching an emergency 4.5 trillion yen (€38 billion) asset sale to fund a share buyback and debt reduction, in a determined effort by Mas(...)

Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive of SoftBank Group. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

SoftBank Group reported a near-total wipeout in quarterly profit on Wednesday, after the Japanese technology investor was whiplashed for a second cons(...)

Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank Group. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

SoftBank Group’s talks to secure $3 billion (€2.7bn) from Japan’s three biggest banks have stalled as the lenders have hit internal lending limits to (...)

 Uber launch on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange  on  May 10th, 2019. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Private equity markets have been enthusiastic backers of companies such as WeWork and Uber in recent years. However, stock markets have grown increasi(...)

Japan-based SoftBank has taken control of WeWork in a bailout plan that will see the office-sharing startup’s co-founder Adam Neumann exit the board. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP via Getty Images

Office-sharing startup WeWork is planning to cut as many as 4,000 jobs as a part of a turnaround plan put in place by top shareholder Japan’s SoftBank(...)

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