Masayoshi Son

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SoftBank is in talks to take control of WeWork as the lossmaking property group faces a cash crunch that threatens its solvency, according to multiple(...)

 Softbank group chief executive Masayoshi Son. The  meltdown at WeWork has sparked pointed questions about whether his enormous investments and futuristic pronouncements are more style than substance. Photograph: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images

Masayoshi Son’s start-ups have had a rough few months, from a botched initial public offering (IPO) by WeWork to a sharp decline in shares of Uber Tec(...)

Any attempt by WeWork to oust Adam Neumann, above,  could backfire: his shares carry 10 times the voting rights of other investors. File photograph: Cole Wilson/The New York Times

SoftBank has lost faith in Adam Neumann’s ability to lead WeWork and is expected to call for a board meeting to demote him as early as this week, afte(...)

WeWork owner The We Company is considering slashing the valuation of its forthcoming IPO to below $20 billion, two sources said, in the latest headwi(...)

The We Company’s deliberations illustrate how growing investor scepticism over the US office space sharing startup’s lack of a roadmap to profitability

WeWork owner The We Company is considering slashing the valuation it will seek in an initial public offering (IPO) to a little over $20 billion (€18 b(...)

Masayoshi Son, chairman and CEO of SoftBank. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

SoftBank’s second Vision Fund could start investing as soon as next month, founder and chief executive Masayoshi Son said, as the technology conglomer(...)

Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

SoftBank has said it plans to launch a second Vision Fund, and will raise $108 billion (€97 billion) from investors including Microsoft, Apple and the(...)

 WeWork, the global flexible space and services provider, was launched in Dublin last year by Leni Zneimer, the then general manager for the UK and Ireland and current vice president of community. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Japan’s SoftBank has radically scaled back plans for fresh investment in WeWork, the loss-making, shared-office provider, following the recent tech st(...)

SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son. Photograph: Bloomberg

Japan is leaping into the future of cars, courtesy of SoftBank Group. On Wednesday, Honda announced a $2.75 billion investment in General Motors’ sel(...)

Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank

Japan’s SoftBank surged 6.5 per cent to a nine-month high on Tuesday after it reported a 49 per cent jump in quarterly profit, boosted by the sale of (...)

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