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Softbank Group Corp
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SoftBank Group Corp., a Japanese multinational corporation, was founded in 1981 by its CEO Masayoshi Son, Japan’s richest man, and is Japan’s third largest public company. Its portfolio of investments include interests in the telecommunications, ecommerce, internet technology services, finance, media and semiconductor businesses. Two of its most prominent holdings are the British chip designer ARM Holdings and an 80% interest in Sprint. It recently made a $4 billion investment in Nvidia and is Nvidia’s fourth largest shareholder.

In 2016, Softbank announced the formation of the Vision Fund, stating that it intended to raise $100 billion for technology investments. The company stated that the fund would particularly focus on the field of artificial intelligence. In May 2017, the fund closed its first round of $93 billion. More than half the money - $60 billion - was raised in the Middle East: $45 billion from Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and $15 billion from Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Investment Company. Other investors include Apple, Sharp, Foxconn, Oracle and Qualcomm.

Softbank's founder and CEO, Masayoshi Son, Japan's riches man, is a futurist who has predicted the singularity, the moment in time when machines will become smarter than humans and technology will progress exponentially. Son has predicted that will occur in 2047.

Company website: softbank.jp

Investor relations: softbank.jp

Financial statements and filings: softbank.jp


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5840SoftBank reportedly plans to lend employees as much as $20 billion to invest in Glenn Petersen-last Saturday
5839This will not end well (IMHO): WeWork files for long-awaited IPO Dan Primack AGlenn Petersen-last Wednesday
5838T-Mobile and Sprint merger approved by Justice Department After over a year of Glenn Petersen-July 26
5837SoftBank is reportedly committing $40 billion for its second mega fund PublisheGlenn Petersen-July 25
5836Exclusive: U.S. clears SoftBank's $2.25 billion investment in GM-backed CruiGlenn Petersen-July 7
5835I think that the impact will be significantly greater than 3% to 4%. Sprint has Glenn Petersen-July 5
5834what impact do you think approval of sprint merger will have on softbank stock? Madharry-July 4
5833T-Mobile, Dish reach divestiture deal, pending DOJ concerns: Sources Published Glenn Petersen-July 2
5832thanks for the info. I love this company.Madharry-June 23
5831SoftBank leads $205 million investment in Collective Health Bob Herman Axios JuGlenn Petersen-June 17
5830Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Approval, Said to Be Near, Could Undercut Challenge bGlenn Petersen-June 15
5829Japan’s SoftBank is reportedly grappling with raising money for its latest fund Glenn Petersen-June 4
5828U.S. Wants T-Mobile to Create New Competitor as Part of Deal By David McLaughlGlenn Petersen-May 29
5827And on the other hand... DOJ Leans Against Approving T-Mobile’s Takeover of SprGlenn Petersen-May 20
5826FCC chairman will recommend approval of T-Mobile, Sprint deal David McCabe AxioGlenn Petersen-May 20
5825SoftBank Leads $484 Million Investment in Germany's GetYourGuide By StefanGlenn Petersen-May 16
5824SoftBank planning IPO of $100 billion Vision Fund: WSJ Reuters May 3, 2019 (ReGlenn Petersen-May 3
5823A Vision Fund portfolio company: The We Company, better known as WeWork, files Glenn Petersen-April 29
5822SoftBank is making a huge investment into one of the providers of the kind of dJakeStraw-April 24
5821[graphic]Glenn Petersen-April 14
5820Inside SoftBank's push to rule the road Heather Somerville and Paul LienertGlenn Petersen-April 14
5819SoftBank to Seek $15 Billion More for Its Huge Tech Fund By Giles Turner and Glenn Petersen-April 3
5818“We believe SoftBank can bring order to chaos in ride-sharing,” he said. “We estGlenn Petersen-March 31
5817Boston Dynamics’ latest robot is a mechanical ostrich that loads pallets The laGlenn Petersen-March 29
5816Grab confirms $1.46B investment from SoftBank’s Vision Fund Jon Russell@jonrussGlenn Petersen-March 7
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