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(Softbank Corporation, Tokyo, www.softbank.com) A computer conglomerate founded in 1981 by Masayoshi Son. The company has backed Yahoo! and more than 50 hardware, software, communications and Internet companies both in the U.S. and Japan. It also acquired and sponsored COMDEX, the largest computer show in the U.S. for half a dozen years, before selling it to Key3Media in 2001. Softbank Capital is a wholly owned subsidiary that handles U.S. operations. See COMDEX.
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With its extensive track record as a telecommunications operator, SoftBank has built up technological capabilities, insights and know-how in satellite solutions from a user perspective.
SoftBank (SFTBY, SFTBF) seems poised for a positive outcome for its 84.4% stake in Sprint (S) given its T-Mobile (TMUS) deal that will leave the former with a 27% stake in the combined company, Eric Savitz writes in this week's edition of Barron's.
Kazakhstan among investors in launching 2nd Vision Fund of Japanese SoftBank AKIPRESS.COM - SoftBank of Japan has said it plans to launch a second Vision Fund, and will raise $108bn from investors including Microsoft, Standard Chartered and the sovereign wealth fund of Kazakhstan to invest in technology start-ups, Financial Times reported.
Japanese global conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp - ADR (OTC: SFTBY) introduced a mega investment fund that is bigger in scope than its first $100-billion Vision Fund, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Summary: Japanese firm SoftBank Group has reportedly provided nearly half of the cash for Abu Dhabi's state investor Mubadala Investment's new $400 million European tech fund.
An enormous share buyback by SoftBank Group, the fourth largest publicly traded company in Japan, saw its stock price skyrocket 17 percent on Thursday at the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The SoftBank Group is a global technology player that aspires to drive the Information Revolution.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-January 9, 2019-SoftBank Ventures Korea rebrands as SoftBank Ventures Asia
Global Banking News-January 9, 2019-SoftBank Ventures Korea rebrands as SoftBank Ventures Asia
Japanese technology giant SoftBank raised a record amount for its mobile unit in the world's second-biggest ever IPO but the shares plunged in a disappointing debut trading session on Wednesday.
ISLAMABAD -- SoftBank Group Corp is planning to develop a $1.2 billion (Dh4.41 billion) solar power plant in Saudi Arabia, even as it faces growing scrutiny over its relationship with the kingdom, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Ginsberg will be based in SoftBank's New York office and will report to Masayoshi Son, Chairman & CEO of SoftBank, and Marcelo Claure, Director, Executive Vice President COO of SoftBank and Chief Executive Officer of SoftBank Group International.