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27 Jun 2023

SoftBank resumes buybacks with modest $380 million in September

SoftBank Group resumed buying back shares in Sept, shelling out ¥40.1 billion ($380 million) after suspending in August a multi-billion-dollar program that’s proven instrumental in buoying the stock

1 min read14 Oct 2020

Son cuts SoftBank shares pledged to lenders by about $1 billion

Japanese billionaire holds about 562 million shares directly and indirectly, which are worth $32.5 billion before taking into account collateral

1 min read25 Sep 2020

SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son has cash burning a hole in his pocket

After more than $90 billion in deals, the tech investor is in a position to make more gambles

5 min read15 Sep 2020

SoftBank’s big options bet tests investor faith in Masayoshi Son

SoftBank shares tumbled 7.2% on Monday in Tokyo, erasing about $9 billion of market value

4 min read8 Sep 2020

SoftBank quietly sells another $2.2 Billion of its Alibaba stake

SoftBank Group Corp sold an additional $2.2 bn of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd as part of its fund-raising effort to pay down debt and buy back its own sharesMasayoshi Son had invested $20 mn into web portal connecting Chinese manufacturers with overseas buyers, now worth more than $150 bn

1 min read17 Jul 2020

After 133% rally, SoftBank investors bet there’s more to come

The Japanese technology giant’s shares have more than doubled from their March low, propelled by buybacks and improving market conditions for its portfolio companies

6 min read13 Jul 2020

SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son defies critics to engineer record fortune

With SoftBank Group’s shares surging to their highest price in two decades, Masayoshi Son’s net worth hit $20 billionSoftBank Group shares have surged 134% from a low in March, taking the Tokyo-based company’s market value to $123 billion

2 min read10 Jul 2020

SoftBank governance reforms stop short of Vision Fund

Even after a disastrous run betting on startups like office-sharing firm WeWork that plunged SoftBank to its biggest-ever annual loss, power structures at the Vision Fund remain largely intactSoftBank has pushed back against creating a panel, with executives arguing investments already vetted by top management and $3-5 bn deals put to the large limited partners

2 min read6 Jul 2020

SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son steps down from Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba’s board

The billionaire told shareholders in Tokyo he’s leaving just as Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma himself quits SoftBank’s boardMasayoshi Son said the market was thus underestimating SoftBank’s potential, arguing that the Japanese giant’s shareholder value now stood at $218 billion -

1 min read25 Jun 2020
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