Posts tagged: SoftBank

The Japanese billionaire, the embattled online payment firm and the Bitcoin punt...

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 3:24 pm

Two separate stories about SoftBank and its leader, Masayoshi Son, broke this morning but Betaville found the juxtaposition of the pieces rather intriguing.

The first tale was about SoftBank spending almost $1 billion on Wirecard convertible bonds that could also give the Japanese conglomerate a 5.6pc stake in the German digital payments company. Below is a link to piece in the FT on the topic:..

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Post Brexit M&A from, er, SoftBank - part 2

Monday, 18 July 2016, 8:33 pm

Sorry about the delayed post Betavillers; I have been galavanting around Brussels most of today (don't ask why).

Anyway, I see both Masayoshi Son, the boss of Softbank, and Simon Segars, the chief executive of Arm, were both out on the front foot post this morning's announcement deal announcement, stressing today's mega deal had "nothing to do" with Brexit...

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