Masayoshi Son is no angel. He might want to give it a try
Masayoshi Son isn’t timid, to be sure. His reputation is built upon decades of courageous bets that netted him, his investors, and his founders billions of dollars. The most famous being Jack Ma and a little e-commerce company that became Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
SB Energy on track to achieve solar energy target in India: Raman Nanda, CEO, SB Energy Global
The real target for companies with long-term v...
SoftBank in talks to sell stake in Indian renewable energy venture
The group is looking at a partner that can provide equity commitments of $...
SoftBank in talks to sell majority stake in India renewables JV
It is considering various options, ranging from an outright sale of its 70% stake to a majority stake sale.
Masayoshi Son, tech visionary or robber baron?
Investors are starting to get the feeling that whatever Son brings to public is troubled.
SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son had a bad 2019. Here’s what he can buy in 2020
Tesla's a dreamy idea. A cult-like status among investors and customers. A megalomaniac for a leader who eschews authority. And chronic losses. It’s got SoftBank written all over it.
What SoftBank’s new vision means for Indian industry
SoftBank made a big-bang entry in the industry in 2014, when it announced three investments totalling $1 bn.
Masayoshi Son’s bankers are worried about their favorite client
Son’s recent string of stumbles has tested banks’ commitment to the new model. Tumbling valuations for marquee holdings including WeWork and Uber Technologies Inc. led SoftBank to report a nearly $6.5 billion operating loss in the fiscal second quarter, its first in 14 years.
Companies cautious after WeWork, Uber hiccups
The survey also revealed that consolidation was on the anvil, with as many as 75% of the respondents saying it would likely start next year. A few also highlighted that mergers and acquisitions would primarily be investor-led.
Startups look to put their houses in order as winds of winter blow
The survey revealed that consumer internet, food delivery and financial services will continue to be the most hotly contested categories. Many respondents see consolidation next year, with a few highlighting that these mergers and acquisitions will primarily be investor-led.
Quantum leap: Towards an era of singularity, where machines will out-think humans
SoftBank founder Masayoshi, the Japanese tech investor, thinks singularity will hit humankind by 2047, while futurist Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, is betting on machines matching human intelligence by 2029 and singularity happening by 2045.
Uniqlo founder Yanai resigns as SoftBank board member after 18 years
The resignation comes at a time when SoftBank is battling with the fallout from the failed IPO of We-Work, with Son saying he misjudged co-founder Adam Neumann’s character and pledging to strengthen corporate governance at the group's investments. However, experts are critical of SoftBank’s governance, saying it has few truly independent voices that can question Son’s judgement.
‘We trusted you’: WeWork’s chair on Adam Neumann and the future
The SoftBank bailout has given WeWork some breathing room, but there are big problems to fix. The company has been opening so many locations that it is spending far more money than it is bringing in.
How SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son became poorer by $6 billion
The Vision Fund is believed to be planning to swallow a charge of at least $5 billion.
Dear Alibaba, thank you for the $10 trillion gift
Alibaba has raised about $11-bn in Hong Kong's largest issuance of stock since 2010.
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