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How Sprint Is Saving Money With Spectrum-Backed Bonds

Sprint’s latest clever feat of financial engineering appears to be another success for the indebted wireless carrier.

The company is pricing $3.5 billion of bonds backed by some of its vast portfolio of airwave licenses. 273 more words


Qatar said to consider joining US$100b SoftBank tech fund

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

Qatar is considering investing in the US$100 billion global technology fund formed by SoftBank Group Corp and Saudi Arabia, according to people familiar with the matter. 322 more words

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The loss of an ARM

Japanese telecoms firm SoftBank recently acquired British microchip manufacturer ARM Holdings. ARM’s shareholders approved the $32 billion deal at the end of August, and the company was delisted from the London Stock Exchange on September 5. 790 more words


Here's Who May Want Twitter Now That Salesforce Says it Doesn't

After virtually all of the rumored potential acquirers for Twitter said over the past week or so that they weren’t interested—including Google, Disney and Microsoft—there was still one faint hope: namely, Salesforce. 591 more words


Softbank and Saudi Arabia's PIF planning $100BN tech fund

Softbank has announced it is creating a new global tech investment fund, seeded with $25 billion of its own money. The fund, which will be London, UK based —  with a working title of the ‘Softbank Vision Fund’ — is also set to be bolstered with up to $45BN from the public investment fund of Saudi Arabia. 396 more words


Biotech startup Zymergen nabs $130 million from Softbank

Zymergen, a Bay Area startup creating all sorts of materials from genetically altered microbes, just raised $130 million in Series B funding from Softbank. 370 more words