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The telecoms and technology firm’s profit was also bolstered by the sale of the majority of chip designer ARM Holding’s Chinese operations to a local consortium.
SoftBank said the service will be launched in autumn through a joint venture with Yahoo Japan Corp.
The move comes amid concerns over Takeda’s finances due to its $62 billion deal to buy London-listed Shire Plc.
The overseas expansion is the latest by a Japanese media company. In 2015, Japanese media group Nikkei agreed to buy Britain’s Financial Times for $1.3 billion.
Son says he spent 97% of his time on managing the telecoms business and only 3% on investing.
The stock debut underscores strong investor appetite for a rare Japanese unicorn bent on U.S. expansion.
The company is expected to make the investment through a fund backed by Saudi Arabia’s government.
Chip designer ARM will sell 51 percent of ARM China for $775 million to unnamed investors.
The Vision Fund has invested $30 billion in startups in the last year.
Son said the new fund could see a return of investors in the original Vision Fund, which include the sovereign wealth funds of Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, Apple Inc and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd (Foxconn).