Mubadala plans to invest up to $15b in SoftBank tech fund


The SoftBank Vision Fund will be “wrapped up” in two to three weeks.

State-owned Japan Post to buy Nomura Real Estate

Japan Post last month announced a $3.6-b writedown on Australia’s Toll Holdings deal.

Spotify, valued at $13b, to launch direct listing on NYSE

If successful, it could change the way companies sell shares to the public.

Sprint, SoftBank in informal merger talks with T-Mobile

A Sprint merger with T-Mobile comes fraught with regulatory risk

SoftBank leads $360m funding in cancer screening firm Guardant Health

In January 2016, it had raised $100 million in a Series D funding round.

Netmarble Games soars as Korea’s biggest IPO in seven years takes wing

Shares in the mobile game developer and publisher climbed 3.8%.

SoftBank said near quitting Intelsat deal over bond standoff

Intelsat extended a deadline for bondholders to approve the deal until May 15.

Bangladesh-based Ananta Apparels to raise up to $6m from IFC

The proceeds of the IFC loan will be used to fund plant machinery.

Softbank Group leads $502m Series B in VR startup Improbable Worlds

Andreessen Horowitz, HK’s Horizon Ventures & Singapore’s Temasek also joined.

Phoenix Capital to acquire Pizza Hut Japan from KFC Holdings

The deal is expected to complete by June 12 this year.