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SoftBank announces $41bn asset sale after COVID-19 struggles

After SoftBank’s share price took a hit due to the economic turmoil brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, CEO Masayoshi Son announced a huge asset sale to shore up finances

SoftBank left reeling after $8.9bn Vision Fund loss

Japanese investment powerhouse SoftBank has revealed that its Vision Fund lost $8.9bn in the third quarter of 2019 – a far higher figure than analysts had predicted

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SoftBank Vision Fund invests $110m in renewable energy storage technology

Switzerland-based start-up Energy Vault, which promises to solve long-standing energy storage challenges, has just received an injection of $110m from SoftBank’s Vision Fund

SoftBank Vision Fund and Saudi Arabia to build biggest solar project in history

The world’s biggest solar plant is a perfect partnership for an ambitious investment fund and a country moving away from fossil fuels

Ride-hailing app Grab attracts record $2.5bn investment as Uber falters

Substantial investments from Softbank and Didi are set to propel Grab towards record levels of funding

Softbank raises $1bn from Sharp for $100bn Vision Fund

Electronic hardware firm Sharp has become the latest investor to join the world’s largest private equity fund

Apple to invest $1bn in SoftBank’s tech fund

Apple is the latest backer to join the SoftBank Vision Fund, which plans to invest $100bn in tech companies worldwide

SoftBank leads $130m investment in biotech start-up Zymergen

Silicon Valley bioengineering firm Zymergen has secured substantial new funding for its genetically enhanced microbes, with Japan’s Softbank leading the round