SoftBank Group is a multinational conglomerate holding company investing is business and technologies that is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and was founded in 1981 by Masayoshi Son. The companies global portfolio consists of companies operating in several industries which include: telecommunications, internet services, AI, smart robotics, IoT and clean energy. As of March 31, 2019 Softbank Group has 76,866 employees, 1302 subsidiaries, 423 associates, 26 joint ventures, net sales of $9,602.2 billion, an operating income of $2,353.9 billion, and a net income of $1,411.2 billion. Notable companies held by SoftBank group include: Arm Holdings, Boston Dynamics, Yahoo Japan, Fortress Investment Group, Alibaba, Ola, Renren, Hike, Snapdeal, and WeWork.
Founded as a telecommunications company, SoftBank also runs businesses in e-commerce, finance, broadband, and marketing. SoftBank is headed by chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son.
On September 14, 2020, SoftBank Group announced selling British chip designer Arm Ltd. to Nvidia for up to $40 billion. In 2016, SoftBank Group purchased Arm Ltd. for $32 billion. Nvidia will be paying SoftBank Group with $21.5 billion in common stock and $12 billion in cash, $2 billion of which will be paid at the official signing of the deal. Nvidia will also be issuing $1.5 billion in common stock to Arm employees and SoftBank Group may receive up to $5 billion in common stock or cash depending on the performance of Arm.
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