Jun 27, 2013

Dish drops Clearwire bid, paving way for Softbank-Sprint deal

U.S. satellite broadcaster Dish Network Corp. said Wednesday it has backed out of its bidding race with Sprint Nextel Corp. for control of wireless Internet firm Clearwire Corp. Dish’s decision to withdraw its tender offer for Clearwire, a Sprint unit that controls valuable wireless ...

Softbank to sell ¥400 billion in bonds

May 22, 2013

Softbank to sell ¥400 billion in bonds

by Yusuke Miyazawa

Softbank Corp. plans to sell ¥400 billion in bonds targeting individual investors to fund its $20.1 billion purchase of Sprint Nextel Corp. The mobile phone company will price the five-year notes to yield from 1.25 percent to 2.25 percent on June 3, according to ...

Son talks up Silicon Valley hub plans in Sprint bid

May 14, 2013

Son talks up Silicon Valley hub plans in Sprint bid

Softbank Corp., bidding to take over Sprint Nextel Corp. in a $20.1 billion deal, is planning a new Silicon Valley office for the U.S. carrier that would employ as many as 1,000 people. Executives have already started holding monthly meetings in the California technology ...