Slack gets slice of SoftBank's $100 billion bounty

/ Sep 19, 2017

Slack gets slice of SoftBank's $100 billion bounty

Slack Technologies Inc. closed a $250 million funding round led by SoftBank Group Corp.'s Vision Fund, giving it more ammunition for expansion in an increasingly competitive market for workplace messaging services. The financing round values the startup at $5.1 billion, up from $3.8 billion the ...

SoftBank is preparing to tap global bond investors again

/ Sep 8, 2017

SoftBank is preparing to tap global bond investors again

SoftBank Group Corp. is getting ready to return to the overseas debt market for the second time in two months, after issuing $4.5 billion in subordinated notes in July. The Tokyo-based company headed by billionaire founder Masayoshi Son is accelerating deal-making around the world, and ...

Son to pick successor from Softbank Group

/ Jun 22, 2017

Son to pick successor from Softbank Group

Softbank Group Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son said that he will pick his successor from executives at group companies. At a general shareholders meeting in Tokyo, Son said his successor "will be a person who plays an important role with me in ...