Japan's Softbank May Acquire Sprint
Softbank, Japan's third-largest mobile network operator, is in advanced talks to purchase Sprint. Citing sources familiar with the companies' plans, the Wall Street Journal reports that Sotftbank may pay as much as $12.8 billion for the U.S.'s third-largest carrier. Sprint executives have remarked in the past that they expect to see the industry consolidate further and even approve of it, as long as Verizon Wireless and AT&T - the country's two largest carriers - aren't involved. The Journal's sources did not say if Softbank will purchase all of Sprint or some of it. Neither Sprint nor Softbank confirmed the Journal's report. Earlier this month Deutsche Telekom proposed to merge its T-Mobile USA unit with MetroPCS.
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SoftBank Sinks More Money Into Sprint
SoftBank has been snapping up shares of Sprint, increasing its stake recently by as much as $87 million. Despite SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son's misgivings about the overall acquisition of Sprint, SoftBank said it "is enthusiastic about Sprint's prospects.
SoftBank, Sprint Majority Owner, to Split In Two
SoftBank today revealed a plan to separate itself into two separate companies, one for its Japan-based carrier business and another for its international operations, including Sprint. SoftBank's domestic business unit, which includes investments in Yahoo Japan, will be run by Ken Miyauchi.
Sprint = $12.8 Billion T-Mobile = $39 Billion What's up with that?
Sprint IS a publicly traded company. At the close of the market yesterday, its stock price was $5. Acquisitions of publicly-traded companies are almost always bas...
First, the way the press release and corresponding news article are worded it appears that the $12.8 billion figure is what Softbank is expecting to ...
Konnichiwa Softbank San
How exactly will this be a positive for either company?
Not criticizing , just curious.