Softbank's Interest in Uber Exposes Complex Web of Investments

Softbank (SFTBY) has cemented its place among the ranks of the world's most-influential private-equity investors with its formation of the $93 billion Softbank Vision Fund, the biggest of its kind. That status is confirmed by Softbank's public confession that it is mulling an investment in ride-hailing rivals Uber or Lyft.

Investors in Softbank are gaining access to arguably Japan's most-exciting company. The company is well on its way to transforming itself from a staid telecom, parent of Sprint (S) , to a tech investment venture fund. But it's an incredibly complex web that Softbank is weaving....871 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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