SoftBank Group Corp.

SoftBank Group Corp.

SoftBank Group Corp.

Date Founded



1-9-1 Higashi-Shimbashi,Minato-Ku,Tokyo 105-7303

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Employees (Worldwide)



Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications
Other Manufacturing
Other Business & Consulting Services

Company Description

SoftBank Group Corp. operates as a holding company which engages in the management of its group companies. It operates through the following segments: SoftBank, Sprint, Yahoo Japan, Distribution, Arm, SoftBank Vision Fund and Delta Fund, and Brightstar. The SoftBank segment provides mobile communication, broadband, and telecom services in Japan. The Sprint segment provides mobile communication services in the United States. The Yahoo Japan segment engages in the business of Internet advertising, e-commerce, and membership services. The Distribution segment distributes mobile devices, and sells personal computer (PC) software, peripherals, and mobile accessories in Japan. The Arm segment designs microprocessors and develops software technologies. The SoftBank Vision Fund and Delta Fund segment provides mobile telecommunications services, sales of mobile handsets, and fixed-line telecommunications services. The The Brightstar segment provides, through Brightstar, distribution of mobile devices overseas. The company was founded by Masayoshi Son on September 3, 1981 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Chief People Officer & Managing Executive Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer


Senior Vice President Head of Accounting Unit

Executive Vice President

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer & CISO, Head of Finance Unit & Head of Administration Unit

Senior Vice President Head of Corporate Communications Unit


Audit & Supervisory Board

Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata

Auditor at SoftBank Group Corp.

Founder at Yotsuya Partners Kaikei Jimusho

Partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

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NAM-J's investment philosophy has core elements including: active management focusing on fundamental research; a team approach; and thorough risk/return assessment. They offer a broad range of equity strategies, including core, value, and growth. The investment approach of the core strategy combines a bottom-up, relative value approach with rigorous fundamental research on individual stocks and a top-down overlay. The investment process is designed to add value in all market conditions over a medium- to long-term horizon. For value, they use bottom-up approach without sector constraints where the quality of stock selection is paramount. The investment process is based on a combination of rigorous quantitative screening based on valuation factors with liquidity consideration and qualitative analysis on firms' fundamentals. The growth strategy focuses on ROE level and sustainability and fundamental strength. In conducting NAM-J's investment decisions, they utilize a broad spectrum of information, including financial publications, third-party research materials, annual reports, prospectuses, regulatory filings, company press releases, corporate rating services, inspections of corporate activities and meetings with management of various companies.

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SMTAM's fund managers of their respective investment departments implement investments in line with the investment plans and manage funds. The general managers of their respective investment departments check the status of investment implementations carried out by the fund managers thereof. Execution of buy or sell orders is carried out by traders at the Trading Department which is independent of the respective investment departments, based on execution instructions for investments from the respective investment departments. The firm leverages the strengths, operational structure, know-how and network of their parent company to manage assets, utilizing bottom-up and top-down quantitative investment styles to make investments through their range of funds.

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DAM conducts in-house research and has a strong global research network. Their investment management philosophy is based on a mid-to-long-term perspective in which they try to identify hidden values which are not yet fully recognized in the market. The firm takes a balanced approach emphasizing both fundamental and quantitative analysis. DAM's basic assumption is that the market is not fully efficient and they employ a coherent investment process through organizational support at each phase of their 'Plan', 'Do' and 'Review' policy. They pursue stable excess mid-to long-term returns through suitable risk control, which they separate from investment management to ensure that the risk control system adequately monitors their investment process. The firm's research team analysts and portfolio managers discuss, evaluate and communicate market events and investment opinions, seeking to maximize portfolio performance. Company visits are important components of their bottom-up research process and are a primary source for their fundamental analysis.

Recent Transactions
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Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Mobile US, Inc. purchase Sprint Corp. from SoftBank Group Corp.

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SoftBank Group Corp., Abercrombie & Kent Ltd. purchase Cox & Kings (UK) Ltd. from Cox & Kings (India) Ltd.

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Z Holdings Corp., LINE Corp. purchase LINE Corp. /Mobile Applications Business from NAVER Corp.

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Advised onDeutsche Telekom AG, T-Mobile US, Inc. purchase Sprint Corp. from SoftBank Group Corp.


Advised onSoftBank Group Corp. purchases SOFTBANK TELECOM Corporation from Ripplewood Investments LLC

Investment Advisor

Advised onDeutsche Telekom AG, T-Mobile US, Inc. purchase Sprint Corp. from SoftBank Group Corp.

Legal Advisor

Advised onDeutsche Telekom AG, T-Mobile US, Inc. purchase Sprint Corp. from SoftBank Group Corp.

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Advised onSoftBank Group Corp. purchases SVF Holdco (UK) Ltd.

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Advised onDeutsche Telekom AG, T-Mobile US, Inc. purchase Sprint Corp. from SoftBank Group Corp.

Advisors & Consultants

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board at Palo Alto Networks, Inc.


Partner & Co-Founder at The Raine Group LLC

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Managing Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP


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Co-Founder at Treasure Data, Inc.

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Former Senior Vice President & General Manager, Media Solutions Group at Cisco Systems, Inc.

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Investor at SoftBank Corp.

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