SoftBank Group Corp.

SoftBank Group Corp.

SoftBank Group Corp.

Date Founded



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

Type of Company


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 Vision Fund, SoftBank, Arm, Brightstar, and others. The SoftBank Vision Fund segment engages in the investment business. The SoftBank segment provides mobile communication, broadband, and telecom services in Japan. The Arm segment designs microprocessors and develops software technologies. The Brightstar segment engages in the distribution of mobile devices overseas. The Other segment includes Smartphone payments business, Alternative investment business, Fund business in Latin America and operation of the baseball team. The company was founded by Masayoshi Son on September 3, 1981 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Executives & Employees


Chief Operating Officer & Vice President

Corporate Officer, Executive Vice President

Corporate Officer, Senior Vice President Head of Accounting Unit

Corporate Officer, Senior Vice President Head of Corporate Communications Unit


Director, Corporate Officer, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Security Officer & Csuso, Softbank Group Corp

Corporate Officer, Vice Chairman

General Counsel, Softbank Latin America Fund & Softbank Tech Hub

Audit & Supervisory Board

Corporate Officer, Legal at SoftBank Corp.

Partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata

Supervisory Director at Heiwa Real Estate REIT, Inc.

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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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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.

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Nikko AM is an active, growth-oriented manager offers both active and passive investment capabilities across equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes, with key strengths in multiple pan-Asian asset strategies. The firm’s general approach focuses on fundamental bottom-up analysis based on in-house research; although it will vary depending on specific requirements of the investment strategy pursued and is tailored accordingly. Through their overseas offices they invest globally, favoring Asian equity and US mid- and large-cap companies, as well as emerging markets. Their alternative investments follow strategies such as global fixed-income and currency arbitrage, Japanese market neutral, convertible bond and option-based arbitrage strategies, and multi-manager funds. Nikko AM provides a broad coverage of global fixed income markets and currencies, with consideration to the following factors: macro fundamentals, interest rates, market liquidity, and investor positioning/relative performance.

Recent Transactions
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BowX Acquisition Corp. purchases Wework Cos., Inc. from SoftBank Group Corp.

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Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. V purchases Social Finance, Inc. from Silver Lake Management Co. LLC, SoftBank Group Corp.

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Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd. purchases Boston Dynamics, Inc. from SoftBank Group Corp.

Transaction Advisors
Legal Advisor

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.

Legal Advisor

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

Legal Advisor

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

Advisors & Consultants

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


Co-Founder at The Raine Group LLC

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Managing Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP


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NVIDIA Corp. engages in the design and manufacture of computer graphics processors, chipsets, and related multimedia software. It operates through the following segments: Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), Tegra Processor, and All Other. The GPU segment comprises of product brands, which aims specialized markets including GeForce for gamers; Quadro for designers; Tesla and DGX for AI data scientists and big data researchers; and GRID for cloud-based visual computing users. The Tegra Processor segment integrates an entire computer onto a single chip, and incorporates GPUs and multi-core CPUs to drive supercomputing for autonomous robots, drones, and cars, as well as for consoles and mobile gaming and entertainment devices. The All Other segment refers to the stock-based compensation expense, corporate infrastructure and support costs, acquisition-related costs, legal settlement costs, and other non-recurring charges. The company was founded by Jen Hsun Huang, Chris A. Malachowsky, and Curtis R. Priem in January 1993 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

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Better Mortgage Corp. engages in the provision of mortgage loans. It offers both fixed and adjustable rates for conventional and jumbo loans; and finance properties such as single-family homes, multi-family homes, townhouses, condominiums, and planned unit development (PUD). The company was founded by Vishal Garg, Eric Wilson and Viral Shah in 2014 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Zimperium, Inc. provides mobile cyber security services. Its flagship solutions protect mobile devices from cyber security threats. The company was founded by Itzhak Avraham and Elia Yehuda in 2010 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

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Locon Solutions Pvt Ltd. operates as an online real estate search portal. It offers real estate information services in the areas of flats, apartments for resale, rent, paying guests, hostels, new residential projects, real estate agents, home loans and rental agreements. The company was founded by Rishabh Agrawal, Snehil Buxy, Abhimanyu Dhamija, Advitiya Sharma, Vaibhav Tolia, Abhishek Anand,Ravish Narish, Rahul Yadav, Rahul Yadav, Sanat Ghosh, Jaspreet Singh Saluja, and Amrit Raj on July 03, 2012 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

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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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Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer at Minio, Inc.

Keihanshin Building Co., Ltd. Real Estate | Osaka, Japan

Keihanshin Building Co., Ltd. engages in the lease of office buildings, data center buildings, commercial buildings, logistics warehouses, and off-track betting parlor (WINS). It operates through the Building Lease and Others segments. The Building Lease segment handles land and building rentals and maintenance of buildings and machineries. It also provides cleaning services. The Others segment deals with contracts for construction. The company was founded on December 24, 1948 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

Bell-Park Co., Ltd. Retail: Appliances & Electronics | Tokyo, Japan

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