SoftBank’s Masa Son under pressure
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WeWork was long considered one of the most anticipated IPOs of 2019. For SoftBank, WeWork’s biggest outside investor, the listing would be the moment it made a return on the nearly $11bn it poured into the shared-office provider. Now, as WeWork struggles to take the company public, the spotlight is on SoftBank’s Masa Son and his billion-dollar bets. Further FT reading: SoftBank investors brace for Vision Fund writedowns https://www.ft.com/content/ccdaa9c6-d60d-11e9-8367-807ebd53ab77 WeWork postpones IPO after chilly response from investors https://www.ft.com/content/b869bc42-d8d9-11e9-8f9b-77216ebe1f17 WeWork: the ‘hypothetical’ company at the heart of the property market https://www.ft.com/content/0e426c90-8c45-11e9-a1c1-51bf8f989972 SoftBank: inside the ‘Wild West’ $100bn fund shaking up the tech world https://www.ft.com/content/71ad7cda-6ef4-11e8-92d3-6c13e5c92914 Some of Aimee’s favourite FT reads: Warren Buffett: ‘I’m having more fun than any 88-year-old int he world’ https://www.ft.com/content/40b9b356-661e-11e9-a79d-04f350474d62 The trillion-dollar taboo: why it’s time to stop ignoring mental health at work https://www.ft.com/content/1e8293f4-a1db-11e9-974c-ad1c6ab5efd1 Finding my Armenia, a century after the genocide https://www.ft.com/content/2e2f38b0-e7a1-11e8-8a85-04b8afea6ea3 How Purdue’s ‘one-two’ punch fuelled the market for opioids https://www.ft.com/content/8e64ec9c-b133-11e8-8d14-6f049d06439c Angola 3 inmate: from solitary cell to centre of the community https://www.ft.com/content/72a0983a-9f7d-11e7-8cd4-932067fbf946 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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