SoftBank Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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SoftBank has acquired 25 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 13 assets.

SoftBank’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired ARM Holdings for $37.4B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold Sprint to T-Mobile US for $59.0B. SoftBank has acquired in 5 different US states, and 8 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (25%) and internet software and services (17%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity35
    • M&A Buy Activity24
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 30
  • M&A Advisors 8

SoftBank

SoftBank Group Corp.

1-9-1 Higashi Shinbashi, Minato-ku,
Tokyo, 105-7303
Japan,
+81-3-6889-2000
www.softbank.jp

SoftBank is a diversified telecommunications and internet corporation, with operations in broadband, fixed-line telecommunications, e-commerce, Internet, broadmedia, technology services, finance, media and marketing, and other businesses. SoftBank was founded in 1981 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 18 3 2 1 - - 24
vol $80.3B $80.3B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 4 1 2 3 2 - 12
vol $780M $59.0B $6.1B $3.5B $69.4B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SB Energy India 2021-05-19 3.5B USD Divestiture
Delhi, California
Boston Dynamics 2020-12-11 1.1B USD Divestiture
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.bostondynamics.com
Brightstar Corp. 2020-09-17 - Divestiture
Miami, Florida · www.brightstarcorp.com
OSIsoft, Inc. 2020-08-25 5.0B USD Divestiture
San Leandro, California · www.osisoft.com
Behavox Ltd. 2020-02-24 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.behavox.com
Wag Labs, Inc. 2019-12-10 - Sold to Existing Investors
San Francisco, California · www.wagwalking.com
AutoStore System 2019-06-19 - Secondary Buyout
Nedre Vats, Norway · www.autostoresystem.com
Gympass US, LLC 2019-06-12 - Stake Purchase
New York, New York · www.gympass.com
Uber Technologies, Inc. 2019-05-10 - IPO
San Francisco, California · www.uber.com
ParkJockey Global, Inc. 2018-12-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Miami, Florida · www.parkjockey.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
SoftBank Robotics Group Corp.    - SoftBank Robotics Europe SAS 2022-04-12 1
Tokyo, Japan · www.softbankrobotics.com Paris, France
ARM Holdings plc 2016-07-18 Trustonic Ltd. 2020-02-24 1
Cambridge, United Kingdom · www.arm.com Cambridge, United Kingdom · www.trustonic.com
ParkJockey Global, Inc. 2018-12-10 Imperial Parking Corp. 2019-03-26 2
Miami, Florida · www.parkjockey.com Vancouver, British Columbia · www.impark.com
ARM Holdings plc 2016-07-18 Simulity Labs Ltd. 2017-07-03 5
Cambridge, United Kingdom · www.arm.com Gwynedd, United Kingdom · www.simulity.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Communications 6 (25%) 2.6B (3%) 2 (17%) 59.0B (85%)
Internet Software and Services 4 (17%) - 2 (17%) -
Software 3 (13%) - 1 (8%) 5.0B (7%)
Semiconductors 2 (8%) 74.8B (93%) - -
Consumer Services 1 (4%) - 1 (8%) -
Digital Media 1 (4%) 1.5B (2%) 1 (8%) -
Distribution 1 (4%) 1.3B (2%) 1 (8%) -
Machinery 1 (4%) - 1 (8%) 1.1B (2%)
Media 1 (4%) - 1 (8%) 780M (1%)
Real Estate 1 (4%) - 1 (8%) -
E-Commerce 1 (4%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (4%) - - -
Technology Hardware 1 (4%) 100M (< 1%) - -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (8%) 3.5B (5%)
Total 24 $80.3B 12 $69.4B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 11 1.3B 10 69.4B
  New York 4 - 3 780M
  California 3 - 4 8.5B
  Florida 2 1.3B 1 -
  Massachusetts 1 - 1 1.1B
  Kansas 1 - 1 59.0B
Japan 5 2.6B 1 -
United Kingdom 3 74.8B - -
Finland 1 1.5B 1 -
France 1 100M - -
Kenya 1 - - -
Norway 1 - - -
South Korea 1 - - -
Domestic 5 (21%) 2.6B (3%) 1 (8%) -
Cross-border 19 (79%) 77.7B (97%) 11 (92%) 69.4B (100%)
Total 24 $80.3B 12 $69.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
The Raine Group LLC
4
Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
3
Robey Warshaw LLP
1
Legal Deals
Morrison & Foerster LLP
5
Hannes Snellman
1
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto LPC.
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $80.2B
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $80.3B
Largest ARM Holdings plc
$37.4B (2016-07-18)
sell # Total
> $1B 4 $68.6B
$100M to $1B 1 $780M
TOTAL $69.4B
Largest Sprint Corp.
$59.0B (2018-04-29)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
25%
6 (25%)
Strategic(s)
13%
3 (13%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
17%
2 (17%)
Strategic(s)
58%
7 (58%)

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