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SoftBank considers IPO for $100bn Vision Fund

Staff hustles to keep up with frantic pace of deal making by CEO Masayoshi Son

SoftBank Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son speaks during a joint conference with Toyota in October, 2018. SoftBank may take its $100 billion Vision Fund public.    © Reuters

SoftBank Group Corp. is considering audacious fundraising plans, including a public offering of its $100 billion investment fund and the launch of a second fund of at least that size, as it looks to seize on an exploding startup scene, people familiar with the matter said.

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