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SoftBank in talks to take majority stake in WeWork, WSJ reports

Investment estimated at between $15bn and $20bn

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has described WeWork as "the next Alibaba." (Photo by Maho Obata)

TOKYO -- Japan's SoftBank Group is in talks to take a majority stake in U.S. shared office space provider WeWork, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

The potential investment is estimated at between $15 billion and $20 billion, and would likely come from SoftBank's $93 billion Vision Fund.

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