The domestic telecom unit of Softbank on Monday received approval to list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange through an IPO worth 2.4 trillion yen. This was shown through a regulatory filing, which happens to be one the biggest IPOs ever to take place. The filing with the Ministry of Finance showed that the unit of Softbank will list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on 19th December. The Initial Public Offer will set the transformation of the parent company from a mobile phone network provider, which managed to successfully challenge the incumbent duopoly of Japan. Thus it turned into one of the biggest technology investors of the world under the leadership of Chief Executive Masayoshi Son.
The public offering will even provide the group with funds. They can get redeployed into the more number of tech investments. The company’s bets vary just like the start-ups in the gaming industry and firms like Uber Technologies and Alibaba. The 1.6 billion shares of Softbank are on sale at the tentative price of 1500 yen each. Thus it goes on to raise 2.4 trillion yen and thereby resulting in the market valuation of 7.18 trillion yen on getting listed. The parent company will keep a stake of 66.5 percent in the newly listed entity.
In addition to this, there are up to 160 million shares with the valuation worth 240.6 billion yen, will get offered in an overallotment in case the demand is strong. Now, if the situation does arise, then in that scenario, the total would be somewhere close to the number of shares which were sold back in the year 2014 by Alibaba in the biggest-ever IPO. The total would amount to $25 billion worth of shares. The final price of the Initial Public Offering will get determined on 10th December.
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