Softbank is expected to gain 500 billion yen or $4.6 billion USD from Alibaba Group Holding’s share in the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Alibaba (Alibaba document) entered the NYSE with an end trade price of $98.89 dollars a share, a 38% percent gain of the evaluation on Friday September 19, 2014. Alibaba (NYSE: symbol BABA) is an online and mobile commerce company (announcement document).
Alibaba NYSE document.
SoftBank is a Japanese company that operates telecommunications, internet, broadband, e-commerce, finance, marketing, media, and various other businesses. SoftBank was founded in Tokyo, Japan in 1981. (SoftBank Japan Website)
In the year 2012, SoftBank acquired 70% percent of the U.S. company Sprint Nextel Corporation for $20.1 billion dollars.
Details on SoftBank’s Subsidiaries:
SoftBank also operates other subsidiaries including: Sprint Nextel Corporation, SB Creative (Book publisher founded in 1999), Yahoo Japan, GungHo Online, and Ymobile.
Sprint Nextel Corporation:
Sprint Corporation is a telecommunications company that provides wireless and internet services. Sprint company was founded in 1899 (Formerly known as the “Brown Telephone Company”) to setup telephone technology in rural areas in Kansas and Abilene. In 2013, Sprint merged with Nextel Communications that created the name Sprint Nextel Corporation. (Sprint Nextel Website)
Yahoo Japan corporation is a joint venture with American Yahoo and Japanese internet company Softbank. Softbank and Yahoo! formed Yahoo! Japan in 1996 to create the first web portal in Japan. (Yahoo! Japan Website).
GungHo Online Entertainment is a video game corporation. GungHo was founded in 1998 (Formerly known as ONsale Co.). The games produced are titles such as: Ragnarok Online, Hiten Online, ROSE online, Lucent Heart, Blade Chronicle, Eternal City 2, Toy Wars, Dokuro, Puzzle & Dragons, and more. The game company creates various genres of games including mmorpg (Massively multiplayer online role playing game), shooters, puzzle games, and sports. (GungHo Website).
Ymobile corporation is a Japanese telecommunications company that serves mobile telecommunications and ADSL services. The Company was founded in 1999. (Ymobile Website).