Linklaters advises on Softbank Group Corp. US$100bn tech fund

Linklaters is advising on the establishment of SoftBank Group Corp’s (SBG) private fund for making investments in the technology sector globally, which is tentatively to be named “Softbank Vision Fund.”

SBG expects to invest at least US$25bn over the next five years. In addition, a few large global investors are in active dialogue to join SBG and PIF to participate in this Fund. The overall potential size of the Fund can go up to US$100bn.

The objective of SBG to establish the Fund is to accelerate SBG's global growth strategy through the investments via the Fund and alliances with portfolio companies of the Fund. The Fund will make investments drawing upon SBG's investment proficiency, operational expertise and breadth of experience in the technology sector.

The Linklaters team is being led by Investment Management partners Jonathan de Lance-Holmes (London) and Eriko Sakata (Tokyo).

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