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Committed to India in the long term, says SoftBank’s India head Sumer Juneja
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Committed to India in the long term, says SoftBank’s India head Sumer Juneja

Masayoshi Son, CEO and Founder of SoftBank, during his India visit, said that he wants to bet on the future.

Uber has entered new era of focussing on profits, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi feels he's the right guy for the company now
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Uber has entered new era of focussing on profits, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi feels he's the right guy for the company now

Khosrowshahi said Kalanick had done “an incredible job” of building the company. But Uber has entered a new period of focusing on profits.

Amid global expansion, Oyo denies media reports on lay off at Chinese subsidiary; says recruited over 1,500 people
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Amid global expansion, Oyo denies media reports on lay off at Chinese subsidiary; says recruited over 1,500 people

On Tuesday, Oyo said it crossed 5 lakh rooms inventory in China, and planned to invest $100 million in that country in the next two years as part of the ongoing expansion.

Canadian pension fund CPPIB plans to invest $150 mn in logistics firm Delhivery for 8% stake
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Canadian pension fund CPPIB plans to invest $150 mn in logistics firm Delhivery for 8% stake

In March this year, Piramal Enterprises had said it signed an initial pact with CPPIB to co-sponsor a $600 million renewable energy-focused infrastructure investment trust (InvIT).

Online grocery retailer Grofers raises over $200 mn led by SoftBank Vision Fund
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Online grocery retailer Grofers raises over $200 mn led by SoftBank Vision Fund

Online grocery retailer Grofers on Wednesday said it has raised over $200 million (over Rs 1,400 crore) in funding, led by SoftBank Vision Fund

Uber wins $1-bn investment from Toyota, SoftBank for development of driverless ridesharing services
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Uber wins $1-bn investment from Toyota, SoftBank for development of driverless ridesharing services

Toyota has already invested $500 million in Uber as the firm races Google-owned Waymo and a host of other companies, including major automakers, to develop self-driving vehicles.

Oyo raises $100-200 mn funds from Airbnb; move to help Indian firm strengthen presence in domestic, global markets
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Oyo raises $100-200 mn funds from Airbnb; move to help Indian firm strengthen presence in domestic, global markets

Last month, Oyo had said it will invest Rs 1,400 crore in India and Nepal markets in 2019 as part of its efforts to increase infrastructure, strengthen technology and internal capability.

Paytm to raise $1.5-2 billion from existing investors SoftBank Vision Fund and Alibaba, total valuation to touch $16-18 bn
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Paytm to raise $1.5-2 billion from existing investors SoftBank Vision Fund and Alibaba, total valuation to touch $16-18 bn

Paytm's e-commerce affiliate Paytm Mall is also in talks with online marketplace eBay to raise around $150 million

Logistics firm Delhivery raises $413 million in funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund
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Logistics firm Delhivery raises $413 million in funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund

Carlyle and Fosun, both existing investors in Delhivery, have also participated in this round of financing, the company said in a statement.

Grab secures $1.46 bn investment from SoftBank Vision Fund; co plans to expand financial services, food delivery verticals
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Grab secures $1.46 bn investment from SoftBank Vision Fund; co plans to expand financial services, food delivery verticals

With the latest funding, Grab has so far secured over $4.5 billion (around Rs 31,747 crore) in funding in its current financing round (series H), it said in a statement

OYO announces $ 1 billion fund raise for expansion; plans to scale business China, Malaysia and Nepal
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OYO announces $ 1 billion fund raise for expansion; plans to scale business China, Malaysia and Nepal

The company has already raised $800 million, and has further commitment of $200 million, OYO said

PolicyBazaar raises more than $200 mn led by SoftBank Vision Fund, enters coveted Unicorn club
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PolicyBazaar raises more than $200 mn led by SoftBank Vision Fund, enters coveted Unicorn club

Founded in 2008, PolicyBazaar's investors include the likes of Temasek, Tiger Global Management, True North, InfoEdge (Naukri.com), Premji Invest, besides investments from other PE funds and family offices

Japan's SoftBank Group to invest up to $100 billion in solar power projects in India, says report
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Japan's SoftBank Group to invest up to $100 billion in solar power projects in India, says report

SoftBank Group Corp has decided to invest $60 billion-$100 billion in solar power generation in India, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday

Walmart says Flipkart could go public in as early as four years, detailing potential listing timeline
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Walmart says Flipkart could go public in as early as four years, detailing potential listing timeline

The IPO should be done at no less a valuation than that at which Walmart invested in the Indian e-commerce firm, a filing said

Flipkart-Walmart $16-billion deal: Post-initial celebrations, both firms may have to face many tax hurdles
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Flipkart-Walmart $16-billion deal: Post-initial celebrations, both firms may have to face many tax hurdles

The Flipkart-Walmart deal is likely to generate a lot of action in India in the coming years, both in the e-commerce market as well as in the tax world.

Walmart-Flipkart deal: SoftBank undecided on selling stake, CEO Masayoshi Son to take a call in 7-10 days
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Walmart-Flipkart deal: SoftBank undecided on selling stake, CEO Masayoshi Son to take a call in 7-10 days

SoftBank is figuring out the tax liability that would arise if it sold its shares to Walmart less than a year after investing in Flipkart

Flipkart-Walmart deal: Charting the journeys of a home-grown behemoth and a US retail giant in India
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Flipkart-Walmart deal: Charting the journeys of a home-grown behemoth and a US retail giant in India

The deal's highlights of the Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart, in which US-based Walmart has bought 77 percent stake for $16 billion:

Flipkart bet pays off: From modest beginnings to the Walmart nuptial; what's next for the Bansals?
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Flipkart bet pays off: From modest beginnings to the Walmart nuptial; what's next for the Bansals?

Flipkart, Bansals' e-commerce bet finally has paid off big time and set the 2018 M&A counters ringing with US retailer Walmart buying about 77 percent stake in Flipkart for $16 billion.

Flipkart turns into pvt holding firm for strategic buyout by Walmart
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Flipkart turns into pvt holding firm for strategic buyout by Walmart

Flipkart's, the decade-old firm, first buyback of shares was on 7 December, 2017 when it spent a whopping $869.15 million to buy 72,83,175