Sprint owner SoftBank to invest $50 billion in U.S. tech sector, might give T-Mobile takeover another try
Masayoshi Son is an active investor, having spent $22 billion to acquire the majority of Sprint in 2013, $1 billion in an investment round for online lender Social Finance Inc., and $32 billion on purchasing U.K. chip designer ARM Holdings, among various investments in countries such as South Korea and India. He also wanted to merge Sprint and T-Mobile, joining forces against AT&T and Verizon in the U.S., but regulators rejected his plans.
Informed investors and analysts believe that Son could make another lunge at T-Mobile after Trump is elected and a new chairman heads the Federal Communications Commission. However, he declined to comment his present interest in T-Mobile.