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Cassie Craddock, European Lead – Ripple
Darren Upson, Vice President, Small Business Europe – Soldo
Paul Lack, CEO – MET Facilities

TOKYO (Reuters) – SoftBank Group (9984.T) is increasing its stake in Yahoo Japan (4689.T) through a $2 billion, three-way deal with U.S. firm Altaba (AABA.O) to deepen ties with the internet heavyweight ahead of an IPO of its telecom

Multi-national company the SoftBank Group, which is a major mobile carrier business in Japan, has announced that it will make a tender offer for shares of Yahoo Japan Corporation, Japan’s leading Internet portal operator. SoftBank plans to buy Yahoo Japan’s shares for approximately 221.0 billion yen, securing around 11% of the 35% of Yahoo Japan Corporation shares owned by US-based Altaba (formerly, Yahoo! Inc.).

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