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SoftBank sells $1.69 billion of Coupang as Son unloads assets

SoftBank sold 57 million shares at $29.685 on Sept. 14, the company said in a statement to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Japanese company is still Coupang's largest shareholder

Coupang’s March debut contributed $24.5 billion to SoftBank’s profit in that quarter, marking Son’s best return since Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s listing in 2014.
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Coupang’s March debut contributed $24.5 billion to SoftBank’s profit in that quarter, marking Son’s best return since Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s listing in 2014.

Pavel Alpeyev | Bloomberg
SoftBank Group Corp. sold about $1.69 billion worth of its stake in Coupang Inc., the South Korean e-commerce giant whose stock surged and then tumbled after its initial public offering in March.
 
SoftBank sold 57 million shares at $29.685 on Sept. 14, the company said in a statement to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Japanese company is still Coupang’s largest shareholder.

Masayoshi Son has stepped up sales of stakes in his portfolio of public companies in recent months, funneling the cash into more investments in technology startups. SoftBank sold roughly $14 billion worth of listed stocks last quarter, nearly

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First Published: Sep 17 2021 | 11:28 PM IST

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