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    1. August 22, 2016

      Japan’s Renesas considers bid for US rival Intersil

      Renesas Electronics, the world’s third-largest producer of automotive microchips, is considering acquiring US rival...

    2. August 17, 2016

      Rivals Intel and Arm partner for new chip manufacturing venture

      British chip designer Arm has announced it will license its technology for a new manufacturing venture with longtime...

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    1. August 3, 2016

      M&A fees: an Arm and a leg for Robey Warshaw

      The painter Whistler was once asked how he dared charge 200 guineas for two days’ labour. He replied “I ask it for the...

    2. August 3, 2016

      SoftBank-Arm deal advisers paid up to £206m in fees

      Japan’s SoftBank and UK chip-designer Arm Holdings are set to pay their financial advisers and lenders up to £206m in...

    3. July 28, 2016

      SoftBank’s Son reassures over Arm buyout

      Masayoshi Son, the chief executive of SoftBank, sought to allay investor concerns about his £24.3bn takeover of UK chip...

    4. July 27, 2016

      Arm reports strong growth ahead of SoftBank takeover

      Arm Holdings reported a sharp rise in revenues and profits for the first half of the year in a sign of strength just...

    5. July 25, 2016

      VC firms invest $200m in UK tech start-ups after Brexit vote

      Global venture capital firms have made dozens of investments in Britain’s start-up technology companies in recent...

    6. July 22, 2016

      Week in Review, July 23

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. SoftBank chancing its Arm with...

    7. July 22, 2016

      Brexit puts UK companies in the bargain basement

      For shareholders in SoftBank, it is a good job that the 1990s UK start-up called Advanced Risc Machines did not have a...

    8. July 22, 2016

      Masayoshi Son: The unrepentant visionary

      Pushy, risk-addicted and with a self-declared “man’s” appetite for world domination, Masayoshi Son, the founder and...

    9. July 20, 2016

      Rupert Murdoch and Masayoshi Son are back in charge

      The imminent departure of Roger Ailes after 20 years as the boss and driving force of US cable network Fox News, and...

    10. July 20, 2016

      The unhappy story of British industrial strategy

      Industrial strategy is back in fashion. Theresa May, the UK prime minister, has signalled her approval with a...

    11. July 20, 2016

      SoftBank founder’s asset sales enable Arm-and-a-leg deal

      Debt-fuelled deals have long been a hallmark of Masayoshi Son ’s audacious growth strategy for SoftBank, the Japanese...

    12. July 20, 2016

      How Masayoshi Son brought Arm into SoftBank’s embrace

      The calm of Stuart Chambers’ sailing holiday off the Turkish coast was shattered earlier this month when Masayoshi Son...

    13. July 19, 2016

      China’s appliance makers share SoftBank’s connected world dream

      In an early Woody Allen stand-up routine, the comedian calls a meeting in his living room of his appliances, ordering...

    14. July 19, 2016

      Asian outbound deals hit record $201.4bn after SoftBank bid

      SoftBank’s bid for Arm Holdings has pushed Asia’s outbound dealmaking beyond previous full-year records and — at...

    15. July 19, 2016

      SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son plays high-stakes game for Arm

      Following last month’s UK vote to leave the EU, the president of Daiwa Securities predicted a spurt of Japanese...

    16. July 19, 2016

      Stock market gives SoftBank deal a thumbs down

      Investors in SoftBank have given an early thumbs down to its £24.3bn gamble on UK chip designer Arm Holdings, pushing...

    17. July 19, 2016

      Arm’s sale could twist industry strategy

      SoftBank’s £24.3bn bid for UK chip designer Arm Holdings is a huge risk for Masayoshi Son, the Japanese tech group’s...

    18. July 18, 2016

      SoftBank strikes while Brexit iron is hot

      The ground-shaking acquisition of Arm Holdings by SoftBank, coming so soon after the UK vote to leave the EU, is likely...

    19. July 18, 2016

      Disarming SoftBank puts onus on investors to resist temptation

      Time for stock market investors to put up or shut up. They must decide whether they or SoftBank, the Japanese...

    20. July 18, 2016

      SoftBank to acquire UK’s Arm Holdings for £24.3bn

      Japan’s SoftBank has agreed to buy the UK’s Arm Holdings for £24.3bn in a big bet that the British smartphone chip...

    21. July 18, 2016

      Masayoshi Son arms SoftBank for internet of things

      Over lunch at the Four Seasons hotel just off Hyde Park in London on Monday, Masayoshi Son, the 58-year-old founder of...

    22. July 18, 2016

      SoftBank’s big bet and the future of UK tech

      Since Britain voted to leave the EU, there has been a tendency to be downbeat about the country’s economic and...

    23. July 18, 2016

      Arm Holdings timeline: from a Cambridge barn to global chip leader

      1978 — Acorn Computers established in a converted barn near Cambridge. 1985 — Acorn develops the BBC Micro computer,...

    24. July 18, 2016

      UK government welcomes Arm takeover but tech leaders mourn loss

      The UK government welcomed the investment and promise of new jobs from SoftBank’s proposed £24.3bn takeover of Arm...

    25. July 18, 2016

      Arm deal an answer in SoftBank guessing game

      In the mid-1970s, Masayoshi Son was so impressed by a powerful computer chip Intel had developed that he slept with a...

    26. July 18, 2016

      SoftBank: Arm wrestle

      Arm is right to take the money. SoftBank is probably wrong to spend it — but may not get the chance. On Monday,...

    27. July 13, 2016

      SoftBank: Waiting for the next ‘big idea’

      Masayoshi Son, the founder and chairman of SoftBank, has big ideas. Big, “crazy ideas”, he says. Now, liberated from...

    28. July 4, 2016

      Indian tech start-ups in hiring freeze

      India’s internet companies are racing to cut costs amid a cooling of investor sentiment towards the sector, which had...

    29. July 1, 2016

      SEC launches probe into Silicon Valley executive Nikesh Arora

      US regulators are probing a range of transactions linked to Nikesh Arora, the Silicon Valley executive who has managed...

    30. June 24, 2016

      Succession stumbles for Softbank’s Masayoshi Son

      When Masayoshi Son was just 19, he was already thinking big and planning half a century ahead. Since then, the...

    31. June 23, 2016

      Sprint: calling for attention

      Division managers in big companies have to fight hard for attention and dollars from the executive suite. US telecom...

    32. June 23, 2016

      Lunch with the FT: Nikesh Arora

      I had turned up early for lunch at Mumbai’s Taj hotel, but not as early as my guest. Nikesh Arora, one of the world’s...

    33. June 22, 2016

      SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son chooses to stay in control

      In the spring of 2003, in a country used to outlandish sales campaigns, Masayoshi Son took to the streets to set...

    34. June 22, 2016

      SoftBank founder’s frankness on succession is a lesson to all

      Masayoshi Son’s decision to stay on as chief executive of SoftBank for “at least another five to 10 years” has one...

    35. June 22, 2016

      Supercell seeks to win clash of gamers with $8.6bn Tencent deal

      Can a company with just 190 workers and four products be worth $10.2bn? That is the question being asked of Supercell,...

    36. June 22, 2016

      SoftBank shareholders unfazed by abrupt Arora exit

      SoftBank shareholders cautiously placed their bet once again on billionaire founder Masayoshi Son a day after the...

    37. June 22, 2016

      SoftBank’s Nikesh Arora resigns after disagreement over succession

      Shares in Japan’s SoftBank jumped on Wednesday morning, a day after the abrupt resignation of the company’s president,...

    38. June 21, 2016

      SoftBank shake-up points to tensions

      In January this year, the board of SoftBank received a letter from a US law firm known for its investigations, which...

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