WeWork was long considered one of the most anticipated IPOs of 2019. For SoftBank, WeWork’s biggest outside investor, the listing would be the moment it made a return on the nearly $11bn it poured into the shared-office provider. Now, as WeWork struggles to take the company public, the spotlight is on SoftBank’s Masa Son and his billion-dollar bets.

Further FT reading:

SoftBank investors brace for Vision Fund writedowns


WeWork postpones IPO after chilly response from investors


WeWork: the ‘hypothetical’ company at the heart of the property market


SoftBank: inside the ‘Wild West’ $100bn fund shaking up the tech world


Some of Aimee’s favourite FT reads:

Warren Buffett: ‘I’m having more fun than any 88-year-old int he world’


The trillion-dollar taboo: why it’s time to stop ignoring mental health at work


Finding my Armenia, a century after the genocide


How Purdue’s ‘one-two’ punch fuelled the market for opioids


Angola 3 inmate: from solitary cell to centre of the community


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