SoftBank Vision Fund posts a $21.6 billion quarterly loss

SoftBank’s Imaginative and prescient Fund, the brainchild of the corporate’s founder Masayoshi Son, has confronted a variety of headwinds together with a hunch in know-how shares because of rising rates of interest, a troublesome China market and geopolitics.

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SoftBank posted one in all its largest losses at its Imaginative and prescient Fund funding unit for its fiscal first quarter, as know-how shares proceed to get hammered amid rising rates of interest.

The Japanese large’s Imaginative and prescient Fund posted a 2.93 trillion Japanese yen ($21.68 billion) loss for the June quarter. That is the second-largest quarterly loss for the Imaginative and prescient Fund.

That contributed to a 3.16 trillion yen web loss for the quarter for SoftBank versus a 761.5 billion yen revenue in the identical interval final yr.

SoftBank’s Imaginative and prescient Fund, which started in 2017 and invests in know-how corporations, has been hit by a hunch in high-growth shares because of rampant inflation that has led the U.S. Federal Reserve and different central banks to lift rates of interest.

Masayoshi Son, SoftBank’s outspoken founder and the mastermind behind the Imaginative and prescient Fund, mentioned in Might the corporate would go into “protection” mode and be extra “conservative” with the tempo of investments after posting a report 3.5 trillion Japanese yen loss on the funding unit for the final fiscal yr.

SoftBank mentioned it noticed a decline within the share costs of a variety of its portfolio corporations, which was “primarily brought on by the worldwide downward pattern in share costs attributable to rising issues over financial recession pushed by inflation and rising rates of interest.”

Shares of corporations starting from South Korean e-commerce agency Coupang to DoorDash in the USA have been hit arduous within the second quarter of the yr.

SoftBank mentioned the share costs of personal corporations in its portfolio additionally declined.

That is breaking information. Please examine again for updates.



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