SoftBank sets price in telco stake sale worth $11.7 billion

FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: The logo of SoftBank Group Corp is displayed at SoftBank World 2017 conference in Tokyo, Japan, July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp said on Monday it set the offering price for the sale of shares in wireless carrier SoftBank Corp at 1,204.50 yen per share, giving the sale a value of 1.24 trillion yen ($11.7 billion) including over-allotment.

SoftBank Group said late last month it would slash its stake in Japan’s third-biggest wireless carrier to 40%, part of a wave of asset sales by the group as it builds up cash.

Seperately on Monday the group announced the sale of chip designer Arm to Nvidia Corp in a deal that will raise up to $40 billion.

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Reporting by Sam Nussey; editing by Jason Neely and Louise Heavens