SoftBank expects to retain control of 90 of Arm stock

SoftBank expects to retain control of 90% of Arm stock after the IPO

Bloomberg and Reuters news agencies continue to share new details on the upcoming IPO of British processor architecture developer Arm on the US stock exchange. The active preparation phase for the event will start next Tuesday and the placement price will be announced by September 13th. SoftBank intends to sell no more than 10% of Arm’s stock on the stock exchange.

    Image source: Arm

Image source: Arm

Considering that Arm’s capitalization is currently estimated at $50-70 billion, SoftBank’s revenue from this event will not exceed $5-7 billion. Recall that SoftBank recently managed to buy out 25% of Arm’s shares from the Vision Fund he created, the first of the companies. . Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank, as mentioned earlier Bloombergdecided to keep at least 90% of Arm’s shares in his hands even after the IPO.

Included Reuters notes that about 10% of Arm’s publicly traded stock can be distributed to the company’s top customers: Apple, Amazon, Intel, NVIDIA, Alphabet (Google), Microsoft, Samsung Electronics, and even TSMC. The accuracy and completeness of this list cannot be guaranteed, but SoftBank is said to have held discussions with these potential “anchor investors”. Your participation in the IPO was intended to stimulate growth in Arm’s share price on the stock exchange. At the same time, strategic investors would have no opportunity to participate in the management of the company’s business. Trading in ARM shares on the US stock exchange Nasdaq is scheduled to begin on September 14.

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