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Softbank Corp President Masayoshi Son smiles during a news conference in Tokyo April 30, 2013. SoftBank Corp President Masayoshi Son said on Tuesday that the company has heard from U.S. authorities that the approval process for its Sprint Nextel Corp deal is moving smoothly.
Softbank Corp President Masayoshi Son smiles during a news conference in Tokyo April 30, 2013. SoftBank Corp President Masayoshi Son said on Tuesday that the company has heard from U.S. authorities that the approval process for its Sprint Nextel Corp deal is moving smoothly.
(Yuya Shino/Reuters)

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If SoftBank CEO’s offensive doesn’t win Sprint, he’ll try elsewhere

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Energy counts for much in getting big deals done. Masayoshi Son has delivered a punchy defence of the value in his bid for Sprint compared with that of Mr. Ergen’s Dish Network. But his performance was not aimed at his home base so much as Sprint’s shareholders, who must choose. Thus SoftBank investors are no clearer about their future.