SoftBank’s Vision Fund is adding about $800 Million into Greensill, the UK-based fintech, as per an individual familiar with the topic. The latest investment is supposed to value Greensill, which offers alternative supply chain funding to the firms, at about $3.5 Billion, the person added. Reportedly, this amount is said to be more than twofold the level of approximately a year ago, when the company received about $250 Million from General Atlantic LLC. Greensill refused to comment, while SoftBank was not immediately available for comment.
Greensill estimates the hugely untapped market for working capital finance at about $55 Trillion. The latest capital from Vision Fund is supposed to help Greensill speed up its expansion and develop novel technologies to make more capital accessible to its clients, the person proclaimed. It will also accelerate its latest entry into Brazil as it goes ahead with the strategies to enter other markets including India and China.
On a similar note, SoftBank recently proclaimed that it is planning to spend about $4 Billion to increase its stake in Yahoo Japan. This move by SoftBank is supposed to turn the Internet firm into a subsidiary. Reports highlight that this would assist the bank to boost its revenue by about 24% this year. The telco proclaimed that it would purchase $4.2 Billion worth of additional shares to be issued by Yahoo Japan, growing SoftBank Corp’s stake to about 45% from approximately 12%.
With the latest addition, SoftBank predicts its operating revenue would grow to about 890 Billion Yen in the present financial year through March 2020. In December 2018, the bank was listed in Japan’s biggest-ever initial public offering. SoftBank Corp is supposed to buy the shares at about 302 Yen each, or approximately 2.3% discount to last week’s closing value.