July 18, 2016 / 7:21 AM / 3 years ago

Factbox: SoftBank's recent M&A deals

(Reuters) - Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T), led by billionaire Masayoshi Son, said on Monday it would buy British chip designer ARM Holdings PLC ARM.L for 24.3 billion pounds ($32 billion), in what would be one of the largest deals in European technology to date and SoftBank’s largest ever.

SoftBank Group Corp Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, November 4, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo

Below are major M&A deals announced by SoftBank in recent years:

June 21, 2016:

— SoftBank agrees to sell Finnish mobile games maker Supercell to China’s biggest gaming group, Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK), in a deal valued at roughly $8.6 billion

June 1-3, 2016:

— SoftBank says it would sell $10 billion of shares in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N).

— SoftBank agrees to sell most of its remaining stake in Gungho Online Entertainment (3765.T) back to the mobile gaming company for 73 billion yen ($690 million).

March 23, 2016:

— SoftBank buys 5 percent stake in WME IMG Holdings Inc, a New York-based provider of sports, entertainment and fashion management and representation services, for $250 million.

June 3, 2015:

— SoftBank agrees to invest $1 billion in South Korean online retailer Coupang.

Oct. 28, 2014:

— U.S. unit agrees to buy minority stake in Snapdeal.com, a New Delhi-based provider of ecommerce services, for $627 million.

Oct. 15, 2012:

— Softbank says it would buy U.S. telecoms and internet services provider Sprint Nextel Corp, a deal that ultimately totaled $21.6 billion.

Oct. 1, 2012:

— Softbank says it would buy Tokyo-based eAccess Ltd, a provider of mobile communication services, in a share-swap deal valued at $2.3 billion.

Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim and Makiko Yamazaki

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