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Masayoshi Son’s Bankers Are Worried About Their Favorite Client

  • Bankers privately express doubts about Son’s Vision Fund
  • SoftBank has approached banks about a 300 billion yen loan
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Banks Question Son’s Vision

Masayoshi Son’s Japanese bankers are taking a hard look at their most important client.

After the costly rescue of office-sharing startup WeWork and a series of other high-profile setbacks for Son, senior executives at two of Japan’s biggest banking groups have said privately that they’ve grown less comfortable with the eccentric billionaire’s management of SoftBank Group Corp.’s $100 billion Vision Fund.