SoftBank to meet Sprint investors, many eye higher bid

Softbank Corp President Masayoshi Son speaks during a news conference in TokyoBy Mari Saito and Sinead Carew TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – SoftBank Corp President Masayoshi Son may get a frosty reception when he comes to the United States this week to meet Sprint Nextel Corp's major shareholders, as he tries to drum up support for the Japanese company's proposed takeover of the No. 3 U.S. wireless service provider. SoftBank's billionaire founder, who proposed a $20 billion deal for a 70 percent stake in the U.S. wireless carrier, said on Tuesday that he would discuss the deal with shareholders in a bid to fight off rival Dish Network, a U.S. …

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SoftBank to meet Sprint investors, many eye higher bid

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