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  1. Inside SoftBank's Studio Grab: Is a DreamWorks Deal Really Dead?Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Hollywood Reporter

    Japan's richest man begins a Hollywood courtship as Jeffrey Katzenberg floats a $4 billion sale to Rupert Murdoch, Legendary seeks an investor and everyone wonders what big deal is next Neither side is talking. But those talks, plus news that SoftBank is planning a significant investment in Thomas Tull 's Legendary Pictures - coming a week after China's Fosun Group announced a $200 million stake in former Warner Bros.

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  2. SoftBank Said to Discuss Stake in Legendary EntertainmentRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    SoftBank Corp., the Japanese telecommunications company run by Masayoshi Son, is in talks to invest in "Godzilla" studio Legendary Entertainment, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. Under terms being discussed, the investment would be a minority stake and Legendary Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Tull would retain control of the independent studio, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private.

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  3. Softbank Said to Discuss Investing in Legendary StudioRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Bloomberg

    SoftBank Corp. , the Japanese telecommunications company run by Masayoshi Son, is in talks to invest in "Godzilla" studio Legendary Entertainment, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. Under terms being discussed, the investment would be a minority stake and Legendary Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Tull would retain control of the independent studio, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private.

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  4. SoftBank Said to Discuss Investment in Legendary EntertainmentRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    SoftBank Corp., the Japanese telecommunications company run by Masayoshi Son, is in talks to invest in "Godzilla" studio Legendary Entertainment, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. Under terms being discussed, the investment would be a minority stake and Legendary Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Tull would retain control of the independent studio, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private.

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  5. Report: Softbank in talks to buy Dreamworks AnimationRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | ITworld

    Softbank is best known as operator of Japan's scrappy, third-ranked cellular carrier. In 2013, it bought the number three U.S. wireless carrier, Sprint, and earlier this year made a play for fourth-ranked T-Mobile USA, but has given up on that acquisition.

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  6. Yahoo Investors Stand to Reap $11 Billion From Breakup: Real M&ARead the original story

    17 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... team going out and trying to be venture capitalists." Alternatively, Yahoo may be a good acquisition for Alibaba or SoftBank Corp., Harriss said. A deal would enable Alibaba to buy back its shares from Yahoo without a large tax leak. As SoftBank ...

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  7. DreamWorks in Talks To Sell to Japan's SoftBankRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | NewsFactor

    DreamWorks Animation, the studio behind the "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar" movies, is in talks to sell the company to Japanese telecommunications firm SoftBank Corp., according to a person familiar with the talks. Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief executive of the Glendale studio, has been in discussions to sell the company he launched twenty years ago to SoftBank, which owns Sprint Corp. and recently dropped a bid to acquire T-Mobile.

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  8. SoftBank now looking for stake in Legendary as DreamWorks Animation talks falterRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | TheCelebrityCafe

    Japanese telecom giant SoftBank is determined to get a foothold in Hollywood. For the second time this week, the company has been linked to another studio.

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  9. SoftBank, not Mayer, should run Yahoo, investor saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CNET News.com

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is again under fire from an investor that believes she may not be the person to lead the company. Alternative Investment Management & Research, an investor in Yahoo, issued a letter to the company on Monday urging Mayer to explore the possibility of merging with Japanese telecomunications copmany SoftBank, according to Bloomberg, which obtained a copy of the letter.

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  10. SoftBank, DreamWorks talks have cooled: sourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Globe and Mail

    A man holding an umbrella walks past the logo of Softbank Corp. at its branch in Tokyo on April 22, 2014. A man holding an umbrella walks past the logo of Softbank Corp. at its branch in Tokyo on April 22, 2014.

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  11. UPDATE 1-DreamWorks-SoftBank talks may augur Hollywood dealmaking waveRead the original story

    Yesterday | Reuters

    DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc's talks about taking on a Japanese owner highlight the challenges facing Hollywood's smaller studios in remaining independent and could prompt a string of other deals. Over the weekend, a source said DreamWorks, the studio best known for movie franchises including "Shrek" and "Madagascar," had held talks about a possible sale to SoftBank Corp, the cash-rich Japanese communications and media company.

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  12. SoftBank, DreamWorks Animation talks have cooled: sourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MSN Money

    SoftBank Corp's talks to acquire Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc have cooled, a SoftBank source and banking sources in Japan said. DreamWorks Animation shares were down about 9 percent in extended trading on Monday.

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  13. As DreamWorks talks slow, Softbank mulls Legendary, Hollywood Reporter saysRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 16 | Theflyonthewall.com

    Report: Slim chance Softbank acquires DreamWorks, Variety says The likelihood of a deal where Softbank acquires DreamWorks Animation is "slim", reports Variety, citing an unnamed Softbank source in Japan's Nihon Keizai Shimbun. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news Saturday, but the source said, 'It's true that we are in contact, but the likelihood of [the deal] actually happening is slim.'

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  14. On The Fly: Pre-market MoversRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | Theflyonthewall.com

    Check below for free stories on EBAY;WAG;MOVE;NWSA;CPRX;CRNT;TA;DWA;SFTBF;TK;MLNX;SGEN;MOS the last two weeks. Softbank gains approximately $4.6B on Alibaba IPO, Reuters says Japan's Softbank said it will gain approximately $4.6B from the Alibaba IPO, says Reuters.

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  15. UPDATE 1-SoftBank, DreamWorks Animation talks have cooled -sourcesRead the original story

    Yesterday | Reuters

    SoftBank Corp's talks to acquire Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc have cooled, a SoftBank source and banking sources in Japan said. DreamWorks Animation shares were down about 9 percent in extended trading on Monday.

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  16. SoftBank Eyes Stake In Legendary Pictures As DreamWorks Animation Talks CoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Deadline

    The same day that talks SoftBank and DreamWorks Animation cooled off, the Japanese telco/Internet company has turned its attention to Legendary Pictures . Sources tell Deadline that Softbank is looking to take an equity stake in Thomas Tull 's studio, which aligned with NBCUniversal last year .

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  17. Now It Sounds Like Japanese Giant SoftBank Won't Buy DreamWorks After AllRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Norwalk Citizen News

    "another route to try to fulfill [its] ambition of challenging America's top two wireless carriers, AT&T and Verizon." SoftBank owns around 80% of Sprint, and earlier this year was looking to merge Sprint and T-Mobile, before it abandoned that deal .

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  18. Japan's SoftBank Eyes Stake in Legendary as DreamWorks Animation Talks Break DownRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Hollywood Reporter

    Japanese giant SoftBank has backpedaled from an active negotiation to acquire DreamWorks Animation, but it is not done shopping in Hollywood. Sources say the aggressive conglomerate is closing in on a deal to make a significant investment in Thomas Tull 's Legendary Pictures studio.

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  19. Softbank down 1.4% in Tokyo on reported cooling of DreamWorks talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MarketWatch

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  20. DreamWorks Animation Studio Said Weighing Sale to SoftBankRead the original story

    Monday | The Washington Post

    ... after an attempt to build the film studio into a mini-Walt Disney Co. was rocked by uneven box-office results. SoftBank Corp., the Japanese telecommunications company headed by Masayoshi Son, is in talks to buy Glendale, California-based DreamWorks ...

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