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SoftBank's Tender Bid For Uber Massively Successful

29 December 2017

As CNNMoney has previously reported, this latter investment was contingent on SoftBank getting enough Uber insiders to sell for it to gain a stake of at least 14%. The closing of the deal will also mark the end of the company's supervoting share structure, moving the company to a "one share, one vote" system that further weakens the influence of early executives and shareholders. SoftBank and the rest of consortium, which includes Dragoneer Investment Group, will own about 17.5%, including a secondary share purchase from earlier investors and employees, as well as $1.25bn of fresh funding. The deal will trigger a number of changes in the way the board oversees the company, which is dealing with federal criminal probes, a high-stakes lawsuit and an overhaul of its workplace culture. Uber is losing more than $1bn each quarter and a new cash infusion is critical.

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We are appreciative of the support from Uber's shareholders in the successful tender offer and look forward to closing the overall investment in January. Dara Khosrowshahi, a former travel industry executive, became Uber's new C.E.O. in August, and said his top priority was ending the public fights between board members and Mr. Kalanick, who had been trying to retain some control over the company he helped found.

A spokesperson for Kalanick did not return a request for comment. SoftBank will appoint Vision Fund head Rajeev Misra to the board, along with others associated with the massive fund, according to the report. We have tremendous confidence in Uber's leadership and employees and are excited to support Uber as it continues to reinvent how people and goods are transported around the world. In a recent board agreement, Uber's directors said they expected the company to begin the IPO process by 2019.

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SoftBank's Tender Bid For Uber Massively Successful