January 7, 2019 / 7:35 PM / 9 days ago

SoftBank to slash planned WeWork investment - FT

Jan 7 (Reuters) - SoftBank Corp is in talks to invest $2 billion in U.S. shared office space provider WeWork Cos Inc this year, a much lower amount than the $16 billion discussed towards the end of last year, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

The deal will now not include the participation of SoftBank's Vision Fund, which had been a major backer of SoftBank's existing investment in WeWork, the report here said, citing two people briefed on the deal.

Reuters reported in November that loss-making WeWork had secured an additional $3 billion in funding from SoftBank. (Reporting by Sonam Rai in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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