What SoftBank’s $10b investment in Uber means for its battle with Ola in India

Scandal-ridden Uber has confirmed a deal to sell a chunk of its stakes to SoftBank. The Japanese giant could invest US$10 billion over the next month to acquire 14 percent or more of Uber’s shares, both in fresh and existing stock.

The investment in Uber comes on top of the billions SoftBank has poured into other ride-hailing companies: Didi in China, Grab in Southeast Asia, and Ola in India. Just a month ago, it led a US$2 billion investment in Ola.

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