Wolper Law Firm Is Pursuing Recovery Options On Behalf Of Investors Who Experienced Losses In The Softbank Vision Fund
The SoftBank Vision Fund is a private placement security issued by SoftBank Group Corp., a Japanese company which is operated by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son. The SoftBank Vision Fund raised approximately $100 billion in assets with an eye toward investing in several “start-up” companies.
Two of the largest investments made by the SoftBank Vision Fund were in privately held companies—WeWork and Uber—both companies that have had devastatingly poor fiscal years. In recent accounting, SoftBank Vision Fund has reportedly slashed its valuation of WeWorks by 80% after the company failed to complete its initial public offering. This has reportedly translated into losses of more than $8 billion.
In addition, SoftBank Vision Fund has written down large losses in Uber, the ride-sharing company, and Slack, an online collaboration hub for businesses. The SoftBank Vision Fund purchased majority stakes in these and other companies, which have been bleeding cash and, in turn, negatively impacting invetsors’ principal.
Proper management of private equity funds is essential to the long-term success of the fund. The fund managers have a fiduciary duty to prudently manage the assets. Moreover, Financial Advisors who recommend private equity funds have a fiduciary duty to conduct appropriate due diligence to ensure that the investment strategy is consistent with the needs and objectives of the investor. Failuire to adhere to these fiduciary responsibilities may result in legal liability for attenuating losses.
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