SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has begun active talks with Deutsche Telekom on how to acquire T-Mobile. According to sources cited by Bloomberg, the two companies are exploring the best way to structure such a deal.
Unresolved issues include how much cash and stock SoftBank will pay, as
well as how best to integrate the two companies, and what sort of
break-up fees might be assigned.
Deutsche Telekom wants all cash for the
deal, but SoftBank wants to use both cash and stock.
value is about $26 billion and SoftBank already has assurances from a
handful of banks that they'll finance the deal.