SoftBank is investing $1.3 billion in mortgage startup Better, which is merging with a special-purpose acquisition company run by Iceland’s first billionaire. The investment, part of a larger private equity in public equity that accompanies the SPAC deal, would value New York-based Better at $7.8 billion. Better, which mostly sells mortgages and other home equity products, has benefitted from...
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