New Hurdle for SoftBank’s Uber Investment: Regulatory Review

SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son’s global buying spree is running into a potentially significant roadblock: the U.S. government.

The fate of Mr. Son’s most ambitious moves, including the financing of his $100 billion Vision Fund and SoftBank’s proposed investment in Uber, hinges in part on the approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, an interagency panel that has the authority to probe and block foreign deals on U.S. national security grounds.

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UPDATE: This story has been updated to include SoftBank's plans to deal with any potential CFIUS objection to its Uber investment.

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