Softbank can be set to take a large stake in ride hailing app Uber, expanding its holdings in transportation companies around the globe.
The Japanese investment giant led a consortium to take an $8 billion stake within the taxi firm.
This particular will give Softbank roughly 15 per cent of the San Francisco-based company.
The deal, which includes additional investment, can be likely to be closed in early 2018 as well as will see the Japanese company take shares largely via early investors in Uber.
Uber can be valued at roughly $48 billion following the transaction.
In a statement the company said: “We look forward to working with the purchasers to close the overall transaction, which we expect to support our technology investments, fuel our growth as well as strengthen our corporate governance.”
As part of the deal, the board at Uber board will expand via 11 to 17 directors.
The Softbank investor group will take two of the brand-new seats.
brand-new Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi has said he hopes to see Uber float publicly in 2019.