Corporate people getting busted for stuff they say
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Corporate people getting busted for stuff they say

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October 30, 2020

The WeWork drama keeps on keeping on.

Last October, SoftBank tried to salvage WeWork’s failed IPO by making an offer to take over the beleaguered real estate startup for $9.5B.

The bid included $3B for WeWork shareholders, including those owned by its ex-CEO, Adam “shoes are optional” Neumann.

Well, SoftBank’s CEO Masayoshi Son didn’t want to pay out

In a series of undated texts that recently came to light, Son asked one of his top lieutenants (Marcelo Claure) to delay the tender offer:

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The tender never went through and SoftBank was actually within its legal rights to walk away from the offer — but the texts don’t look great.

A few other not-so-great corporate communications

Here are 2 from our favorite Harvard dropouts-turned-billionaires:

C’mon guys!

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