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SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said he is interested in investing in Uber, but added that Uber's biggest USA rival also has potential.

Sprint's mounting debt maturities put further pressure on Son to find a partner for the company.

SoftBank is already a lead financier for several Uber rivals, including China's Didi Chuxing, Ola in India, Grab, the dominant player in Southeast Asia, and Brazil's 99.

"Sprint can grow on its own, but to truly maximize Sprint's value, we are pursuing multiple options towards consolidation", Mr. Son said at a news conference on Monday.

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The Vision Fund contributed 105 billion yen of operating income thanks to an unrealized gain on SoftBank's holdings of shares in Nvidia, the US -listed maker of graphics chips.

"We are interested in discussing with Uber, we are also interested in discussing with Lyft, we have not decided which way", he told reporters and analysts on Monday after the company announced its quarterly results. "It's the most important market, so we are definitely very much interested". "So we are definitely very much interested in the USA market". Its backers expect technology investments that will match or beat the 44 percent internal rate of return that SoftBank says Son has delivered by investing in internet firms in the last 18 years. "We haven't decided which way, but [the] a very big market - it's [the] most important market - so we are definitely very much interested in the USA market". Reports indicate, however, that SoftBank may do business at a lower valuation, and involve secondary share sales.

Son views ride sharing as a game changer for the transportation industry.

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