SoftBank's cut-price purchase of the warehouse automation specialist adds to a string of losses, but companies like Berkshire Grey could point to a way forward.

SoftBank Group agreed this week to acquire portfolio company Berkshire Grey at a hefty discount, illustrating the issues the internet and telecommunications group has had with its investments. The transaction will involve SoftBank, which reportedly owns a 28% stake, buying the shares it does not already hold in the publicly listed supply chain robotics producer…

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