The merger negotiations to combine Sprint and T-Mobile are in jeopardy, according to a Nikkei report Monday.
“SoftBank Group plans to break off negotiations on a merger between subsidiary Sprint and T-Mobile US amid a failure to agree on ownership of the combined entity,” the Japanese financial news agency said.
Nikkei said the point of contention was over T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom’s request to have control over the combined company. SoftBank reportedly decided it “would not give up control.”
Sprint shares dropped more than 9 percent, while T-Mobile stock dropped 5 percent after the report.
Reuters confirmed that SoftBank was hesitant to give up control of Sprint.
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Sprint shares drop more than 9% on report that Softbank is calling off talks with T-Mobile