ARM now arm-in-arm with SoftBank as Japan’s Brexit demands loom

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While Japan's government began the week nosily making big demands about trade and investment deals with the UK and European Union in light of Brexit, SoftBank was quietly tying the knot with British smartphone chip designer ARM.

On Monday, the two companies said that the £24 billion ($32 billion) takeover deal—which was struck in mid-July, just weeks after Britain voted for Brexit—had been completed.

ARM added that its chairman

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