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SoftBank-backed mortgage lender Better in $7.7 billion SPAC


Pedestrians walk past signage for SoftBank Group outside a store in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 29, 2018.

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Digital mortgage lender announced Tuesday that it will make its market debut by merging with Aurora Acquisition Corp., valuing Better at $7.7 billion.

The company, ranked No. 15 on last year’s CNBC Disruptor 50 list, was most recently valued at $6 billion following an April 2020 investment from SoftBank. At the time, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Japanese tech conglomerate agreed to give all of its voting rights to co-founder and CEO Vishal Garg “in a sign of its eagerness” to back the company.

The New York City-based company was…


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