Sprint Nextel Corp. The Biggest Deal By Jabulani Leffall & Danie Alexander • Oct 18, 2012 What does $20.1 billion get you? Well, if you're Japan's SoftBank Corp., it gets you 70% of the third-largest wireless carrier in the United States. Sprint CEO, Employees Positive About Softbank Deal By Frank Morris & Dan Verbeck • Oct 16, 2012 Dan Verbeck / KCUR If regulators and shareholders approve the deal, Japanese company SoftBank will buy a 70% share in Overland Park-based Sprint Nextel. Japanese Cell Phone Company And Sprint Announce Deal By Maria Carter • Oct 15, 2012 Tokyo-based mobile phone company Softbank Corp. has reached a deal to acquire 70 percent of Sprint Nextel for $20 billion. Sprint Nextel Confirms Acquisition Talks By Laura Spencer & Frank Morris • Oct 11, 2012 Overland Park-based Sprint Nextel has confirmed that Softbank Corp., which owns a large mobile carrier in Japan, is in talks to purchase a commanding stake in Sprint.