Crown Resorts Ltd (CWN.AX)
19 Jun 2019
SYDNEY An Australian regulator said it will review its approval for Crown Resorts' $1.5 billion casino being built in Sydney, after the gambling giant's founder James Packer sold nearly half his stake in the company to Hong Kong's Melco Resorts.
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SYDNEY, May 31 Australian casino giant Crown Resorts Ltd saw its shares tumble on Friday, after a surprise $1.2 billion selldown by founder James Packer to Hong Kong's Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd dampened hopes for a full buyout.
May 31 Australian shares are expected to open higher on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street, and are likely to be supported by a surge in Crown Resorts Ltd shares after U.S. firm Melco Resorts & Entertainment said it will buy a stake in the casino operator. Melco Resorts & Entertainment on Thursday said it will acquire a 20% stake in Crown Resorts from casino mogul James Packer for A$1.76 billion ($1.22 billion). The local share price ind
May 30 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:
HONG KONG/BENGALURU Melco Resorts & Entertainment will buy a 20% stake in Australia's Crown Resorts from casino mogul James Packer for A$1.76 billion ($1.22 billion), the U.S. company said, months after Wynn Resorts withdrew an offer to buy Crown.
HONG KONG/BENGALURU, May 30 Melco Resorts & Entertainment will buy a 20% stake in Australia's Crown Resorts from casino mogul James Packer for A$1.76 billion ($1.22 billion), the U.S. company said, months after Wynn Resorts withdrew an offer to buy Crown.
May 30 Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd said on Thursday it would buy a 19.99% stake in Australia's Crown Resorts Ltd for A$1.76 billion ($1.22 billion). Melco's offer represents a marginal premium of 0.6% to Crown's last closing price of A$12.92. ($1 = 1.4436 Australian dollars) (Reporting by Nikhil Kurian Nainan in Bengaluru; Editing by James Emmanuel)
HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) - Crown Resorts could become a handy Plan B. James Packer’s $6.4 billion Australian casino empire is effectively up for sale after Wynn Resorts broke off talks this week when details of its offer spilled into the open. The would-be target’s shares are trading higher than they were before bid news surfaced. Any operators that fail to win a licence in Japan may yet train their sights Down Under.
SYDNEY Shares in Australia's Crown Resorts Ltd tumbled on Wednesday after U.S. casino giant Wynn Resorts Ltd quit discussions for a A$10 billion ($7.1 billion) buyout, although some investors appeared to be hoping for a change of heart. | Video