Genting buys large piece of Empire Resorts

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Casino and resorts operator Genting Malaysia said on Tuesday its US unit has bought 13.2 million shares in Empire Resorts from its largest shareholder, Kien Huat Realty, for $128.6m.

Genting said the Empire shares were bought at $9.74 a share, the same as what it had offered to pay for a 46 per cent stake held by Kien Huat in August. Genting had proposed to acquire and privatise Empire at the time.

Following the acquisition, Genting (USA) now holds a 38.3 per cent stake in Empire.

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