Star Entertainment faces potential takeover by Hard Rock

Star Entertainment faces potential takeover by Hard Rock

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Star Entertainment faces potential takeover by Hard Rock

Following reports that US casino operator Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos had made an approach, Australia’s Star Entertainment Group confirmed that it has received a number of inquiries about potential takeovers.

According to the Australian Financial Review, a consortium headed by Hard Rock is considering buying Star and maybe rebranding it. Star’s stock has fallen recently due to two investigations—one of which is still ongoing—about whether it is qualified to hold a casino license for The Star Sydney.

In an ASX filing, Star said it “notes certain media articles speculating on potential corporate activity involving The Star” and confirmed interest from a number of external parties regarding potential transactions. According to Star:

“The nature of the interest to date has been unsolicited, preliminary and non-binding.”

It did note, nevertheless, that none of the strategies have produced significant discussions as of yet. The Star’s remedial efforts in Queensland and New South Wales, together with its involvement in the Bell Two Inquiry, continue to be its primary priorities.

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