Blackstone Set To Acquire Japanese E-Comics Giant Infocom For $1.7B: Report

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  • Blackstone had reportedly offered about ¥260 billion ($1.66 billion) for Infocom.

Blackstone Inc BX has reportedly agreed to purchase Japanese e-comics provider Infocom Corp.

Blackstone is set to acquire a 55.1% stake in Infocom from Tokyo-listed Teijin Ltd., according to a report from Bloomberg. Blackstone had offered about ¥260 billion ($1.66 billion) for the company, the report added.

Blackstone may aim to secure all of Infocom’s shares through a takeover bid and share transfer. The firm was selected as the buyer after surpassing bids from Sony Music Entertainment, Japanese fund Integral Corp., and KKR & Co Inc KKR, as per the report.

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Infocom shares have soared about 96% this year, bringing the company’s valuation to roughly $1.8 billion.

Blackstone had $1.1 trillion in assets under management at the end of the previous year.

Blackstone stock has gained more than 39% in the last 12 months. Investors can gain exposure to the stock via First Trust Growth Strength ETF FTGS and Amplify AI Powered Equity ETF AIEQ.

Price Action: BX shares closed higher by 2.76% at $119.33 on Thursday.

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