Blackstone extends bid for Japan's Unizo in hot property market

U.S. investment firm Blackstone Group has again given Japanese hotel chain Unizo Holdings more time to respond to its takeover proposal as conflict over the terms prolongs a tug of war over the company and its valuable property holdings.

Blackstone said Monday that it has given Unizo until Nov. 6 to respond to its tender offer to acquire up to all of the company’s outstanding common stock for 5,000 yen ($46) per share. The fund has stated that it will “assess all of its available options” if Unizo does not agree and indicated that a hostile takeover bid is on the table.

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