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Ropes & Gray Advises Blackstone on $6.4 Billion Acquisition of Crown Resorts Australia

Practices: Real Estate Investments & Transactions, Asset Management, Tax

Ropes & Gray has advised Blackstone Mortgage Trust and Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies in the financing of its $6.4 billion acquisition of the Crown Resorts luxury hotel and casino portfolio in Australia, one of Australia’s largest entertainment groups. The transaction was announced on June 24 in a press release

A major contributor to the Australian economy. Crown’s core businesses include two of Australia’s leading resorts, Crown Melbourne and Crown Perth, and Sydney’s tallest building, Crown Sydney.

The Ropes & Gray team was led by real estate partner Daniel Stanco, asset management partner Anna Lawry, and real estate senior associate Anthony Mongone.  Other members of the global and cross-practice team included tax partners Andrew Howard and Kristen Winckler, business restructuring partners James Wilton and Andrew Devore, finance partner Patricia Lynch, special situations partner Samuel Norris, tax counsel Sara Clevering, associates Andrew Baker, Harriet Banner, Michael Clark, Benjamin Cooper, Katie Dixon, Will Gibson, Maggie Heine, Justin Kaufman, Sabiah Khatun, Toby Morris, Rebecca Papilsky, Ningzhou Shen, Cory Steinberg, Alessandra TarcherNaomi Tom, Charles Voisey, and Alec Young.

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