Comcast to buy remaining 49 percent stake in Universal Studios Japan

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A woman walks past the NBC logo and Comcast displayed at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, formerly known as the GE building, in midtown Manhattan in New York July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Copyright Reuters 2017)

U.S. cable and media company Comcast Corp said on Tuesday it would buy the 49 percent it does not already own in Universal Studios Japan (USJ) in a deal valued at 254.8 billion yen ($2.27 billion).

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The deal values the Japanese theme park operator at 840 billion yen ($7.50 billion), including the assumption of debt.

Comcast is buying USJ from Goldman Sachs , private equity firm MBK and other owners.

(Reporting by Anya George Tharakan in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar)