Comcast NBCUniversal is paying $2.3 billion to buy out its partners to take full ownership of Universal Studios Japan.

The company said Tuesday that it had agreed to purchase the 49% stake in the theme park from its partners, including Goldman Sachs, a U.S. hedge fund and an Asian private equity firm.

Comcast NBCUniversal says the purchase reflects the company’s confidence in the future growth of Universal Studios Japan, as well as the Asian market.

The company is building a theme park in Beijing and licenses a theme park in Singapore.

The deal is expected to close by the end of April.

Comcast NBCUniversal is a division of Philadelphia-based Comcast Corp.

Japan Today

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S Comcast NBCUniversal コムキャスト
V [is paying]  
O $2.3 billion

補V [to buy out] 買収する
its partners

V [to take]
O full ownership 完全所有権
どんな→[of] Universal Studios Japan. ユニバーサルスタジオジャパン

S The company  コムキャスト
V [said]  言った
that

S it  コムキャストは
V [had agreed]  合意しました
O [to purchase] the 49% stake
補 [in] the theme park  テーマパーク
補 [from] its partners,  コムキャストのパートナーから
補 [including]  含め 
Goldman Sachs, a U.S. hedge fund and an Asian private equity firm. ゴールドマンサックス、ヘッジファンド、非公開投資会社

S Comcast NBCUniversal  コムキャスト
V [says]  言う
that

S the purchase 購入
V [reflects]  反映
O the company’s confidence  会社の信頼
補 [in] the future growth  将来成長
どんな→[of] Universal Studios Japan,  ユニバーサルスタジオジャパンの

補[as well]  同じように
[as] the Asian market. アジアマーケットについて

S The company  コムキャスト
V [is building]  建てています
O a theme park  テーマパーク
補[in] Beijing  北京 

and

V [licenses]
O a theme park  許可 テーマパークの 
どんな→[in] Singapore. シンガポール

S The deal  取引
V [is expected]  期待されている
C [to close]  閉める
補 [by] the end [of] April. 4月末

S Comcast NBCUniversal  コムキャスト
V [is]  
O a division  
どんな→[of] Philadelphia-based Comcast Corp. フィラデルフィアのコムキャスト