Merger Notification M/21/013 – Blackstone/Starwood/Extended Stay America-ESH Hospitality JV

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition of joint control of Extended Stay America, Inc. (“Extended Stay America”) and its paired share real estate investment trust, ESH Hospitality, Inc. (“ESH Hospitality”) by The Blackstone Group Inc. (“Blackstone”) and Starwood Capital Group (“Starwood”) has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Thursday March 25, 2021 Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Parties Involved Business activities
The Blackstone Group Inc.

The Blackstone Group Inc. is a global alternative asset manager and provider of financial advisory services. It is headquartered in the United States and has offices in Europe and Asia.

Starwood Capital Group

Starwood Capital Group is a privately held global alternative investment firm with a core focus on global real estate.

Extended Stay America Inc. and ESH Hospitality Inc.

Extended Stay America Inc. and ESH Hospitality Inc. are a paired company based in North Carolina who act as hotel operators and a Retail Estate Investment Trust. (REIT)

Economic sector Media merger
Real Estate (incl. Residential, Commercial/Hotels) No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Monday, April 12, 2021
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Peter Honer

PeterHoner@ccpc.ie
085 877 5412

Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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