Merlin Entertainments finds premium multiple in £960m IPO

The IPO of Merlin Entertainments, the UK theme park operator, raised £957m on Friday, pricing at a premium to its US peers and continuing to trade up through the day.

  • By Andrew Griffin
  • 08 Nov 2013
The deal was priced at 315p, from an original 280p-330p range, which had been narrowed to 305p-330p earlier in the week. The deal could easily have been priced at the top of the range, said bankers, but the company and its selling shareholders — which retain a combined stake of almost 70% ...

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