Lego billionaires join forces with Blackstone to take Merlin private

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By Karoliina Liimatainen
28 Jun 2019

Danish investment firm Kirkbi is teaming up with Blackstone and Canadian pension fund CPPIB to acquire Merlin Entertainments at an enterprise value of £5.9bn.

The acquisition will be funded with a mix of equity from the funds and debt under the interim facilities agreement. The buyers have “no intention to leverage the company very much”, the spokesperson for Kirkbi and Blackstone said without elaborating on the structure of the financing.

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