Merlin opens books on £1bn IPO

By Andrew Griffin
30 Oct 2013

UK theme park operator Merlin Entertainments began bookbuilding on its £1bn IPO on Wednesday.

The deal will value Merlin at £2.860bn-£3.335bn, including £200m of primary proceeds, and will put 20%-30% of the company into freefloat. There will also be a greenshoe for 10% of the deal size.

Blackstone, CVC and Kirkbi will sell shares. Kirkbi, the Danish family behind Lego, will retain a ...

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