Merlin waves wand to beat £200m loan target

UK-based leisure group Merlin Entertainments has surpassed its target of raising £200m from the uncommitted lines built into its loan documentation for an unidentified acquisition, said bankers close to the deal. The deadline for commitments was Thursday December 8.

  • 09 Dec 2011

Market participants had predicted the deal for private equity-owned Merlin, operator of Madame Tussauds and Legoland, would be a success given the dearth of new deals in the leveraged loan market.

"Existing lenders have had a good experience with the company, and as people’s portfolios start to show ...

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