Merlin Entertainments Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Merlin Entertainments has acquired 4 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years.

Merlin Entertainments’ largest acquisition to date was in 2007, when it acquired Tussauds Group for $1.6B. Merlin Entertainments has acquired in 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include leisure (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity4
    • M&A Buy Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1

Merlin Entertainments

Merlin Entertainments plc

Link House 25 West Street,
Poole, BH15 1LD
United Kingdom,
+44 1202 440082
www.merlinentertainments.biz

Merlin Entertainments is an European entertainments company operating in Europe. Merlin runs 124 attractions in 25 countries across four continents. Merlin Entertainments was formed in 1999 and is headquartered in Poole, England.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 3 - - - - 1 4
vol $2.0B $2.0B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  4

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
COEX Aquarium 2022-04-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Seoul, South Korea · www.coexaqua.com
Tussauds Group Ltd. 2007-03-05 1.6B GBP Add-on Acquisition
Chessington, United Kingdom
Gardaland Srl 2006-11-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Castelnuovo del Garda Verona, Italy · www.gardaland.com
LEGOLAND Parks 2005-07-13 423M EUR Divestiture
Billund, Denmark · www.legoland.dk
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Leisure 4 (100%) 2.0B (100%) - -
Total 4 $2.0B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Denmark 1 423M - -
Italy 1 - - -
South Korea 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 1.6B - -
Domestic 1 (25%) 1.6B (79%) - -
Cross-border 3 (75%) 423M (21%) - -
Total 4 $2.0B - -

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.6B
$100M to $1B 1 $423M
TOTAL $2.0B
Largest Tussauds Group Ltd.
$1.6B (2007-03-05)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
25%
1 (25%)

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