Merlin Entertainments Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Leisure Company

Merlin Entertainments has acquired 3 companies.

Merlin Entertainments’ largest acquisition to date was in 2007, when it acquired Tussauds Group for $1.6B. Merlin Entertainments has acquired in 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include leisure (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity3
    • M&A Buy Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1

Merlin Entertainments plc

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

Merlin Entertainments plc is the largest European entertainments company operating in Europe. Merlin runs 124 attractions in 25 countries across four continents. The Company's aim is to deliver unique, memorable and rewarding experiences to millions of visitors across its growing estate. Merlin Entertainments was formed in 1999 and is headquartered in Poole, England.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $2.0B $2.0B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  3

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Leisure 3 (100%) 2.0B (100%) - -
Total 3 $2.0B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Denmark 1 423M - -
Italy 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 1.6B - -
Domestic 1 (33%) 1.6B (79%) - -
Cross-border 2 (67%) 423M (21%) - -
Total 3 $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)
33%
1 (33%)

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