Blackstone planning IPO for Merlin

Posted Monday, October 26, 2009 12:26 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Blackstone Group's Merlin Entertainments is preparing an initial public offering, the Financial Times website reported on Friday. The offer would value Merlin at about 2 billion pounds ($3.26 billion USD) and is expected early next year, the report said, citing people familiar with the situation.

Read more from Reuters.

Monday, October 26, 2009 12:57 PM

Who wants to go in and buy a few chunks of Merlin? If we get enough we can rename at least on of the parks "Charmland."

Last edited by Hopman, Monday, October 26, 2009 12:58 PM
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Monday, November 2, 2009 10:14 AM

Blackstone Group's Merlin Entertainments is preparing an initial public offering

The plural of 'entertainment' is 'entertainment.' Is this a typo or the actual name of the company?

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Monday, November 2, 2009 12:13 PM

The bastardization of the English language continues. Already the death of the distinction between "less" and "fewer" is nearing completion. Pretty soon we'll all sound like Alex DeLarge.

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Monday, November 2, 2009 12:25 PM

Coveted linkback response opportunity.

Ohhh...make it the rare double linkback response. :)

What is proper to us is already a bastardization of what was proper previously...and that is a bastardization of what was proper before that...and so on.

The beauty of language is that it evolves.

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Monday, November 2, 2009 12:39 PM

I'd click on those, only I don't know what 'linkback' is . . . ;)

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Monday, November 2, 2009 12:52 PM

Thanks Gonch. Doesn't make it any less irritating. :)

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Monday, November 2, 2009 1:59 PM

Ensign Smith said:
I'd click on those, only I don't know what 'linkback' is . . . ;)

1. Linkback

2. I'm already taking the 'old' meaning and skewing it into something of my own.

See, you're already two steps behind. Evolution is passing you by. ;)

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Monday, November 2, 2009 2:10 PM

Ya got me there, Sir Gonch. Clearly, I am not mutating as fast as you. ;)

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Monday, November 2, 2009 7:29 PM

Ewww, Gonch is mutating. :(

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Monday, November 2, 2009 9:13 PM

That's OK, I thought Ensign said "mutilating."

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Monday, November 2, 2009 11:00 PM

::Waits for Gonch to change his nic to Lord Linkback::

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Monday, November 2, 2009 11:05 PM

^^Sounds like somebody's been watching a little bit too much Zombieland. ;)

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 8:18 AM

Nah, too many Trick or Treaters...we had over 500. That many kids running around loose in fake blood-covered costumes will do that to a guy.

Zombieland, by comparison, is a piece of cake.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 10:10 AM

"I actually saw Eddie Van Halen at the Hollywood Bowl."

"Really? How is he?"

"He's a zombie."

Hysterical movie. Highly recommend, and I'm not even that much of a fan of the genre.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 10:44 AM

I'll wait for it on one of those new-fangled DVD's. :)

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 3:29 PM

DVD's are so yesterday, its all about streaming these days. Now, when I can stream AND get a great picture...

Oh, and Hopman, you're much younger than me. You should know these things. ;)

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