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
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?

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.

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.

Monday, November 2, 2009 12:39 PM

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

Monday, November 2, 2009 12:52 PM

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

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. ;)

Monday, November 2, 2009 2:10 PM

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

Monday, November 2, 2009 7:29 PM

Ewww, Gonch is mutating. :(

Monday, November 2, 2009 9:13 PM

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

Monday, November 2, 2009 11:00 PM

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

Monday, November 2, 2009 11:05 PM

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

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.

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.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 10:44 AM

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

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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