Columnist questions rules around Cedar Fair Apollo deal

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2010 1:57 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Cedar Fair’s management flip-over is not unusual for a private equity deal. As these things go, it is not a relatively large participation stake. Still, it is probably not going to cheer Cedar Fair investors who are facing large losses on their investments. In this case, Cedar Fair’s management participation has to hurt since Cedar Fair’s problems arise from a failed management decision to buy a rival amusement park operator, Paramount Parks. Unit holders will lose, but management will now get a second bite of the apple with more upside.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 2:59 PM

Is this why they are changing the company to an LLC in Delaware prior to the proposed merger? To avoid questions to the "going-private" laws: http://www.law.uc.edu/CCL/34ActRls/rule13e-3.html

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