Legoland sold in $457 million deal to US-based Blackstone

Posted Wednesday, July 13, 2005 8:24 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Blackstone Group LP, the world's second-biggest buyout firm, agreed to acquire Lego A/S's Legoland theme parks for 375 million euros ($457 million), increasing its investments in Europe's entertainment industry two months after purchasing the owner of the London Dungeon.

Read more from Bloomberg.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 10:05 AM
I assume the parks will retain the Lego Themeing. Cause I dont think the parks would be much without Legos
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Wednesday, July 13, 2005 11:27 AM
Jeff's avatar Lego, no "s."
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Wednesday, July 13, 2005 5:18 PM
janfrederick's avatar Oh come on, all kids say legos. ;)

Wow, the dollar ain't doing so well against the Euro eh?

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Saturday, July 16, 2005 12:08 AM
hey jeff,

i see i'm not the only AFOL on this site. cool!

ondrew

p.s. call me a geek if you wish but for more info on the proper use of the LEGO brand name please see page 17 of this pdf.

http://www.lego.com/info/pdf/LEGO_company_profile_UK.pdf

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Monday, July 18, 2005 2:46 PM
janfrederick's avatar Thanks, I'll make my son read this before I give him his first set. ;)

Sure you want me to call you a geek? ;) Sorry guys, just razzin' ya. I too get bent out of shape over stuff like this. Cheers!

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