Merlin Entertainments Group acquires Italy's Gardaland

Posted Monday, October 16, 2006 9:13 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The company behind Legoland and the London Dungeon is close to expanding its attractions empire with the €500 million (£340 million) purchase of the largest theme park in Italy. Merlin Entertainments Group, headed by chief executive Nick Varney, is understood to have agreed terms on a deal to buy Gardaland, situated on the edge of Lake Garda in northern Italy.

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