Walt Disney Company will fund Euro Disney, may acquire majority control

Posted Monday, October 6, 2014 8:56 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Walt Disney Co. has come to the rescue of its loss-making subsidiary Euro Disney with a 1 billion-euro ($1.3 billion) funding deal announced on Monday, which could give the U.S. group total control over Europe's biggest tourist attraction. The deal includes a rights issue and debt restructuring which will inject 420 million euro in cash into the Euro Disney group and eliminate 600 million euros of its debt owed to Walt Disney via an equity swap. Euro Disney is currently 40 percent owned by Walt Disney.

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