Cedar Fair offers $500 million in senior notes to pay for Schlitterbahn and California's Great America land

Posted Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:32 AM | Contributed by Jeff

From the press release:

Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE: FUN) (the “Company” or “Cedar Fair”) today announced that it, together with its wholly owned subsidiaries Magnum Management Corporation (“Magnum”), Canada’s Wonderland Company (“Cedar Canada”) and Millennium Operations LLC (“Millennium” and, together with Magnum and Cedar Canada, the “Co-Issuers”), intends to commence a private offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2029 (the “Notes”). Obligations under the Notes will be guaranteed by the Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries that guarantee its senior secured credit facilities (other than the Co-Issuers).

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for the proposed acquisition of Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort New Braunfels and Schlitterbahn Waterpark Galveston, the purchase of the land upon which California’s Great America amusement park is located, the payment of fees and expenses related to those transactions and the offering and for general corporate purposes and repayment of a portion of the Company’s senior secured revolving credit facility. Completion of the offering is subject to, among other things, pricing and market conditions.

The Notes will be offered only to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and to certain non-U.S. persons in transactions outside the United States under Regulation S of the Securities Act. The initial issuance and sale of the Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act and the Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and other applicable securities laws.

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the Notes, in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

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