Merlin reportedly considering purchase of SeaWorld Entertainment

Posted Thursday, October 5, 2017 8:12 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Merlin Entertainments Plc has approached SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. about a potential deal, according to people familiar with the matter, as the U.K. theme-park operator seeks to expand overseas to offset a slide in tourists visiting London. Merlin has made a bid for part of the company, which could be a hurdle as SeaWorld prefers an outright sale, the people said.

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