A consortium including Lego owner Kirkbi agreed Friday to buy Britain’s Merlin Entertainments, owner of popular tourist attractions Madame Tussauds and the London Eye, for £5.0 billion.
Kirkbi, which is the majority owner in Danish toymaker Lego, said in a statement that it has agreed to buy Merlin in a consortium with US private equity group Blackstone and Canadian pension fund CPPIB for the equivalent of $6.3 billion, 5.6 billion euros, or £5.9 billion including debt.
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