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Lego family's Kirkbi and Blackstone to buy Merlin Entertainments – FT


© Reuters. Lego family’s Kirkbi and Blackstone to buy Merlin Entertainments – FT

(Reuters) – Merlin Entertainments Plc (L:) is to be acquired for 6 billion pounds by a group made up of Kirkbi, the investment vehicle of Lego’s founding family, private equity firm Blackstone Group LP (N:) and Canadian pension fund CPPIB, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

The deal is expected to be announced for the operator of Madame Tussauds waxworks as soon as Friday morning, but no deal was guaranteed until the announcement, the FT said https://on.ft.com/2X9zLxD, citing multiple people it said were close to the matter.

Merlin, Kirkbi, Blackstone and CPPIB did not immediately respond to requests for comments.

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