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Merlin Entertainments receives £6bn buyout offer

Merlin Entertainments receives £6bn buyout offer

Private equity firms have made headlines recently over the level of 'dry powder' – money waiting for deployment – in the market. It appears that Blackstone is putting some of its own to good use – it’s teamed up with the Danish billionaire family that owns Lego, along with a Canadian pension fund to make a buyout offer for Merlin Entertainment (MERL).

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