SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, a portfolio company of The Blackstone Group, has priced its IPO and gone public. A total of 26 million shares were offered at $27 per share—10 million from the company and 16 million sold by Blackstone. Shares now trade on the NYSE under the symbol SEAS. Blackstone's 100% stake in the company was whittled down to 67.5% with the offering. The private equity firm acquired SeaWorld from Anheuser-Busch InBev in 2009 for approximately $2.7 billion. Based in Orlando, SeaWorld operates 11 entertainment parks, including flagship parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio. SEAS shares closed at $33.52 on their first day of trading.