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Merlin Entertainments Group

Merlin Entertainments Group
1998 FOUNDED
PUBLIC STATUS
25K-30K EMPLOYEES
MERL STOCK SYMBOL
13 INVESTMENTS
$4.65 SHARE PRICE (As of Monday Closing)
Description

Merlin Entertainments PLC is a diversified media company that primarily operates theme parks. Merlin has three business segments: Midway Attractions, LEGOLAND Parks, and Resort Theme Parks. The Midway Attractions segment, which accounts for the largest percentage of revenue, operates 100 attractions globally that are typically smaller, indoor venues. These brands include Madame Tussauds, The London Eye, and the London Dungeon. The LEGOLAND segment operates several large LEGO-based theme parks around the world. These parks are either owned, leased, or under operational control through a management contract. The Resort Theme Park segment operates other large, outdoor entertainment-based attractions.

Ownership Status
Publicly Held
Financing Status
Formerly PE-Backed
Primary Industry
Leisure Facilities
Stock Exchange
LON
Primary Office
  • Link House
  • 25 West Street
  • Poole BH15 1LD
  • England, United Kingdom

+44 01202 000000
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Merlin Entertainments Group Stock Performance

52 wk Range Market Cap Prev. Close EPS Average Volume Shares
$3.88 - $5.51 $4.62B $4.52 $0.27 1.73M 1.02B

Merlin Entertainments Group Financials Summary

In Thousands,
USD
TTM
30-Jun-2018
FY 2017
31-Dec-2017
FY 2016
31-Dec-2016
FY 2015
31-Dec-2015
Enterprise Value 6,738,972 6,585,748 7,034,488 8,391,495
Revenue 2,177,394 2,052,378 1,968,493 1,950,163
EBITDA 637,877 602,580 610,679 598,172
Net Income 275,875 269,101 285,073 259,411
Total Assets 4,771,990 4,951,552 4,069,093 4,051,912
Total Debt 1,767,598 1,983,864 1,529,920 1,613,357
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Merlin Entertainments Group Valuation and Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Post-Val Valuation/
EBITDA
Debt Status

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Merlin Entertainments Group Investments & Acquisitions (13)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
0000000 00000000 21-Jun-2016 000000000 00000000 Other Consumer Products and Services
000 000 00000 25-Feb-2016 000000000 000.00 Automotive 000 0000000
000000000 23-Sep-2013 000000000 00000 00 Aquaculture
000000 000 0000000 30-Mar-2012 000000000000000000 00000 Hotels and Resorts
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium 03-Mar-2011 Buyout/LBO Leisure Facilities
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Merlin Entertainments Group Subsidiaries (3)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium Leisure Facilities Sydney, Australia 1988
000000000 Hotels and Resorts Verona, Italy 0000
0000000 000000 Leisure Facilities Warwick, United Kingdom
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Merlin Entertainments Group Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Participating Rounds Investor Since Board Seat Contact Info

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Merlin Entertainments Group Executive Team (12)

Name Title Board
Seat
Contact
Info
Nick Varney Chief Executive Officer & Director
Anne-Francoise Nesmes Chief Financial Officer
Justin Platt Chief Strategy Officer
Mark Fisher Chief Development Officer
Mark Allsop Chief Digital Marketing and Information Officer

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Merlin Entertainments Group Board Members (11)

Name Representing Role Since Contact
Info
0000000 0000000 Self Senior Independent Non-Executive Director 000 0000
000 0000000 Self Independent Non-Executive Director 000 0000
000 00000 Self Independent Non-Executive Director 000 0000
00000 000000 Merlin Entertainments Group Non-Executive Director 000 0000
000 000000 Self Non-Executive Director 000 0000

6 Former Board Members

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