This Case is about FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
PUBLICATION DATE: July 24, 2009 PRODUCT #: 214S07-HCB-SPAThe Blackstone Group Merlin Entertainment, Spanish Version case solution
The Blackstone Group had actually carried out a roll-up of style parks and destinations company in Europe. Blackstone got in the style parks and destinations company in Europe by getting a bulk stake in U.K. based Merlin Entertainment in 2005. Blackstone’s objective was to make a minimum of 3x on its preliminary Merlin financial investment through the dividend recapitalization and at least 5x through the Tussauds acquisition. A 3rd choice occurred while Blackstone was in settlement with DIC. Exactly what should the Blackstone group do?