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Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL.L)

MERL.L on London Stock Exchange

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22 Aug 2019
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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

Merlin Entertainments Says HY Reported Revenue Was £763 Mln
Thursday, 1 Aug 2019 

Aug 1 (Reuters) - Merlin Entertainments PLC ::MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS - GROUP PERFORMANCE YEAR TO DATE HAS BEEN BROADLY IN LINE WITH BOARD EXPECTATIONS.MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS - HY REPORTED REVENUE WAS £763 MILLION AND GREW 6.5% ON AN ORGANIC BASIS.MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS PLC -HY UNDERLYING PROFIT BEFORE TAX 34 MILLION STG VERSUS 43 MILLION STG YEAR AGO.MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS PLC - NO HY DIVIDEND PER SHARE VERSUS 2.5 PENCE YEAR AGO.MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS PLC - MIDWAY AND RESORT THEME PARKS (RTP) RETURNING TO BETTER LEVELS OF LIKE FOR LIKE REVENUE GROWTH IN HY.MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS PLC - TRADING IN LEGOLAND PARKS HAS HOWEVER BEEN MORE DISAPPOINTING IN HY.MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS PLC - PRODUCTIVITY AGENDA ON TRACK TO DELIVER £35 MILLION OF EFFICIENCY SAVINGS BY 2022.  Full Article

Lego Family And Blackstone Assemble Bid For Merlin Entertainments - FT
Friday, 28 Jun 2019 

June 27 (Reuters) - :LEGO FAMILY AND BLACKSTONE ASSEMBLE BID FOR MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS - FT.MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS IS SET TO BE ACQUIRED IN A 6 BILLION POUND DEAL BY THE DANISH BILLIONAIRE FAMILY THAT CONTROLS TOYMAKER LEGO - FT.  Full Article

Merlin Entertainments Completes Sale Of Australian Ski Resorts Hotham & Falls Creek
Friday, 5 Apr 2019 

April 5 (Reuters) - Merlin Entertainments PLC ::DISPOSAL.COMPLETION OF SALE OF ITS AUSTRALIAN SKI RESORTS, HOTHAM AND FALLS CREEK, TO VAIL RESORTS, INC.  Full Article

Greene King Names Nick Mackenzie As CEO
Tuesday, 15 Jan 2019 

Jan 15 (Reuters) - Greene King PLC ::DIRECTORATE CHANGE.NICK MACKENZIE TO JOIN BOARD AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE.NICK MACKENZIE WILL JOIN BOARD ON 1 MAY 2019 AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE IN SUCCESSION TO ROONEY ANAND..  Full Article

Merlin Confirms Roll Out Of First Five Peppa Pig World Of Play Attractions
Tuesday, 5 Jun 2018 

June 5 (Reuters) - Merlin Entertainments PLC ::MERLIN EXPECTS TO OPEN BEAR GRYLLS ADVENTURE IN BIRMINGHAM, UK AND LITTLE BIG CITY - BEIJING LATER THIS YEAR.CONFIRMS ROLL OUT OF ITS FIRST FIVE PEPPA PIG WORLD OF PLAY ATTRACTIONS.  Full Article

Merlin Entertainments Says Completed Offering Of $400 Mln 5.75% Senior Notes Due 2026
Thursday, 10 May 2018 

May 10 (Reuters) - Merlin Entertainments PLC ::MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS PLC - COMPLETES ITS OFFERING OF ITS $400 MILLION 5.75% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2026.MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS PLC - NOTES BEAR INTEREST AT AN ANNUAL RATE OF 5.75% AND WERE ISSUED AT 100% OF THEIR NOMINAL VALUE..MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS PLC - NOTES WERE OFFERED IN A PRIVATE PLACEMENT AND THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC OFFERING OF NOTES.MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS - PROCEEDS OF ISSUANCE WERE USED TO REPAY TWO TERM LOANS, AND REDUCE DRAWING ON REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY.  Full Article

Merlin targets New York for its third Legoland park in North America
Thursday, 26 Oct 2017 

Oct 26 (Reuters) - MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS PLC ::‍MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS ANNOUNCES LEGOLAND® NEW YORK​.‍IT WILL OPEN A LEGOLAND PARK IN NEW YORK, ITS THIRD IN NORTH AMERICA​.‍EXPECTED TO OPEN IN 2020 AND IDEALLY POSITIONED WITHIN A TWO-HOUR CATCHMENT OF 23 MILLION PEOPLE​.‍RESORT IS EXPECTED TO GENERATE MORE THAN 1,000 JOBS IN ADDITION TO 800 CONSTRUCTION JOBS IN ITS DEVELOPMENT​.‍HAS ANNOUNCED ITS INTENTION TO OPEN A LEGOLAND PARK IN SOUTH KOREA AND THERE ARE PLANS FOR FURTHER PARKS IN CHINA​.  Full Article

Merlin Entertainments enters partnership with Entertainment One
Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 

Oct 17 (Reuters) - MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS PLC ::MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS ENTERS GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP WITH ENTERTAINMENT ONE TO DEVELOP NEW PEPPA PIG ATTRACTIONS​.CO TO HAVE EXCLUSIVE MULTI-TERRITORY RIGHTS TO ROLL OUT NEW ATTRACTION FORMATS, THEMED ACCOMMODATION, INCLUDING PEPPA PIG.‍DEAL COVERS ALL TERRITORIES EXCLUDING UK AND IN CHINA, RIGHTS WILL BE LICENSED TO MERLIN ON A NON-EXCLUSIVE BASIS​.EXPECTS TO OPEN IN-PARK AREAS IN 2 RESORT THEME PARKS IN 2018; EXPECTED FIRST STANDALONE ATTRACTION WILL OPEN IN 2019​.  Full Article

Merlin Entertainments says not talking to SeaWorld about a deal
Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017 

Oct 11 (Reuters) - MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS PLC ::MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS STATEMENT REGARDING SEAWORLD.CONFIRM THAT MERLIN IS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY DISCUSSIONS THAT MIGHT LEAD TO ACQUISITION OF SEAWORLD OR ITS CONSTITUENT PARTS - SPOKESPERSON.  Full Article

Leveraged markets face cash influx from repayments

LONDON, Aug 14 (LPC) - Billions of euros of repayments from Italian mobile operator Wind Tre and data company Refinitiv are expected to support aggressive conditions in Europe's leveraged finance markets, as investors remain under pressure to redeploy capital despite rising political and late cycle macroeconomic risks.