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Legoland Owner Says It’s Not Talking to SeaWorld About Any Deal

  • Merlin Entertainments is said to have approached SeaWorld
  • Spain’s Parques Reunidos is seen as possible SeaWorld bidder
The sign at the entrance to SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.

The sign at the entrance to SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.

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Merlin Entertainments Plc isn’t talking to SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. about an acquisition of the U.S. company or a deal for any of its parts, the U.K. owner of Legoland theme parks said.

Merlin, which has been seeking to expand overseas to offset a slide in day trippers visiting London, previously approached SeaWorld about a potential transaction, people familiar with the matter said last week. The U.K. company, which operates Madame Tussauds wax museums and the London Eye Ferris wheel, was said to be interested in SeaWorld’s Busch Gardens theme parks.