Merlin Entertainments secures £200m acquistition fund

Merlin Entertainments has secured over £200 million in loans to fund the acquisition of an unknown company.

It is not clear what the targeted acquisition is or where it is located.

The deadline for lenders to commit was yesterday, and it is understood that Merlin has exceeded its original loan target of £200m with relative ease.

The company has more recently been pushing its international ventures, but investment in the UK remains strong, with a number of new attractions having opened in Blackpool this year.