Cedar Fair denies that it has a deal to sell
Written by Robert Niles
Amusement park operator Cedar Fair, owner of Cedar Point, Kings Island and Knott's Berry Farm, among others, denied that it is near a deal to be bought by a California investment fund.Tweet
The New York Post reported yesterday that a $4.1 billion sale to Destiny Capital Solutions was near. The Post had reported three weeks ago that Cedar Fair was shopping itself, to raise cash after tapping itself out to buy the former Paramount Parks from Viacom last year.
Cedar Fair CEO Dick Kinzel confirmed, via press release, that Cedar Fair's gotten inquiries from potential buyers, but denied the sale rumor:
"Although as a matter of policy we do not normally comment on market rumors, an article today reports a claim by an organization referred to as Destiny Capital' that constructive negotiations with the company have been undertaken. We are not currently in discussions with that organization or any other party for the sale of the company."
[editor's snarky comment]In other words, we don't have a deal yet, so keep those offers coming![/editor's snarky comment]
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