Will the Busch theme parks be the next to be sold?
Written by Robert Niles
Speculation is building that the Busch theme park chain might be the next one to change owners.Tweet
Belgian brewer InBev is trying to round up $50 billion in financing to take over St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, owner of the Busch Entertainment Corporation, which operates the Busch Gardens and SeaWorld theme parks.
Busch is hiring its own financial advisers to fend off the attempt. Busch recently moved its theme park operations from St. Louis to Orlando, and some analysts believe that InBev would have little interest in running theme parks, and might look to sell the parks to raise money to help cover the cost of the potential deal.
In the past few years:
That's left Busch as the model of stability in the industry. So much for that stability, now.
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