Lego family, Blackstone in $7.5 bln buy of Madame Tussauds owner Merlin: Reuters

Lego’s founding family and Blackstone Group LP agreed to buy Madame Tussauds owner Merlin in a $7.5 billion deal, Reuters reported. The transaction for Merlin Entertainment, which also operates Legoland theme parks around the world, values Merlin shares at 455 pence each, giving the firm an enterprise value for the company and its debt of 5.91 billion pounds, the story said.