KIRKBI A/S, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of toys, games, and educational materials for children in Denmark and internationally. It also sells apparel and accessories, books, building accessories, buildings, customized items, games, individual bricks, key chains, minifigures, power functions, preschool products, robotics, seasonal products, storage products, toy trains and vehicles, and video games online. In addition, the company operates parks; resort theme parks in Europe, the United States, and Asia; discovery centers; and various attractions centers. Further, it generates renewable energy using wind turbines. The company was fo...
Founded in 1995
Merlin Divest Shares To Raise Funds
Oct 21 13
Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd. seeks to divest at least a fifth of its shares in order to raise £200 million. Merlin stated that KIRKBI A/S will also divest some of its holding. The company added that the sale would include an offering to individual retail investors as well as institutional investors.
Merlin Entertainments Reportedly Mulls IPO
Jul 11 13
Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd. is seeking to launch an initial public offering (IPO) in London in 2013, people with knowledge of the talks said. The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), CVC Capital Partners Limited and Kirkbi A/S decided in June 2013 to proceed with an IPO in London after talks with Merlin's managers, said the people, who asked not be identified because the talks are private. Merlin may sell shares to the public in the first quarter of 2014 in an IPO that may value at more than £3 billion. Barclays Plc, Citigroup Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. have been hired to manage the offering, the people added.
Kirkbi Seeks Acquisitions
May 7 13
Kirkbi A/S seeks acquisitions. Kirkbi's Chief Executive Officer, Søren Thorup Sørensen, said that the plan is to acquire minority stakes in further businesses, even though there is no concrete plan at the moment.