Shamu’s Got a New Owner

The Anheuser-Busch company (yes, the beer folks) have announced they’ve sold all of their theme parks, including SeaWorld in San Diego for 2.3 billion dollars in cash. This comes on the heels of A-B announcing they were previously in debt for as much as 5 billion.

The new owners are a private equity firm called Blackstone who say they plan to invest and grow the company. Expect some eventual tie-ins: Blackstone already owns Travelport, one of the world’s largest travel conglomerates, plus Hilton Hotels and 48% of


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