This Bud’s . . . 4 Billion?

More blather about the potential sale and possible pricing for the Busch theme parks, this time from the hoity-toity Financial Times.

Busch Entertainment, the group’s theme park business, which owns SeaWorld Orlando, is expected to be one of the first business units put up for sale with a possible price of up to $4bn.

Potential bidders include Merlin Entertainments, the Blackstone-owned theme park group whose assets include Madame Tussauds and Legoland.

Possible strategic bidders include media group Walt Disney, the world’s biggest operator of theme parks, and Universal Studios, which is majority-owned by the US television and film business, NBC Universal.

Pass the grains of salt, please.

You can make up your own mind, but I can’t imagine Disney wanting the parks. As for Universal, I think money would be a major stumbling block. But then, what do I know?

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