BlueCF was exclusively mandated to find a new shareholder for the EVENT PARK GmbH & Co.KG (“EVENT PARK”) with the ambition to supply growth capital to the company. The company operates the BELANTIS Amusement Park in the “Leipziger Neuseenland”, a region with beautiful lakes , located south of Leipzig. Now, a German investor group has acquired one-third of the company’s shares in connection with a capital increase in November 2014. Both parties decided not to disclose any further information on the transaction.
The main goals of the transaction – among other objectives – were:
Investments in the extension of the park (107ha)
Investments in new park attractions (27ha)
Taking in an anchor investor, thereby resolving the heterogeneous shareholder structure
Exploit the tourism potential of the fascinating landscape of beautiful lakes around the park
The new investor group will enable the company to pursue precisely these objectives. Together with the investor, there will be future investments in new attractions and in the development of the park to make BELANTIS one of the most attractive destinations for visitors and tourists in Germany.
BELANTIS provides an experienced-packed tour through space and time for the whole family and provides more than 60 attractions and shows. BELANTIS is the largest amusement park in Eastern Germany.
A highlight at BELANTIS is the HURACAN, one of the most spectacular rollercoasters in Germany and the first to combine a vertical climb up to 32 metres, followed by a 97° fall (“steeper than vertical”) and a total of five loops. Acceleration forces of up to five and a half times of one’s own body weight make the HURACAN rollercoaster unique in Germany. The white water ride through the largest pyramid of Europe (38 metres in height) is another of many Belantis highlights without comparison.
We thank BlueCF for the comprehensive and very professional advice under challenging, highly complex conditions. We would like to thank the whole project team for this extraordinarily good result for our company.
Managing Partner, EVENT PARK GmbH & Co.KG
December 20, 2018
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