SeaWorld Picks NYSE as IPO Habitat - Deal Journal - WSJ
While there still might be some back channel discussions going on about a purchase, I do believe that most of those have stalled out, and that Blackstone is looking to take this to the open market.ew York Stock Exchange has landed a big splash: SeaWorld Entertainment.Getty Images
The aquatic theme-park operator has picked the big board for its looming IPO, it said in a filing Tuesday.
The new filing from SeaWorld — owned by private equity firm Blackstone Group, which has taken to borrowing some penguins – also bulked up its risk disclosures.
The changes to language, which typically come after prodding from an SEC reading, give a clearer view into what the company sees as its dangers. SeaWorld gave the economy its own separate risk factor and put it first.