The consortium will pay £ 4.55 ($ 5.75) per share for Merlin Entertainments, a 1
The offer to the entertainment company comes one month after the US activist investor ValueAct Capital became public with a recommendation that it be private after "years of continued underperformance at the under-price".
"Private ownership is simply better placed than today's public shareholders to subscribe to the investments Merlin must make," ValueAct Capital, which had a 9% stake in the company, wrote in an open letter in May.
In response, the company's board said it was fully confident in its strategy.
Nevertheless, Merlin Entertainments returns to their roots. It was owned by Kirkbi and Blackstone before listing on the London Stock Exchange in 2013. The Lego family retained an approximately 30% stake after the IPO.
However, Merlin's equity performance was volatile, as terrorist attacks in Britain died visiting numbers on some of the attractions in recent years.