New York City-based Six Flags Inc. this week emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy with the backing of a new shareholders group.
The company, which owns the amusement parks of the same name, will now be known as Six Flags Entertainment Corp. following the $725 million in equity that a new shareholders group, led by Stark Investments of St. Francis, has put up to back them.
When Six Flags Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware in June 2009, it listed a debt of $2.4 billion.
“This reorganization constitutes the final step in the repositioning of Six Flags globally,” Six Flags St. Louis Park president David Roemer said in a statement. “While the day-to-day operations of our park were never impacted, it’s very exciting to envision a future that will allow us to rapidly grow and expand the array of services and entertainment for every single guest.”
“Investing in the infrastructure of our park will also remain a top priority,” he said. “For Six Flags St. Louis, that means continuing to improve and upgrade all elements of the park and planning for new rides, attractions and special events over the next several years, including of course our highly anticipated 50th anniversary season in 2011.”
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