SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. and its killer whales are going public, filing for an initial public offering that could raise $100 million.
The theme park company, famous for using the orca Shamu as a performer, said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it hopes to trade under the SEAS ticker.
But it didn’t say much else – not what exchange will host its stock, or how many shares will be up for grabs, how those shares will be priced or when they’ll be offered.
The Orlando, Fla., company – whose 11 theme parks include the Busch Gardens parks on the East Coast and three Sea World centers in San Diego, Orlando and San Antonio – is owned by Blackstone Group. The company’s animal collection includes some 67,000 marine and terrestrial beasts.