July 21, 2024

Merger to close between Cedar Fair and Six Flags on July 1st 2024

Both Six Flags and Cedar Fair released investor notices that they plan to complete the merger of the two companies on July 1st 2024 and become Six Flags Entertainment Corporation.

As previously announced, upon closing of the transaction, Richard Zimmerman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cedar Fair, will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of the combined company and Selim Bassoul, President and Chief Executive Officer of Six Flags, will serve as Executive Chairman of the combined company’s Board of Directors.

After completion of the Mergers, the following leaders will report to Zimmerman in the combined company:

  • Tim Fisher, Chief Operating Officer (currently in same position at Cedar Fair)
  • Brian Witherow, Chief Financial Officer (currently in same position at Cedar Fair)
  • Brian Nurse, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary (currently in same position at Cedar Fair)
  • Christian Dieckmann, Chief Strategy Officer (currently in same position at Cedar Fair)
  • Gary Mick, Chief Integration Officer (currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Six Flags)

“We are fortunate to have a proven team of leaders who bring decades of park operating experience and significant expertise in integrating businesses and achieving synergy targets for the combined company,” said Zimmerman. “Their insights and complementary skill sets will be instrumental as we combine two of North America’s iconic amusement park companies and forge a new future together.”

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