Wild Adventures owners acquire Harlem Globetrotters - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Wild Adventures owners acquire Harlem Globetrotters

NORCROSS, GA (WALB) -

Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation announced Tuesday it has acquired Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. from Shamrock Capital Advisors.

According to a release, the acquisition of the Harlem Globetrotters marks an expansion for the company into new media, audiences, and markets.

In a statement, the Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider said he hopes to build on the storied franchise's domestic and international success.

HFE takes ownership of the Globetrotters after they were under the care of Shamrock for eight years.

While details of the agreement are private, HFE said that the current management team as well as the active player roster would remain the same. The Globetrotters employ more than 90 people including staff, players and coaches.

HFE is the largest family-owned themed attractions company in the U.S.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Woman found dead during Albany fire died of natural causes

    Woman found dead during Albany fire died of natural causes

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:03 PM EST2018-02-20 19:03:15 GMT
    After an investigation overnight Monday, fire officials have concluded that the woman who was found dead after a house fire in Albany actually died before the fire.  (Source: WALB)After an investigation overnight Monday, fire officials have concluded that the woman who was found dead after a house fire in Albany actually died before the fire.  (Source: WALB)

    After an investigation overnight Monday, fire officials have concluded that the woman who was found dead after a house fire in Albany actually died before the fire. 

    More >>

    After an investigation overnight Monday, fire officials have concluded that the woman who was found dead after a house fire in Albany actually died before the fire. 

    More >>
  • Black History program honors history maker

    Black History program honors history maker

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 11:09 AM EST2018-02-20 16:09:20 GMT

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>
  • Tifton council updates building and zoning regulations

    Tifton council updates building and zoning regulations

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:02 AM EST2018-02-20 05:02:20 GMT
    A 30-day moratorium has been lifted by the city of Tifton for residential building. (Source: WALB)A 30-day moratorium has been lifted by the city of Tifton for residential building. (Source: WALB)

    For the last 30 days, the city council has been updating regulations for base zoning, building locations, and lot areas and width for residential development.

    More >>

    For the last 30 days, the city council has been updating regulations for base zoning, building locations, and lot areas and width for residential development.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly