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Go global: Wanda's top 10 foreign acquisitions

By Zhu Lingqing (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-07-22 06:58 Comments

Wanda-owned AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc announced this month that it had entered into a "definitive agreement" to buy the London-based Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group for around 921 million pounds ($1.2 billion).

AMC Entertainment, the second-largest movie theatre chain in North America, was acquired by Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Co Ltd in 2012 for $2.6 billion.

Since it bought AMC Entertainment in 2012, Wanda has been enthusiastic in purchasing overseas companies covering film-related industries, sports, travel and property for five consecutive years.

Here's a brief history of Wanda's overseas acquisitions.

Go global: Wanda's top 10 foreign acquisitions

The Odeon Cinema is pictured in Oxford Street, London, August 9, 2011. [Photo /IC]

Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group

Date: July 12, 2016

Country: United Kingdom

Amount: 921 million pounds ($1.21 billion)

As a leading European cinema operator, Odeon & UCI had 242 theatres with 2,236 screens in Europe as of December 2015, according to a BBC report.

AMC Entertainment will pay 500 million pounds ($660m) in cash and stock and 407 million pounds ($537m) in debt.

With AMC Entertainment's 627 theatres and more than 7,600 screens in eight countries, the deal will make it the biggest theatre operator in the world.

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