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AMC Held Talks to Purchase Components of Cineworld

(Bloomberg)—AMC Leisure Holdings Inc. disclosed that it had held talks to accumulate US and European property of Cineworld Group Plc, as a part of the latter theater chain’s chapter proceedings.

The negotiations with Cineworld’s lenders are now not persevering with, AMC stated in a US Securities and Change Fee submitting Wednesday. There’s no assurance that AMC will resume the talks or that the events might come to phrases, the Leawood, Kansas-based firm stated.

London-based Cineworld, the world’s second-largest movie show chain, filed for Chapter 11 chapter safety in Texas in September, searching for to repay heavy money owed and finance future progress. On the time, Deputy Chief Govt Officer Israel Greidinger — whose household owns about 20% of Cineworld — stated that previous to the submitting Cineworld had explored different choices, together with a secondary US itemizing, promoting non-US property, merging with a rival and even a SPAC deal.

AMC’s theaters fared higher than Cineworld’s throughout the pandemic partly as a result of its inventory value rocketed in early 2021 as retail traders, fueled by social media, piled into so-called meme shares. That gave AMC the power to replenish its coffers by issuing fairness at heightened costs — a path unavailable to Cineworld.

AMC shares had been up 1.8% at 9:31 a.m. in New York on Wednesday. The inventory is down about 70% this 12 months.

–With help from Thomas Seal.

© 2022 Bloomberg L.P.

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