AMC Entertainment Talked With Regal Parent Cineworld

AMC Entertainment said it held talks with lenders about potentially acquiring theaters from the portfolio of bankrupt rival Cineworld, which owns Regal Cinemas.
In an SEC filing, the exhibitor said the negotiations were related to the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process unfolding with UK-based Cineworld. An unspecified number of theaters in the U.S. and Europe were discussed, though as of now the “negotiations are not continuing,” the filing said.
The acquisition would have been funded in part by AMC issuing new “APE” shares (its recently introduced preferred class) along with debt financing provided by Cineworld lenders.

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