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Wang expands movie empire with Carmike buy

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AMC, majority-owned by billionaire Wang Jianlin's Dalian Wanda Group Co, will pay US$30 a share for Carmike, a 19 per cent premium over its closing stock price on Thursday, according to a statement from the companies.

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AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc, controlled by China's richest man, has agreed to buy Carmike Cinemas Inc in a US$1.1 billion all-cash deal that would create the world's largest cinema chain.

AMC, majority-owned by billionaire Wang Jianlin's Dalian Wanda Group Co, will pay...

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