Wanda Group's cross-border M&As include US film studio Legend Entertainment, AMC Theatres, Switzerland's Infront Sports & Media, and World Triathlon Corporation. It has also invested in landmark five-star hotels in international metropolises including London, New York, Los Angeles and Sydney. Total overseas investments amount to more than USD15 billion. Wanda has invested and built the landmark Wanda Vista Hotels in the central business districts of global gateway cities, creating China's very own global luxury hotel management brand, filling the gap in this segment of China.
AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Wanda, is the world's second largest cinema chain, operating 343 theatres and 4950 screens. The company booked revenue of $2.7 billion in 2014, accounting for 19.6% of the year's box office receipts in the United States. AMC theatres are mostly located in the downtown areas of major American cities. The company operates 23 of the 50 highest grossing theatres in the United States and has a total market value of $2.5 billion.Hoyts Cinema
From its 1909 inception, HOYTS now has 52 locations and 424 screens and over 89,000 seats across its network in Australia and New Zealand. Today, HOYTS is the largest single-brand movie exhibitor in Oceania. The HOYTS Group also incorporates Val Morgan which is Australia and New Zealand’s leading national supplier of cinema screen advertising with network coverage of over 2,000 cinema screens, and Australia’s largest digital out of home advertising network, comprised of over 1,350 digital panels in shopping centres and over 2,000 screens across 360 petrol stations nationally. It also includes HOYTS Kiosk, the country’s largest network of DVD and Blu-Ray rental machines in over 700 locations that services more than 3 million customersLegendary Entertainment
Wanda Group acquired Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion. Legendary is a leading film production company in the US that owns film, television, digital and comics divisions. It has grossed more than $12 billion worldwide at the box of office.
Infront Sports & Media occupies a leading position in the global sports marketing, sports production and sports broadcasting industries. In 2014, the company delivered 4000 event days across 25 different sports categories and generated revenues of over EUR 800 million.World Triathlon Corporation
US based World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) is the owner of the world's famous Ironman triathlon brand, accounting for 91% share of the world's long-distance triathlons. The ultra-triathlon event IRONMAN? (3.9 km of swimming + 180 km of cycling +42 km of running) and the half Ironman IRONMAN? 70.3? (1.9 km of swimming + 90 km of cycling +21.1 km of running) are the main event brands. It is the world's largest mass sporting event participation platform. From 2016, Chinese cities including Xiamen, Hefei and Chengdu will host Ironman events.Sunseeker International
Wanda has a 91.8% stake at Sunseeker, established in 1968. Sunseeker is one of the world's pre-eminent luxury motor yacht manufacturers with annual revenues of around $400 million. Sunseeker is capable of designing and manufacturing luxury yachts independently. Called Rolls Royce on the Sea, Sunseeker is royal families’ favorite yacht brand.
The project is located at the London Borough of Wandsworth and next to the Thames River, overlooking the Hyde Park and the Buckingham Palace. The twin-tower complex is estimated to cost 700 million pounds with 112,000 square meters of building area. The 160-meter Wanda Vista Hotel will offer 173 guest rooms and will become London’s best hotel and new landmark.Wanda Hotel Project in Chicago
The project is adjacent to the Millennium Park and the CBD in Chicago. With a total investment of $900 million and a combined building area of 175,000 square meters, the 350-meter skyscraper will house a 190-room Wanda Vista Hotel, high-end apartments and commercial spaces, and will be the third tallest landmark in Chicago.Wanda Vista Hotel in Istanbul
The project is built in a busy business district in Istanbul and only five minutes ride to the airport. With 150 rooms, the hotel marks the first export of Wanda's luxury hotel brand.
Located in the heartland of Gold Coast, Jewel is the only five-star hotel plus apartment next to the beach in the Australian city. The $900 million project is made up of three 200-meter towers and will be a landmark of Gold Coast.Wanda Hotel Project in Los Angeles
The hotel project, located in an upscale residential community at Beverly Hills, is only a ten minutes walk from the Rodeo Drive. The $1.2 billion, 150,000-square-meter complex will be a perfect integration of hotels, apartments and commercial facilities.Wanda Hotel Project in Sydney
The project is located at the Circular Quay, offering panoramic views to the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge. The $1.2 billion project will provide 98,000 square meters of hotel rooms, apartments and commercial properties.