Why Vue’s Acquisition of JT Signals Merger Mania Ahead

Vue has acquired Dutch exhibitor JT Bioscopen in a deal valued at EUR €85 million (USD $97.5 million). The deal is significant in that it represents the first time Vue is acquiring purely for size rather than growth. It also…

A Closer Look At Wanda’s Acquisition of Hoyts

Wanda Cinema Line had already planted its flag in the United States by acquiring the country’s second largest exhibition chain, AMC Entertainment, and now the Chinese company is entering the Australian market with an identical business move, snapping up Hoyts….

Why Is Carmike Cinemas Suddenly For Sale?

Cinema operators seem to be putting themselves up for sale at such a rapid pace these days that anyone following the cinema exhibition space might believe the industry is in dire straits. It’s been nearly three years since Wanda purchased…

NCM-Screenvision Call Off Merger – Winners and Losers

Now the general who wins a battle makes many calculations in his temple ere the battle is fought. The general who loses a battle makes but few calculations beforehand. – Sun Tzu, The Art of War, I-26 The proposed merger…

Why Arts Alliance Media Sold Its Content Services Business

Last week the digital cinema market continued its predicted consolidation when Arts Alliance Media (AAM), the London based cinema integrator and software developer, sold off its content services business to Motion Picture Solutions (MPS). Founded by managing director Ian Thomas…

Dolby Acquisition of Doremi Makes Perfect Sense – Here’s Why

The motion picture industry jump started their week with the surprising news that Dolby Laboratories, Inc. had reached an agreement to acquire Doremi Labs, a leading manufacturer of professional audio visual equipment, for USD $92.5 million in cash. The deal…