The culture and sports industries are the key areas for overseas investment and M&As for Wanda. By way of M&As, Wanda greatly promoted its core competitiveness and global influence.
AMC, a majority-owned subsidiary of Wanda Group, is the largest movie theater chain in the United States and also in the world with 8,200 screens in 661 theatres across the United States, capturing a market share of 24%.Carmike Cinemas
Carmike Cinemas was the fourth largest movie theater in the United States until acquired by AMC. It has 276 theaters with 2,954 screens in the country.Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group
Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group is the largest cinema chain in Europe with 2,200 screens in 244 theaters, mostly at prime locations across European cities. It has a market share of 20% in the European cinema market and was acquired by AMC for 921 million pounds.
Wanda’s Hoyts Cinema is the second largest cinema chain operator in Oceania, owning 52 cinemas and 424 screens.Legendary Entertainment
Legendary 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 office.Infront Sports & Media
Wanda's Infront Sports & Media is one of the world’s largest sports marketing, media production and broadcasting companies. The company has a daily average transmission of more than 10 events (including 20 world championship events) covering 25 sporting events. It is ranked rst globally in both football and winter sports.
US based World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) is the owner of the world's famous Ironman triathlon brand, accounting for 91% of market 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.Lagardère Sports' Endurance Division
Lagardère Sports' Endurance Division operates races, covering eight countries including five International Triathlon Union (ITU) events, four marathons, six cycling races as well as a number of other participation events. These events are expected to serve an estimated 140,000 participants annually.Club Atlético de Madrid
Wanda Group controls a 20% stake in Club Atlético de Madrid, one of the world's leading football clubs with a long history of success. Atlético has won La Liga on ten occasions, was crowned La Liga champion in 2013-2014 and became a UEFA Champions League finalist in the same season.
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.