Macfarlanes advises Regal Entertainment on acquisition by Cineworld Group

05 December 2017

Macfarlanes has advised leading US motion picture exhibitor Regal Entertainment Group on its definitive merger agreement with the UK’s largest cinema operator Cineworld Group plc for a total transaction value of $3.6bn.

The transaction, which will create the second largest cinema operator in the world, is subject to approval by the shareholders of Regal and Cineworld and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018.

The Macfarlanes team for this matter was led by corporate and M&A partner Harry Coghill with assistance from senior solicitor Max Mittasch.

Harry Coghill comments: “We are delighted to have worked alongside WilmerHale in advising Regal Entertainment on this important transaction and look forward to seeing it reach a successful conclusion.”