Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Consolidation in Multiplex Chains in 2014

Consolidation is a good thing when an industry fails to sustain its smaller members or failed bigboys. Though I am more interested in telecom, the recent consolidation move in multiplex industry made me thrilled.

PVR Cinemas

A JV between Priya Exhibitors Private Limited (owned by Bijli family) and (earlier Australia based Village Roadshow Ltd) ICICI Ventures. It's the largest multiplex chain in India.

1. CineMAX (owned by Kanakia group) .November, 2012


Inox Leisure  is a subsidiary of Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd, as well as a media entertainment business arm of INOX Group. Presently it's the 2nd largest multiplex chain in India.

1. Calcutta Cinema Pvt Ltd (backed by Bengal Ambuja) (89 Cinemas) .2007

2. Fame Cinemas .2010

3. Satyam Cineplexes .2014 (August)

Carnival Cinemas

3rd largest in India. Backed by Asian Business Connections Pvt. Ltd.

1. HDIL Broadway .July, 2014
2. Big Cinemas .December, 2014
3. Glitz Cinemas, owned by Stargaze Entertainment Pvt Ltd (Carnival will buy majority share from Capital18) .January, 2015


It's a global brand with Mexican origin.

1. Fun Cinemas - backed by Shubhash Chandra’s Essel Group through E-City Ventures. 2014 (deal closed by January 2015)

**blue indicates the new consolidations.**

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