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Freshfields advises IMAX Corporation on proposed privatisation of IMAX China

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (‘Freshfields’) is advising IMAX Corporation, a leading entertainment technology company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, on its proposed privatisation of IMAX China Holding, Inc. by way of a Cayman scheme of arrangement. Under the transaction, IMAX Corporation will make an offer for the 96.3 million shares of IMAX China that it does not already own. An offer will also be made to holders of IMAX China’s share incentives. The total consideration is approximately US$124m in cash.

Upon the scheme becoming effective, IMAX China will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of IMAX Corporation and will be delisted from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The transaction is subject to various conditions, including independent shareholder approval and Cayman court sanction. Completion is expected by the end of this year.

IMAX China is an entertainment company specialising in digital and film-based motion picture technologies. Freshfields also advised on its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2015.

The Freshfields team was led by partners Robert Ashworth and Sarah Su, supported by associates Kelly Huang, Dickson Chan and Lingling Wang. Finance support was provided by partner Daniel French and counsels Celia Zhou and Don Methven. Counsel Stephanie Chiu advised on employment issues and counsel Laurent Bougard provided merger control advice. US advice was provided by partners Peter Lyons and Paul Humphreys, counsel Brian Lewis and associate Chinyere Obi.


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