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Alibaba acquires stake in Wanda Film as the entertainment conglomerate scales back on debt

Yesterday, real estate and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group announced (in Chinese) that it had sold a 12.77% stake in its film subsidiary, Wanda Film, for RMB 7.8 billion ($1.24 billion dollars). The buyers of the minority stake are e-commerce giant Alibaba and the state-backed Cultural Investment Holdings. Alibaba will be acquiring a 7.66% stake […]

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LY.com Merges Wanda Tourism, A Final Move Towards IPO?

LY.com, a leading player in China’s local attraction ticket arena, announced on Sunday it’s going to merge Wanda Tourism, the traveling arm of Chinese real estate conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group, with a mixture of cash and stock. After the transaction, LY.com’s market valuation will exceed 20 billion RMB (around $2.98 billion USD) with a cash deposit of […]