Bloomberg Law
April 26, 2019, 6:53 PM

Chinese Mogul Wang Jianlin Accused of Saddling AMC With Debt

Mike Leonard
Mike Leonard
Legal Intelligence Reporter

One of China’s wealthiest moguls has been hit with a lawsuit accusing him of squeezing cash out of AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. to deal with debt problems targeted in a crackdown by regulators back home.

The proposed class action, partly unsealed April 25 in Delaware Chancery Court, claims Wang Jianlin orchestrated a three-part transaction to reduce his company’s ownership stake to 50.01 percent while pulling hundreds of millions out of AMC through stock buybacks and dividends. The deal involved issuing $600 million in convertible notes to co-defendant Silver Lake Group LLC, a private equity firm.

Wang, a Communist Party insider ...

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