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Cineworld cancels Cineplex acquisition to lenders’ benefit

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Cineworld has withdrawn from its proposed acquisition of Canada’s Cineplex, which had been funded by a $1.9bn term loan syndicated in February. With lenders to the transaction sitting on a paper loss of around 30 points, the collapse of the agreement will prove a boon, but break fees, swap costs and litigation could chip away at the chain’s stretched cash resources.

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