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After the recent acquisitions of Apollo UK, CinemaxX and Multikino, Vue Entertainment has 145 cinemas in 9 countries, with 78 in the UK. The chain was formed in 2003 when it bought 36 cinemas from Warner Village. Doughty Hanson acquired the business for £450m in 2010, selling it in June this year for a reported £935m to Canadian pension funds AIMCo and Omers. Vue is led by chief executive Tim Richards, 54.

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Company details
CompanyVue Entertainment International
ActivityCinema operator
LocationWest London
Sales £m374.8
Operating profit £m18.2
Main shareholdersAIMCo and Omers (Canadian pension funds) (78.7%), management (21.3%)

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