October 23, 2016 9:22 PM ET


Company Overview of Mars Entertainment Group A.S.

Company Overview

Mars Entertainment Group A.S. operates a network of movie theaters in Turkey. The company also engages in spa, and food and beverage projects; and operates sports clubs for members. In addition, it operates a cafe that offers large breakfast items, including homemade artisan breads and pastries, as well as mini plates; and concerts, matches, and opera and ballet shows. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Istanbul, Turkey.

Dereboyu Cad. Ambarlidere Yolu No: 4 Kat: 1



Istanbul,  34330


Founded in 2001


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Key Executives for Mars Entertainment Group A.S.

Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder, and Chairman
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Mars Entertainment Group A.S. Key Developments

Investors Reportedly Seeks Stakes In Mars Entertainment

Investors reportedly are seeking stakes in Mars Entertainment Group A.S. Wanda Cinema Line Co., Ltd. (SZSE:002739) is among international companies that plan to bid for Mars Entertainment Group. Wanda Cinema Line Co is among international companies that plan to bid for Turkey's biggest cinema chain, three people with knowledge of the plan said. Actera Group Limited and Esas Holding AS, owners of Mars Entertainment Group, will start a formal sales process in March, 2016, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plan is not public. Other potential bidders are CJ CGV Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A079160) and companies from the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom and Japan. Some private-equity firms also expressed an interest in the company, according to one of the people.

Owners Of Mars Entertainment Hired Financial Advisor To Explore Sale

Actera Group Limited and Esas Holding AS, owners of Mars Entertainment Group, have reportedly hired The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to manage a sale of Mars Entertainment Group A.S., according to three people with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be identified because the information is confidential. Joseph Stein, a spokesman for Goldman Sachs, and Michael Wang, a spokesman for Morgan Stanley, declined to comment. Executives from Actera Group, Actera and Mars declined to comment.

Mars Entertainment In Talks To Hire Investment Bank To Explore Sale

Mars Entertainment Group A.S. is in talks to hire an investment bank to manage a sale of the company, according to four people with knowledge of the matter. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) are among the financial institutions pitching for the sale, the people said, asking not to be identified as the process isn’t public. Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) is also interested, according to two people. The business may be worth about $500 million, three of the people said. Joseph Stein, a Goldman Sachs spokesman, and Alex Wessendorff, a spokesman for Morgan Stanley, declined to comment. Alexandra Parry, a spokeswoman for Bank of America, declined to comment. Questions to Gizem Lalli, a spokesman for Mars, weren’t immediately answered.

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