Exhibidora Mexicana Cinepolis is the leisure and entertainment company most prolific at making international expansions, followed by The Void and Golf Digest Online. GlobalData’s leisure and entertainment foreign direct investment (FDI) company report highlights the current foreign investments made by leading leisure and entertainment investors. Buy the report here.

Exhibidora Mexicana Cinepolis has been the most active leisure and entertainment greenfield investor between Q1 2019 and Q3 2023, according to GlobalData’s FDI Projects Database.

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Greenfield foreign direct investment is when a company invests abroad to establish a new physical presence or expand an existing operation. Greenfield investments create jobs and/or involve a capital investment into the foreign location. Other forms of FDI, such as mergers and acquisitions, are not included as part of this definition.

The majority of Exhibidora Mexicana Cinepolis investments were in the theatres and entertainment venues subsector. In fact, 100% of its total foreign investments were in this subsector. It also created projects across a further 1 subsectors.

By business function, most (100%) of Exhibidora Mexicana Cinepolis projects were related to construction.

The company has been active across three world regions, mainly focused on Middle East which received 75% of the company’s greenfield investments between Q1 2019 and Q3 2023. Its top three destination countries (by number of greenfield FDI projects) were Saudi Arabia, India and Oman. Combined these three countries account for 75% of its total number of leisure and entertainment investments.

Exhibidora Mexicana Cinepolis created more FDI projects in 2019 compared to any other year between Q1 2019 and Q3 2023.

Other leading FDI project generators in the leisure and entertainment industry include The Void, Golf Digest Online, FC Barcelona and Real Betis Balompié.

The US is the leading source market for outbound leisure and entertainment greenfield FDI projects. The country accounts for 26.1% of total outbound leisure and entertainment investment projects. There have been 65 unique parent companies from the US that have announced leisure and entertainment FDI projects between between Q1 2019 and Q3 2023.

To further understand the top leisure and entertainment FDI companies, access GlobalData’s Top leisure and entertainment Foreign Direct Investment Companies report.

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