In Australia, AEG Ogden is based in Brisbane under Harvey Lister, its venues including Qudos Bank Arena and ICC Sydney Theatre in Sydney, Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium and Entertainment Centre, Newcastle Entertainment Centre and Perth’s RAC Arena among others.
The joint venture, first announced in February, was finalised earlier this week. ASM Global, which is headquartered in Los Angeles, operates a diversified portfolio of more than 300 facilities across five continents, including arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centres, performing arts centres, theatres and other venues.
The company also has corporate offices in London, Manchester and Sao Paulo.
Bob Newman, president and CEO of ASM, said, “This marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in our industry and one that will establish a new standard of excellence in managing live experiences.
“Bringing together the combined global expertise of each company with the best content and cutting-edge technologies, we will be able to realize the full potential of the world’s greatest spaces, places and events, create amazing experiences for guests, offer exciting new opportunities to employees and deliver the highest value for all stakeholders.
“Equally important, our deep bench of talent and shared resources will enable ASM to accelerate innovation and capitalize on the growing market opportunities.”