AEG Facilities And SMG Complete Merger Into ASM Global

– Mercedes-Benz-Arena
in Berlin

AEG Facilities, the venue management arm of Anschutz Entertainment Group, and SMG, a portfolio company of Onex and its affiliated funds, announced they completed their business transaction to create a new, standalone worldwide facility management and venue services company by the name of ASM Global.
ASM is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, with key operations based in West Conshohocken, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. The company also has corporate offices in London, England; Manchester, England; Brisbane, Australia; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. 
ASM operates a diversified portfolio of more than 300 facilities across five continents, including arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, performing arts centers, theaters and other venues.
Staples Center
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– Staples Center
The Los Angeles-area arena is one of several venues and entertainment districts that AEG will retain ownership of going forward.

AEG retains ownership of its venues and entertainment districts in Los Angeles, including Staples Center and L.A. Live, as well as London, Hamburg and Berlin.

Bob Newman, former President of AEG Facilities, has been named president and CEO of ASM, effective immediately. Prior to joining AEG Facilities, Mr. Newman spent more than 20 years at SMG, last serving as a regional vice president for the company. 
Wes Westley, former CEO and president of SMG, will focus his efforts on key strategic growth initiatives and ensuring a seamless integration.
first direct Arena Leeds
– first direct Arena Leeds
One of the many venues SMG is bringing to the mix

Said Newman: “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.”
Added Westley: “I am very proud to have had the opportunity to lead such an incredible organization as SMG. We have a long history of working closely with our public and private partners and are confident in our ability to continue to meet and exceed their expectations. ASM’s focus moving forward will be on providing added value and best-in-class services to its customers. We are well-prepared for a seamless integration process.”
Onex, AEG and their respective affiliates are contributing their entire equity investments in SMG and AEG Facilities, respectively, into the combined business and are now equal co-owners of ASM.
The Coca-Cola Arena
Coca-Cola Arena
– The Coca-Cola Arena
in Dubai