Author: J.R. Lind

OVG Acquires UK’s Rhubarb

Oak View Group has completed its purchase of Rhubarb Hospitality Collection, one of the world’s leading high-end hospitality providers, the company announced Thursday.

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SoFi Smacks Down WrestleMania Records; WWE, UFC Parent Announce Merger

The two days of WrestleMania are always the biggest weekend in pro wrestling. The 39th edition of WWE’s signature event generated plenty of noise (and plenty of revenue) but the headlines stretched out of the weekend and into Monday and out of the blogs and in to the business section. Bleary-eyed aficionados of the American art of exaggeration and savage beauty woke Monday to news WWE would merge with UFC parent company Endeavor group to form a new. as-yet-unnamed parent company valued at more than $21 billion, with more than $9 billion coming from WWE. WWE shareholders will hold 49 percent of shares in the new company. That fulfilled the promise that WWE founder Vince McMahon made when he returned to the company in January, less than six months after he was forced out in a cloud of scandal surrounding settlement payments made from company funds to women making allegations… Continue Reading SoFi Smacks Down WrestleMania Records; WWE, UFC Parent Announce Merger

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OVG Names McAneney New Finance SVP, UBS Arena CFO

Industry veteran Gary McAneney is the Oak View Group’s new senior vice president of finance, the company announced Wednesday. McAneney will also serve as chief financial officer of UBS Arena at Belmont Park, New York. McAneney, who has more than three decades of experience, will lead financial operations across all OVG owned and operated venues while overseeing finance functions at UBS Arena. He will report to Francesca Bodie, president of business development for OVG, and Kim Stone, president of UBS Arena and executive vice president of OVG East Coast. “OVG has experienced unmatched industry growth over the last year, and Gary’s bold leadership and dynamic experience will be instrumental as we continue to steam ahead. We look forward to having him aboard,” Bodie said. McAneney comes to OVG from ASM Global where he served as senior vice president of finance and global solutions since 2019, responsible for maximizing growth, profitability, and… Continue Reading OVG Names McAneney New Finance SVP, UBS Arena CFO

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