Last year, Los Angeles entertainment giant AEG weathered a major corporate shake-up, endured a six-month trial spotlighting its role in the last days of Michael Jackson and fell short in its efforts to bring L.A. a pro football team.
Even so, the company — owner of Staples Center, L.A. Live and the Los Angeles Kings hockey team — seems to be on the rebound.
Although AEG has taken a decidedly low profile in Southern California in recent months, the company has seen most of its worldwide operations surge.
Founded by Denver billionaire investor Philip Anschutz just 14 years ago, Anschutz Entertainment Group now has 27,000 employees in 17 countries and continues to grow. One...