About OEG Inc.
OEG Inc. is a North American leader in sports and entertainment, retail cannabis and hospitality.
OEG Inc.’s sports and entertainment portfolio includes iconic NHL, AHL and WHL franchises, the world’s best entertainment venues and events, ICE District Plaza, an industry-leading community foundation and film production company, Dark Castle Entertainment.
Hockey remains at the heart of OEG Inc.'s Sports & Entertainment organization, driven by the Edmonton Oilers—one of the world’s most iconic sports franchises. With a storied history and global legacy, a world-class arena and plaza, a wildly passionate fan base, league-leading revenue metrics including additional content and gaming potential, two of best young players on the planet and a top four finish in the 2022 NHL Playoffs—we are positioned for growth and success on and off the ice for years to come.
With world-class venues, operational expertise, brand identity and awareness and a far-reaching reputation now in place, Edmonton’s ICE District is a highly sought-after destination for employers, performers, fans, visitors, residents and consumers to live, work, stay and play. Managed by Katz Group Real Estate and operated and activated by OEG Sports & Entertainment, we will continue to transform downtown Edmonton through ICE District—the heartbeat of the city and epicentre of entertainment.
OEG Inc.’s film production company Dark Castle Entertainment is one of the most storied and successful production companies in Hollywood with a diverse IP library of film and television titles and deep connections within the entertainment industry.
Led by Tokyo Smoke, Ontario’s number one retail cannabis brand, OEG Retail Cannabis is positioned for future success in the early stages of an emerging market. With over 60 locations and counting in Ontario and a differentiated retail brand and customer experience, Tokyo Smoke has won multiple industry awards and is a market leader with tremendous cross-country expansion and growth potential as the retail cannabis industry continues to consolidate and mature.
Complementing our sports and entertainment and cannabis divisions, our partnerships through OEG Hospitality feature a wide variety of the country’s best-known, award-winning restaurants, along with catering and event venues in Canada’s growing restaurant industry—with a successful 30+ year history of culinary, experiential and operational excellence.
Thanks to the dedication, hard work and resilience of our people, OEG Inc. has come out of a two-year global pandemic with powerful momentum.
Our business was founded as Katz Group in 1991. The Company’s history has been defined by the bold and long-term vision of its Founder, Daryl Katz, for building great businesses in pharmacy, sports, entertainment, real estate, hospitality and retail. OEG Inc. is a North American leader in sports and entertainment, retail cannabis and hospitality.
Purchases the Canadian franchise rights to Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy for $300,000
Acquires Rexall, PharmaPlus, and Drug Trading Co. which included the Guardian and I.D.A banners
Acquires the Edmonton Oilers and the Edmonton Oil Kings
Begins assembling a 25-acre parcel of contiguous real estate in downtown Edmonton
Unveils plan for ICE District, which would become North America’s second largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district
Sells independent franchise pharmacy business (IDA and Guardian) to McKesson Corp. for C$0.9 billion
Acquires Bakersfield Condors
Partners with the City of Edmonton to develop Rogers Place, an award-winning, world-class sports and entertainment venue
Begins construction of ICE District Phase 1
Acquires interest in Oliver & Bonacini, a leading Canadian restaurant, hospitality and event group
Sells Rexall Health to McKesson Corp. in a transaction valued at C$2.9 billion
Opens Rogers Place
Acquires majority interest in Oliver & Bonacini
Sells Edmonton Tower to AIMCo in a transaction valued at C$400 million
Oliver & Bonacini acquires Concorde Entertainment Group
Acquires the master franchise rights for Tokyo Smoke, the leading cannabis retailer in Ontario
Sells Stantec Tower to DEKA Immobolien, one of Europe’s largest pension funds, in a transaction valued at more than C$500 million
Opens JW Marriott ICE District, a luxury hotel in the heart of Edmonton
Welcomes residents to ICE District’s SKY Residences and Signature Suites
NHL selects Edmonton as Hub City to host the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Place and JW Marriott ICE District
International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) selects Edmonton and Rogers Place to host the 2021 World Junior Championships
Launches OEG Inc.