Cohen, Scaramucci Finalists For Mets Stake, Deal Likely This Month

May 4 2011 | 11:07am ET

By the end of this month, there's a 50/50 chance that the New York Mets will have a hedge fund manager as co-owner.

The baseball team, whose current owners have been sued for more than $1 billion in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme case, is likely to announce a minority owner before June 1, ESPN reports. Two of the four groups that remain in contention are headed by hedge fund managers Steven Cohen and Anthony Scaramucci.

Competing with the SAC Capital Advisors and SkyBridge Capital chiefs are 1-800-Flowers.com founder James McCann and two former commodity traders from Glencore International, Ray Bartoszek and Anthony Lanza.

Fred Wilpon, Jeff Wilpon and Saul Katz, the current owners, are willing to sell up to 49% of the team, and are seeking at least $200 million to help float the struggling Mets, who were forced to take a $25 million loan from Major League Baseball last year.


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