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.


In Depth

Q&A: Filippo Pignatti Morano On The Ultimate Alternative Investment...Classic Cars

Jan 29 2015 | 12:37pm ET

In 2011, Filippo Pignatti Morano launched a fund to invest in classic cars. FINalternatives...

Lifestyle

Looking For A Hedge Fund Manager? Try Davos

Jan 28 2015 | 8:48am ET

Davos, Switzerland seems to have become the hedge fund capital of the world—at...

Guest Contributor

From Switzerland With Love: Some Hard Truths About Central Banks And Risk

Jan 23 2015 | 7:54am ET

In the wake of the Swiss National Bank uncoupling the country’s currency from...

 

Editor's Note