Report: Einhorn Could Become Mets Majority Owner For $1

Jun 16 2011 | 11:16am ET

His first third of the New York Mets will cost Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn $200 million. The second third may cost him only $1 more.

Einhorn's deal has long been reported to include a clause granting him the right to take a majority stake in the baseball team down the road, if current owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz are unable to refund him his $200 million. But to raise his stake in the Mets to 60%, Einhorn will have to pony up only $1 more, Fortune reports.

The $1 strike price is among many rumored aspects of the deal floating around. The agreement between the Mets and Einhorn is not yet final and still requires the approval of Major League Baseball.

Fortune reports that the Wilpons—embroiled in a $1 billion legal battle with the trustee in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme case—have just three years to repay Einhorn. Other sources indicate that they have as much as five. Even if they do repay him, Einhorn gets to keep a chunk of the team, variously reported to be one-third or one-sixth of the Mets.


In Depth

Will Liquid Alts’ Performance Sustain Future Asset Flows?

Aug 25 2014 | 10:34am ET

Liquid alternative investment funds saw the highest percentage of capital inflows...

Lifestyle

Hedgies, Economists and Musicians Mingle At Milkin Mixers In Hamptons

Aug 25 2014 | 6:00am ET

Leave it to Michael Milken to bring some gravitas and sweat to the Hamptons -- along...

Guest Contributor

Looking Ahead: What’s In Store For Managed Futures?

Aug 22 2014 | 12:52pm ET

The last five years were phenomenal for investors in equity indices. Will the next...

 

Editor's Note

    Get A Sneak Peak Of The Alpha Pages

    Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET

    As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…

 

Futures Magazine

July/August 2014 Cover

The time was right

Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

The Alpha Pages Interview: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Paul sat down in the debut series of the Alpha Pages Interview to discuss the broken tax code, regulation surrounding Bitcoin, and his plans for the 2016 Presidential election.