Wednesday, 24 September 2014
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Mar 15 2012 | 2:37am ET
SAC Capital Advisors founder Steven Cohen is the front-runner to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Reports earlier this week indicated that Cohen's bid for the baseball team was a couple hundred million dollars less than that made by former baseball executive Stan Kasten and Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson. But Cohen's bid now matches the Kasten-Johnson offer of $1.6 billion—and at least half of Cohen's purchase price would come in the form of cash.
Indeed, Cohen, who last month bought a small stake in the New York Mets, may already be planning for the Dodgers' future. He has reportedly spoken with former Major League manager Tony La Russa about taking the team over under a Cohen regime.
Cohen and La Russa met last weekend in Arizona, where Cohen toured the Dodgers' Spring Training facility and met with Major League Baseball representatives. It is unclear what role La Russa might play with the Dodgers—Cohen's partner in the bid, sports agent Arn Tellem, is expected to become team president if the bid is accepted—and La Russa, who managed the St. Louis Cardinals to a pair of World Series championships in the past six years, including last year, has not made any commitment to join the team.
Major League Baseball owners are expected to vote on the remaining four candidates to buy the Dodgers shortly, with outgoing Dodgers owner Frank McCourt to choose a winner by the beginning of next month.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitich, CIO of Petty Endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
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…
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