Friday, 22 May 2015
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Dec 3 2013 | 12:36pm ET
Some of Harbinger Capital Management founder Philip Falcone's peers may covet the electromagnetic spectrum owned by his wireless Internet venture.
Centerbridge Partners and Fortress Investment Group have show interest in LightSquared, which Falcone put into bankruptcy last year and which is now preparing to auction off its assets. It isn't clear how interested the two firms are; a $2.2 billion bid for the spectrum from Dish Network will be the leading offer at the auction.
The deadline for submitting a bid was last Monday.
Separately, a judge in Nevada last week blocked another effort—the time by Dish shareholders—to keep Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen from participating in Dish's attempt to buy the spectrum. Ergen owns more than $1 billion in LightSquared debt and stands to profit handsomely if the deal is consummated.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…