Team ownership has chosen a preferred bidder — the group led by former Glencore commodities trader Ray Bartoszek and investor Anthony Lanza — and have been in advanced talks since last week on the proposed deal to sell up to a 49 percent stake in the money-losing team for $200 million. The talks, which can still splinter like a cheap bat because they have yet to iron out some sticky details, could be wrapped up and announced before the end of the month. “They are pretty close to a deal,” a source said…Bartoszek would be starting a new line of work as his present one closes. Until recently, the 46-year-old had been head of oil trading for the world’s biggest commodity trader, earning hundreds of millions of dollars for Glencore International. The Switzerland-based company listed its shares this month in the London Stock Exchange’s biggest IPO ever, raising $10 billion. Lanza, 44, started private equity firm Carriage House Partners. Sterling was previously close to reaching a deal with hedge fund titan Steven Cohen, but those talks later cooled.
Anyway, not that SC gives a shit- really, you guys did him a favor- but I hope you enjoy the ad spots he’ll be taking out on SNY, the SAC P&L analyst who will be tasked with circling the stadium during games in a ’97 Hyundai Elantra whose tailpipe drags and shouting obscenities over a loudspeaker, and paying a hefty ransom for Mr. Met.