“He looked seriously at the Brewers,” said Bill Ackman, another hedge fund heavyweight, who runs Pershing Square Capital Management. He said that Einhorn did not view his interest as a lark. Indeed, Ackman said Einhorn “kicked himself” when he heard what Attanasio’s group paid for his share of the team: $223 million. [NYT]
Unless the Wilpons think they can come up with $200 million, in which case they’d better start sending Irving Picard a daily Edible Arrangement now. Read more »
As you may have heard, David Einhorn will be purchasing a minority stake in the New York Mets, for $200 million. DE held a conference call just now to discuss the investment and answer a few questions including but not limited to how he feels about the Mets’ financial situation/what his expectations are for stake, which was asked, conservatively, 15 times, and which he responded to each time by reiterating that this is a “personal” deal and he’s in it for the love of the game. Also: Read more »
Yesterday at the end of his Ira Sohn presentation (after telling Steve Ballmer to do the right thing and quit Microsoft), David Einhorn added “Go Mets!” with little grin on his face, like he had a secret…which apparently was that he just bought a minority stake in the team.
The New York Mets have agreed to sell less than 49 percent of the club for approximately $200 million to David Einhorn, president of Greenlight Capital Inc., sources close to the deal tell ESPN’s Karl Ravech. The sale will not include a stake in SNY, the television network owned by the Mets, the sources said.
This kid is probably pretty pleased with the news: Read more »
Live-Blogging The Ira Sohn Conference: David Einhorn Thinks Steve Ballmer Is The Fucking Rake, Carl Icahn Is Recommending Carl IcahnBy Bess Levin
5:43 Presentation: “Two Longs And Two Types Of Overhang”
5:43 David wants to start with a quote by Jean Claude Juncter: “When it becomes serious you have to lie”
5:44 Einhorn’s first long idea is… Read more »
Greenlight Capital’s Jennifer Goff and Amelia Wierzbicki, acting on a dare by COO Daniel Roitman, who is said to have “promised to donate $2,000 for each couple who showed up at the event in Robin Hood outfits.” [Bloomberg]
Greenlight Capital: Not Unlike The Way Charlie Sheen Must Feel 99.9% Of The Time, The Last Quarter Left Us A Bit ‘Confuzzled’By Bess Levin
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