7 groups advancing to buy Dodgers, auction to be completed by April 1
— Alan Casden, chief executive officer of the Beverly Hills real estate company Casden Properties;
— Former Los Angeles Lakers star Johnson, former Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals President Stan Kasten and Mark Walter, chief executive officer of the financial services firm Guggenheim Partners;
— Leo Hindery, managing partner of the private equity firm InterMedia Partners and former chief executive officer of the YES Network, and Marc Utay, managing partner of the private equity firm Clarion Capital Partners;
— Jared Kushner, publisher of The New York Observer and son-in-law of real estate developer Donald Trump;
— Stanley Gold, chief executive officer of Shamrock Holdings, the investment company of the family of the late Roy Disney.
McCourt’s agreement with MLB says the auction is to be completed by April 1 and the sale is to be closed by April 30—which coincides with the day McCourt is to make a $131 million divorce settlement payment to former wife Jamie."
- 2/27/12, "AP sources: 7 Dodgers bidders to interview for MLB," AP, Ronald Blum
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