Billionaire Steve Cohen has made an agreement with the Wilpon and Katz families to buy 95% of the New York Mets.
This is what the major league baseball team announced on Monday on its Twitter account.
According to the daily The New York Post, the man will spend between $ 2.4 and $ 2.45 billion for this purchase. It also seems that the two families will keep the remaining 5%.
This price sets a new North American record for the sale of a sports team. The previous mark was $ 2.275 billion, set during the Carolina Panthers sale to the NFL. When it comes to a major league team, the old record was $ 2.15 billion for the Los Angeles Dodgers
For the Mets deal to go through, Cohen must receive approval from 23 of the 30 owners of major league baseball. The vote should be held in November, at the next owners’ meeting.