You may have heard the recent rumor that none other than Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez were interested in buying the New York Mets, and the two are seeking to raise capital and attract investors to bid. Now, Forbes He reports that the two are seeking to attract Taiwanese billionaire Richard Tsai to the deal.
Richard and his brother Daniel Tsai are the heads of Fubon Financial Holdings, currently valued at more than $ 13 billion on the Taiwan stock exchange. They are also major investors in Taiwan Mobile and a home shopping site called Momo, and now he is the last person Rodriguez and Lopez have reportedly tapped into a group that would buy the Mets, which is at stake. after the dissolution in February of an agreement for billionaire Steve Cohen to buy the franchise for $ 2.6 billion.
The rumor also says Rodriguez is interested in making good use of his baseball experience by being the group's "managing partner" if they really manage to acquire the team. But Forbes The article notes that you might find this easier said than done, similar to what Derek Jeter found when he was part of an investment group that bought the Florida Marlins in 2017.
Of course, this is all up in the air right now, and some are still skeptical that A-Rod and J-Lo actually do buy the New York Mets, with or without Richard Tsai's involvement.