MLSE for sale? Rogers not interested
Old 03-12-2011, 07:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund is looking to sell it’s shares in Maple Leaf Sport and Entertainment for $1.3-billion according to a report in Montreal newspaper La Presse on Saturday.

The OTPF owns 66 per cent of MLSE and the report indicates they have hired investment bank Morgan Stanley to find buyers.

MLSE owns the NHL’s Maple Leafs, NBA’s Raptors, Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC as well as cable television interests and the Air Canada Centre, Ricoh Coliseum and BMO Field.
MLSE goes up for sale: report - The Globe and Mail
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but Tannenbaum is interested in getting a larger portion of ownership, right? He has right of first refusal.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Think Rogers is still gunning for them?
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Who holds the majority of the franchise?
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Who holds the majority of the franchise?
Ontario Teachers' Pension Fund
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Who holds the majority of the franchise?
Considering it says they own 66%, I'd say they do lol :P
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but Tannenbaum is interested in getting a larger portion of ownership, right? He has right of first refusal.
Yes, you are correct, that's how it works.
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I really don't like the possibility of Rogers owning the Raps/Leafs, etc. It seems really conducive to abusing the monopoly they would have over sports broadcasting/television rights and generally make them pander to acquiring prospective viewers and not necessarily to building a championship worthy team.

Basically what I'm saying is if you thought the MLSE was bad...
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I don't believe anything I read in the media.

I wrote in the "Bryan Colangelo the Con Artist" thread Colangelo the Con Artist that I believe any talk about him getting an extension (and TJ's lack of burn and how he was burned out of here, and not gotten anything of similar value in return) is all for building cases by police forces.

Similarly, anything about Larry T/MLSE selling thier shares in the Raptors/Leafs is a similar tactic.

Think about it: MLSE is a prosperous business, and the Raps/Leafs are successful entities of themselves, AND Rogers isn't a trusted company (they're a dominant company yes, but trusted they are not). By those factors alone, it makes no sense at all to sell, especially to Rogers.

So if anything is further reported or explored on the matter, I'll believe that we're not at all being told even a fraction of the behind the scenes truth. Even if its reported that MLSE has sold assets to Rogers, I won't believe it, but would simply believe its another tool they're using to build cases. That is a much more plausible scenario than selling national treasures (FWIW) in the Raps or Leafs or both to company that most people only deal with due to lack of choice, especially when MLSE is super financially viable enough for both teams already.
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Considering it says they own 66%, I'd say they do lol :P
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Ontario Teachers' Pension Fund
Well im guessing the only thing they care about is money so maybe thats why we havent been winning for a long time.
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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So MLSE will now become RSE?

Rogers Sports and Entertainment

Skydome has already become Rogers Centre
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I wonder if RIM co CEO Jimmy Balls would be interested in a NBA franchise..

He'd be a Mark Cuban type owner... He'd have his Maple Leafs, Raptors and TFC

Hmmm
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Maybe we can all pool our money together and buy them, lol.

I can afford to pitch in a few hundred bucks.
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I could see Ballsilie coming in and trying to buy them. He'd get his wish of owning a local team and he's got money. I don't know if he could afford the 1.3 billion dollar price tag though.
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I wonder if RIM co CEO Jimmy Balls would be interested in a NBA franchise..

He'd be a Mark Cuban type owner... He'd have his Maple Leafs, Raptors and TFC

Hmmm
To me that guy seems like a bit of a tool.
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To me that guy seems like a bit of a tool.
Can't be worse than current management.
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:27 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Well, he can see if they want to cell just the Maple Leafs instead of the Raptors and TFC... then again he'd probably have to buy ACC too..
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I have a bad feeling about Colangelo getting extended.
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