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Info on Wolff/Fisher in Matier & Ross

OAFC BBS - All Topics: Archive: Info on Wolff/Fisher in Matier & Ross
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By chris_d on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 01:35 pm:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/02/09/BAGS3B7U761.DTL

A's sale: A birdie tells us that the sale price for the Oakland A's is $170 million -- or about twice what the current owners, Steve Schott and Ken Hofmann, paid for the team nine years ago.

That works out to roughly a $10 million profit for every year they've owned the ballclub -- not a bad rate of return.

Incidentally, a source close to the team says only two buyers were listed in the ownership change application submitted to Major League Baseball -- Los Angeles developer/deal maker Lew Wolff and John Fisher, son of Gap founder Donald Fisher and an executive of the Pisces Group, the family's investment company.

Nobody's saying just yet who will own what percentage of the team, or which new investors might be added to the ownership group. But as one A's insider put it, "Mr. Wolff is really the (investment manager) guy, and has nowhere near the wealth of the Fisher family.''

No kidding. Forbes Magazine recently listed John Fisher as the 165th wealthiest American -- worth $1.5 billion.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By yc2578 on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 01:59 pm:

Well now we know what the stadium will be called if they get a new one. Any chance at all they'd be able to get the Fisher family to chip in on a new stadium?

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By bfriend on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 02:45 pm:

It might put additional meaning to the erm "Hit one into the Gap"

Wasn't The Gap associated with Levis' when they started?

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By bfriend on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 02:45 pm:

term - not "erm"

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By tekgraf on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 08:25 pm:

Fisher Park?

Gap Park?

Fisher Gap Park?

Gap Fisher Stadium?

Why don't they just call it A's Park!!!!

Forget this naming rights shit!

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By rocket on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 09:02 pm:

Tekgraf,
It is always about the money, and naming rights
bring in money.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By yc2578 on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 09:31 pm:

The only downside will be the A's switching to fleece uniforms. Also the entire coaching staff will be made of washed up actors and musicians.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By eyleenn on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 10:15 pm:

It seems to me that when The Gap stores first opened, they carried Levis, but when they started manufacturing and selling their own jeans, I think they stopped carrying Levis. Not that I shop at The Gap! :)

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By yc2578 on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 10:29 pm:

A's Baseball: We ARE selling jeans here.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By washfan on Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 10:12 am:

How about "The Wolff Fisher in the Gap Park"

Can't wait to see Chavy pimpin' Gap gear. It will be better than those heroin junkies that the other jeans/clothing companies parade out to the public.


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