Mark Walter's Guggenheim Partners Weighing AEG Bid

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Mark Walter, CEO of Guggenheim Partners and Chairman of the L.A. Dodgers, revealed on Tuesday that his firm is considering making a bid for AEG.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Walter said that the possible "synergy" in sponsorship and marketing of two major Los Angeles sports franchises makes AEG a potentially attractive acquisition target.

Guggenheim purchased the Dodgers in May 2012 for $2.15 billion, the largest amount ever paid for a professional sports franchise.

Walter also put the kibosh on rumors that he had partnered with anyone over the bid and has yet to recieve confidential financial information from AEG that is offered to prospective bidders. Last week, press reports indicated that Walter was joining forces with Patrick Soon-Shiong for an AEG bid. Soon-Shiong has also expressed an interest in making a bid to acquire AEG. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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