Journal IDs Pittman, Lerer as buyers

March, 20, 2012
3/20/12
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The Wall Street Journal has identified Bob Pittman and Kenneth Lerer as two minority investors in the team, although the report states that combined they did not purchase a full $20 million, 4 percent share. Writes Brian Costa in the Journal:

Pittman is CEO of Clear Channel Media Holdings. Lerer is manager of Lerer Ventures, a seed stage venture capital fund, and a co-founder of the Huffington Post. His investment was made with personal funds, the person said. Pittman and Lerer, a longtime friend of Mets principal owner Fred Wilpon, purchased only a portion of a 4% stake in the team. It’s unclear how much they invested or how many other investors chipped in with them.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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