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Herb Kohl Sells Bucks To Hedge Fund Execs For $550M, Team Likely Staying In Milwaukee

04 / 17 / 14

N.Y.-based Fortress Investment Group co-Founder Wesley Edens and Avenue Capital Group Chair & CEO Marc Lasry have "agreed to buy" the Bucks for $550M from Herb Kohl and to dedicate at least $100M to "construction of a new arena" in Milwaukee, according to Sean Ryan of the MILWAUKEE BUSINESS JOUR...

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