Might the New Dodgers Owners Gobble Up AEG?

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LOS ANGELES - Could the new owners of the Dodgers possibly add the Kings, Lakers, Galaxy and an N.F.L. team to their roster?

Mark Walter, chairman of the Dodgers and chief executive of Guggenheim Partners, said Tuesday that his company is exploring whether to bid on AEG, the Anschutz Co. entity that includes sports teams, Staples Center and the Home Depot Center.

In May, Guggenheim bought the Dodgers for $2.15 billion, a world record price for a sports franchise.

Officials at AEG have indicated they expect their company to sell for $5 billion to $7 billion.

Walter said the possible synergy in marketing and sponsorship among the Los Angeles teams could make AEG an attractive investment.

But since prospective bidders have yet to receive confidential financial information from AEG, Walter could not say for sure that a bid would make sense for Guggenheim.

Walter said it is "not true" that Guggenheim has partnered with anyone on a bid, as had previously been reported.

Guggenheim controls more than $160 billion in assets, according to its website.

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