I talked to Los Angeles-based film producer Stephen Rollins Friday to see if he was still interested in purchasing the Thrashers.
You will recall, that in May, the Atlanta native said he had assembled a group of investors that were interested in purchasing an NHL franchise.
“My group and I are still looking at various organizations and Atlanta and the Thrashers are still one of those organizations that we are deeply interested in,” Rollins told the AJC.
Rollins, the head of Los Angeles-based Lightning Picture has said he is part of a multi-city financial entity with members in Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York and London that was put together to purchase a majority interest in an NHL team. He said several of the investors are from Atlanta.
The Atlanta Spirit, owners of the Thrashers, Hawks and Philips Arena, has issued statements saying it is looking for investors to join their group. Co-owner Bruce Levenson said in May that there are three groups interested in investing in the organization that are working with the investment banking firm hired by the partnership. He said in M ay that he expected a deal with one or two of those groups to be completed within 90 days.