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Boehly, Mackesy enter exclusive Washington Spirit talks as Kang makes $35m counteroffer

Washington Spirit controlling owner Y. Michele Kang (Credit: Getty Images)

Billionaire businessman Todd Boehly and retail executive Jennifer Tepper Mackesy are heading an investment group that has entered into exclusive negotiations to secure a controlling interest in the National Women's Soccer League's Washington Spirit.

Boehly is part-owner of the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Lakers and Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers, and also recently led an acquisition of Illinois-based ticket marketplace Vivid Seats. Mackesy is a former collegiate soccer player at William & Mary and sits on the board of US Squash.

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