Friday, June 8th 2012: The staff at Cosmos Sports was a big part in helping former owner Ted Nishi in the recent sale of the Georgetown Raiders Junior A Hockey Club to Bill Court, a Burlington businessman of the Court Group. The deal was approved and finalized on Saturday June 2nd 2012 at the OJHL’s annual general meeting in Mississauga and formally announced in a press release June 4th.
The Cosmos Sports staff assisted Mr. Nishi in confidentially seeking out potential buyers. They approached local hockey associations and individuals within the community to lineup the best possible buyers and narrowed the search down to 5-6 serious inquisitions. Upon finding these interested buyers, Mr. Nishi and the Cosmos staff sat down and interviewed the prospective owners. It was important to Mr. Nishi that current Raiders head coach Greg Walters and athletic trainer Andrew Groombridge were able to continue on with the team through the 2012-2013 season, in addition to many of the dedicated volunteers.
In a letter of appreciation to Cary Kaplan, president of Cosmos Sports, Mr. Nishi had this to say about the staff at Cosmos Sports,
“I want to thank you and your dedicated staff for your hours of investigative work in initiating, pursuing and executing the eventual, successful sale of the storied Georgetown Raiders franchise of the OJHL. Your professional conduct throughout the process, enabled us to attain the maximum value while maintaining the principals…We were able to achieve our financial objectives and enable our staff to continue to go about their regular routine under assurances of financial certainty.”
This is the second OJHL team sale that the Cosmos Sports staff has brokered in the past two years