Report: Romney-led group attempted to buy Marlins

Possible deal reportedly fell through for unknown reason


MIAMI – An investment group headed by former presidential nominee Mitt Romney was reportedly interested in buying the Miami Marlins.

The Boston Globe reports that Solamere Capital, an investment firm run by Romney and his oldest son, Tagg, had discussions about buying the franchise.

The report says the deal fell through, although it's not clear how far talks, if any, had progressed.

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has never previously mentioned being interested in selling the team he has owned since 2002.

The Globe says that Solamere Capital was interested in purchasing the Marlins on behalf of other families that are part of the group.

It adds that while Romney was part of the discussions, he was not at the forefront of any possible bid.

The Marlins refused to comment on the report.