Josh Kosman

About the Author

Josh Kosman has been a New York Post business reporter for 13 years. In addition to mergers and acquisitions, Josh has regularly broken news on major stories including Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter and upheaval at the Subway fast-food franchise. He wrote the 2009 expose "The Buyout of America" for Penguin Publishing. When he was in college, Kosman gave sports updates on Dr. Dre's hip-hop radio show, where he met rappers including Flavor Flav.

The Archive

Wall Street bankers, lawyers losing out on hundreds of millions in fees after Paramount's scrapped merger: sources

Wall Street bankers and white-shoe law firms are losing out on hundreds of millions of dollars in fees after Shari Redstone this week made a last-minute decision to scrap plans...

Legal threat was 'major factor' in collapse of Paramount's $8B deal with Skydance

A legal threat from investor Mario Gabelli was a "major factor" in this week's implosion of Shari Redstone's deal to merge Paramount Global with Skydance Media.

Behind the Nets ownership decision that drastically altered the NBA

Pagliuca — born in New York and raised in New Jersey — almost teamed up with Joe Tsai to buy the Nets from Russian oligarch Mikhail Prokhorov in 2017.

Michael Bloomberg joins Marc Lore, A-Rod in bid to buy Timberwolves

Lore and Rodriguez are locked in a battle with current T-Wolves majority owner Glen Taylor over control over the team.

How Live Nation and veteran music mogul clinched Dead & Company's lucrative Las Vegas residency -- despite heat from the DOJ

Live Nation and its ex-chairman, the veteran music mogul Irving Azoff, have quietly secured an iron grip over the lucrative Las Vegas residency of Dead & Company -- even as...

Paramount Global shares drop after annual meeting as hopes of merger with Skydance fade

Paramount Global executives revealed a plan to slash costs and find a partner for its streaming service -- but shares fell nearly 5% Tuesday as hopes of a merger with...

KKR hires Andrew Lustgarten, ex-CEO of MSG Sports, to drum up business for Edge observation deck

Private equity giant KKR is bringing in James Dolan’s former right-hand man to attract more visitors to Hudson Yards’ Edge observation deck.

NYC lawmaker blocks Steve Cohen's $8B casino project by Mets' Citi Field

Steve Cohen’s Mets are losers — and so is apparently his Queens casino bid, at least for now.

J.Lo's deal for $1M-per-show Vegas residency in jeopardy as new album, concert tour flop: source

The embattled pop diva -- whose headline-grabbing marriage to Ben Affleck is reportedly crumbling -- recently had been in talks with MGM Grand on a guaranteed $1 million a show...

Sports Illustrated fails to deliver May issue after breakup with publisher: sources

Sports Illustrated’s tumultuous breakup with its publisher caused the magazine to skip production of the May edition – leaving more than 1 million subscribers with empty mailboxes last month, The...

25-year-old Bank of America trader dies — two weeks after death of 35-year-old banker who worked 100 hours a week

“The death of our teammate is a tragedy, and we are shocked by the sudden loss of a popular, young colleague," a spokesman for Bank of America told The Post.

Shohei Ohtani's translator betting probe could roil NY casino race: sources

The Yankees and Mets both whiffed on snagging Shohei Ohtani last year, but "Sho-time" is still shaking up things in New York City -- in the battle for state casino...

Elon Musk's xAI could be valued at more than $20B after heavy demand in first funding round: sources

Musk is asking xAI investors to wire money in Thursday and Friday to close xAI's first round of funding, a source who is investing in the round said.

Banker's sudden death at 35 ignites firestorm over alleged grueling 100-hour workweeks

Many on Wall Street are quick to link his passing to a culture they believe values wealth over wellbeing.

Apollo-Sony bid for Paramount could face antitrust hurdles from feds: sources

Apollo, which teamed with Sony to make a $26 billion all-cash bid for the Shari Redstone-controlled media conglomerate, faces an uphill fight to circumvent the FCC’s 39% cap on the...

Layoffs at Byron Allen's media company will hit 12% of workforce: sources

The comedian-turned media mogul is undergoing a $100 million cost-cutting initiative, sources said.

Delta Boeing 767 jet that dropped emergency slide is 33 years old -- well past normal age for active airliner: experts

The chute from Delta Flight 520 had detached from a panel above the right wing shortly after the Los Angeles-bound plane took off from JFK Airport in New York last...

How California's minimum-wage law could shrink the Subway sandwich chain to its smallest size in decades

"You'll see a lot more people deciding to close when their leases expire," a California franchisee said, explaining that Subways lease their spaces usually with five-year options.

Missing emergency slide that fell off Delta flight found — with a stunning twist

Jake Bissell-Linsk -- a New York attorney whose firm filed a lawsuit against Boeing following the Alaska Airlines door blowout in January -- told The Post he got a surprise...

How OJ Simpson became star witness in a pivotal 1970 trial over helmet safety and set back CTE research for decades 

Lawyers for Rawlings argued during the trial "that the game of football is at stake,” with one of the attorneys asking Simpson if he was aware of the sport’s inherent...