Nippert’s Reds’ ownership sold

Published 12:46 am Wednesday, October 8, 2014

CINCINNATI — On Oct. 3, the Cincinnati Reds approved the sale of a minority interest in the club by The Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust to Mr. Frank Cohen.

Louise and Louis Nippert began a 46-year ownership interest in the Reds when they bought into the club as part of an investors’ group in 1966.

The Nipperts ultimately purchased a majority interest in the Reds in 1973 and retained that interest until 1981. Mrs. Nippert retained a minority interest in the club until her passing in 2012.

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Frank Cohen is a Senior Managing Director for The Blackstone Group, a global investment advisory firm based in New York City.

He is the fourth generation of the Cohen family to be raised in Cincinnati. He is a 1991 graduate of the Seven Hills School. He received a BA from Northwestern University, where he graduated from the Honors Program in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, with a double major in Political Science.

He serves as a director for EOP, CarrAmerica, TRZ Holdings and Blackstone’s industrial venture affiliate, as well as on the Kellogg Real Estate Advisory Board at Northwestern University.