Football Ventures, the consortium of entrepreneurs and successful businessmen buying Bolton – links to rock stars and tennis players

2 July 2019

Photo: Getty Images Bolton are close to securing new owners who will replace Ken Anderson.

Group includes local businessman Michael James, who lent Wanderers money to pay staff wages.

Preferred choice as new owners have close links to Pink Floyd rock star Nick Mason.

Richard Jolly

When Bolton’s administrators, David Rubin & Partners, confirmed that Football Ventures (Whites) Limited were the preferred bidders for the League One club, it capped a long pursuit of the League One club.
While the former Watford owner Laurence Bassini has claimed he made the biggest bid for Wanderers, Paul Appleton, of David Rubin & Partners, said that Football Ventures’ tender was “the highest offer by a substantial margin” and that they had showed proof of funding and the viability of a business plan for a minimum of two years.

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