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Dubai owners unveil new Leeds United manager

Dubai owners unveil new Leeds United manager

Dubai-based GFH Capital, owners of English football club Leeds United, have confirmed the appointment of Brian McDermott as the club’s new manager with immediate effect. McDermott has agreed a three-year contract and will be joined by Nigel Gibbs as hi…

Sale of Leeds United will make GFH Capital a tidy profit

Sale of Leeds United will make GFH Capital a tidy profit

Bahraini GFH Capital is considering selling a majority stake of Championship club Leeds United which it has owned since December 21. GFH bought Leeds from Ken Bates for £17million plus payments based on reaching the Premier League within four years. A multi-national consortium led by former Hull City executive Adam Pearson has made proposals to buy either 51 per cent or all of GFH’s shareholding, which values Leeds at around £25m. According to a GFH statement, they received an offer for a majority stake that has not been accepted, although they have been seeking strategic investors.

Leeds United set for new takeover

Leeds United set for new takeover

Leeds United owners GFH Capital are reportedly planning to sell the football club, just seven weeks after completing their takeover. Current owner of Hull FC rugby league club Adam Pearson is believed to be leading a bid by a consortium of Yorkshire bu…

GFH Capital, Leeds United and Shari’ah law

GFH Capital, Leeds United and Shari’ah law

The takeover of Leeds United Football Club by GFH Capital raised disputes on the level of Shari’ah compliance associated with the deal. A statement by David Haigh, deputy chief executive officer and chief operating officer of GFH Capital, stumbled up…

GFH Capital wants Leeds all to itself

GFH Capital wants Leeds all to itself

According to GFH Capital, it wants to buy the football club Leeds for itself and is not acting on behalf of a third party. The bank plans to acquire all 100% of Leeds City Holdings Limited’s equity in an all-cash deal. In case of a successful bid, the…

GFH Capital in talks to takeover Leeds United

GFH Capital in talks to takeover Leeds United

GFH Capital discusses the takeover of the English football club Leeds United and has considerably advanced in its negotiations. Even though a football club is not typical for a bank’s business, GFH Capital has discussed logistic and other issues at len…