Coventry City FC announce Stratford businessman Doug King as new owner

Sky Blues confirm the club have a new owner, Doug King taking a majority share from Sisu Capital Ltd Credit: ITV News

Coventry City football club have announced Stratford-businessman Doug King has taken over the club as the new majority owner.

In a statement, the club said: "Mr King’s purchase of the Sky Blues has been ratified by the EFL and final documents exchanged with SISU Capital Ltd for the purchase of 85% of the Club, confirming him as new majority Owner.

"The deal involves clearing all of the Club’s debts accrued prior to King’s agreement to purchase the Club in November, and provides a new start for the Club under fresh ownership."

The club also to thank the EFL for their assistance in this process, particularly over the Festive period.

Who is Doug King?

Doug King is the CEO of Stratford-upon-Avon based Yelo Enterprises, a rapeseed and animal feed enterprise.

He recently invested over £70m in the region through the construction of a state-of-the-art oilseed processing facility using renewable energy.

Doug also co-founded, and majority owns, RCMA Capital LLP, which oversees investments of over $400m.

The new owner of Coventry City said: “I am honoured and excited to be taking this Club forward into its next chapter."

“To get this deal ratified in just over six weeks and over the Christmas period was a great effort from all involved."

“Already I have been struck by the enthusiasm of Sky Blues fans, with many personally wishing me well and I thank them for those sentiments."

“I am looking forward to the future of this great Club and what we can achieve together.”

Joy Seppala, of SISU Capital Ltd, said:

“Coventry City’s future is bright under Doug King’s leadership.

“Enthusiasm, determination and commitment are precisely what this great football club will have with Doug, and I look forward to watching Coventry City go from strength to strength.”