Chelsea sale: Who’re the important thing folks behind consortium shopping for membership?

Todd Boehly


Chelsea’s new owners are all but confirmed, with the club agreeing terms on its £4.25bn ($5.2bn) sale to a consortium led by Todd Boehly.

But who are the key people behind the consortium?

BBC Sport takes a look.

Todd Boehly

Todd Boehly leads the consortium. He owns 20% of seven-time baseball World Series champions the LA Dodgers and is also a part-owner of US women’s basketball outfit the Los Angeles Sparks.

Together with Mark Walter, he also has a 27% stake in NBA franchise the Los Angeles Lakers.

In 2015, Boehly founded Eldridge Industries, a private holding company that invests in multiple industries. Through Eldridge, he has invested in life insurance firms, real estate companies and technology companies, as well as Bruce Springsteen’s song rights and sports betting firm DraftKings.

In the food industry, he has invested in Aurify Brands – which owns restaurant chains such as Le Pain Quotidien – as well as American brand Chuck E. Cheese.

He is also the interim chief executive of the…