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Chelsea sale: Todd Boehly-led group buys club from Roman Abramovich

A consortium led by American investor Todd Boehly has reached an agreement with Roman Abramovich over the sale of Chelsea, with £2.5 billion going to the sale of the shares, the club confirmed.

Boehly, formerly the president of Guggenheim Partners, is an owner of the Dodgers, Lakers and the WNBA’s Sparks. The group is also led by Dodgers controlling owner Mark Walter, Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss and investment firm Clearlake Capital.

On March 2, Abramovich officially announced that he had put the club up for sale amid the looming threat of sanctions from the British government following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In his statement at the time, Abramovich said that he would establish a charitable foundation to benefit “all victims of the war in Ukraine” with “net proceeds from the sale.” £2.5 billion of the investment will go to these causes, while £1.75 billion will go to the benefit of the club, per the club statement.




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