Thursday 12 July 2012

Jiminez tightens grip at The Valley

Tony Jimenez has substantially increased his share in CAFC Holdings Ltd, the company which owns Charlton Athletic. Jimenez previously held a 28 per cent stake in the company, but the Charlton website was updated this morning and his share has now increased to 47.6 per cent.

CAFC Holdings Ltd owns 90 per cent of Baton 2010 Ltd – the company which owns Charlton Athletic Football Company Ltd – with former Addicks owner Richard Murray owning the remaining 10 percent.

Current chairman Michael Slater retains a 23 percent interest in CAFC Holdings Ltd, meaning Jimenez has strengthened his position by buying the shares of unnamed minority shareholders.

Today’s news follows recent speculation by Addicks fans concerned at what has been going on behind the scenes at the club over the summer following the departures of Peter Varney as executive vice chairman and Alex Newall as a director.

A spokesman for Charlton Athletic told News Shopper this lunchtime there would be no further comment on today’s confirmation Jimenez is now the single biggest shareholder or to any other questions about the club’s finances.

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