Editorial: A look back over 2018

Blues’ final match of 2018 finished in a dour draw yesterday to bring what has most things considered been a successful year for the club. The turn of a new year is a time for reflection on what has passed and thoughts for the future, and in that vein I thought I would share mine.

BSH: TTA Extend £25million Loan

Birmingham Sports Holdings today announced to the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong that Trillion Trophy Asia have extended a HK$250million loan facility for a further two years. The loan was due to elapse on December 21, 2018 but both parties have agreed to extend the facility and its loan repayment period.

BSH: Two Year Anniversary

The two-year anniversary of the takeover of Birmingham Sports Holdings by Paul Suen Cho Hung’s Trillion Trophy Asia vehicle approaches in October. With it being public knowledge that Suen could not sell his stake in BSH within two years, will this anniversary herald a change of owner?

HK: Anonymity and Understanding

One of the biggest things I want to achieve while I’m out here in Hong Kong is to help the fans who want to know more about the ownership of the club to understand how it all works. I know it’s not something everyone cares about – but I believe it’s important so that we know what to expect from Birmingham City’s owners and what to hope for.

BSH: The Faceless Four

Dragon Villa will become the second biggest shareholder in Birmingham Sports Holdings (and thus by extension BCFC) once the share subscription announced on Thursday goes through. Their holding will take them above the 10% threshold that ensures that their owner Lei Sutong has to take the much-maligned Owners and Directors Test. Just who are these people?

BSH: The Slow Transition

When Trillion Trophy Asia owner Paul Suen Cho-hung finally took control of Birmingham Sports Holdings in October 2016, he committed to not selling his stake in the holding company for a two-year period. With that period elapsing in less than six months, what does the future hold for BSH?

BCFC: Ownership 101

I think it’s safe to say that the ownership situation at Birmingham City is still one of mystery to some people, judging by some of the questions I get asked via social media or email. With this in mind I wanted to put together an article answering the questions that get asked the most to help improve people’s understanding.

BSH: The Elusive Mr King – Pt 2

On December 1st this website identified a shadowy figure behind the scenes at BCFC, previously known only as “Mr King” as Chinese businessman Wang Yaohui. In this follow-up article this website reveals further links between Wang and Birmingham Sports Holdings.

BSH: Cambodia deal approved

Birmingham Sports Holdings have today confirmed to the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong that shareholder approval has been granted for the proposed Cambodia deal at today’s Extraordinary General Meeting.