Everton: Who is Peter Kenyon and who is part of the consortium planning to buy Everton?

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Peter Kenyon heads a consortium that wants to buy Everton from Farhad Moshiri

From the protests during the managerial selection to fans calling for better communication, Moshiri’s latest year as the owner of the club has certainly not been smooth. Some argue that he’s too emotionally involved and interferes with the footballing matters. It now appears that the British-Iranian businessman is now mulling over selling the club.

Moshiri bought 49.9% stake in Everton for £185 million. Today, he owns 94% of the club. He converted £100 million debt into shares. On top of that, he has already invested £100 million into Bramley-Moore Dock. His 94% stake approximately amounts to £350 million.


Perhaps, the British-Iranian businessman is thinking about a sale because of the recent events and because of the lack of presence of Alisher Usmanov, a strong partner. Usmanov, a friend of Kremlin and Moshiri have been closely associated since the days when they had a stake in Arsenal. The majority of Moshiri’s wealth comes from stock options and shares in Usmanov’s businesses.

When Russia declared war on Ukraine, close allies of Kremlin were affected and Usmanov was one of them. Russian businessmen were sanctioned and Everton severed their ties with Usmanov and USM. So, essentially, Moshiri wouldn’t have any backing from Usmanov in the form of sponsorships which won’t allow him to offset any losses or at least reduce them through sponsorships.

According to The Telegraph, Peter Kenyon is fronting a consortium that is in talks to buy Everton from Moshiri. Though the talks are in very early stages, Moshiri believes to value Everton at over £500 million.

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