Sullivan and Gold increase Hammers stake

Sullivan and Gold, who previously owned Birmingham, bought the

Hammers from financially-stricken Icelandic group CB Holdings in

January. Today they have both increased their share of the club

from 25% to 30% at a cost of £8million, with £4million

going to CB Holdings and the other half to the club. Sullivan said

in a statement on the club website, www.whufc.com: “Myself and

David Gold are, like you, West Ham United fans and our aim is to

ensure our club enjoys a stable and successful future. “To this

end, we have both invested a further £4million to increase our

shareholding to 30% each.”