Birmingham City have confirmed that co-owner David Sullivan and the Gold brothers, chairman David and Ralph, have taken an increased shareholding in the club.
Sullivan spent £574,000 to increase his stake to 24.45 per cent and the Golds between them have splashed out an additional £895,000 to increase their holding to 25.06 per cent. David Gold also individually purchased an additional number of shares for £43,696.
It means Sullivan and the Golds, who celebrate 15 years at the helm next month, own almost 50 per cent of the shares between them.
The trio have admitted that their interest in Blues has been reignited after they were looking to sell earlier this season to Hong Kong businessman Carson Yeung. Yeung, who failed to have Steve McManaman and Fan Zhiyi voted on to the board last week, is still the leading individual shareholder with 29.9 per cent.
In a statement to the Stock Exchange, the club reported: "David Gold now holds 957,372 ordinary shares representing 1.17 per cent of the total shares in issue and Total Voting Rights (‘TVR’). In addition, David Gold is beneficially interested, together with Ralph Gold, director, in a total of 18,924,827 ordinary shares which are held by Gold FC Limited. Therefore David Gold is now beneficially interested in a total of 19,882,199 ordinary shares representing 24.39 per cent of the total shares in issue and TVR."