Companies House update
Aston Villa’s benefactor owners have been in charge since July 2018.
Billionaires Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens saved Villa from liquidation that summer when they bought a controlling stake in the club from Tony Xia, with Villa facing a financial crisis.
Since then, the pair have injected hundreds of millions of pounds into the club, overseeing a return to the Premier League and a complete revamp of the first team squad.
But since the day the men walked into Villa Park, the name of the parent company controlling Villa – the one Sawiris and Edens took control of to take control of the club – hasn’t reflected their ownership.
Tony Xia owned Villa from June 2016 – shortly after Villa’s relegation to the Championship – until Sawiris and Edens arrived on the scene two years and a month later.
Under his ownership, Villa’s parent company reflected the name of his Chinese business empire: Recon.
Villa’s parent went by the name Recon Sports Limited for the first year of Xia’s ownership; after that it became Recon Group UK Limited.
But with Xia now part of the Villa past rather than the Villa present, a name change has been unveiled to reflect the current regime.
Villa’s parent now goes by the name NSWE UK Limited, a filing to Companies House reveals.