Aston Villa news: Nassef Sawiris & Wes Edens update as Rangers striker transfer discussed

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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.

Until now.

Aston Villa co-owners Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris with chief executive Christian Purslow (centre)
Aston Villa co-owners Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris with chief executive Christian Purslow (centre)

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.

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