Bolton Wanderers are pleased to launch the Wanderers Bond - a new and exciting opportunity for supporters and other interested parties to invest in the future of the Club.
Following their acquisition of Bolton Wanderers in the summer of 2019, the Club's Board have invested and worked tirelessly to stabilise the Club's financial position, restore trust amongst the community and deliver successful results on the pitch.
And following a transformative four years under the stewardship of Football Ventures (Whites) Limited, Bolton Wanderers has returned to winning ways, validated through triumph in the 2023 Papa Johns Trophy, a place in the Sky Bet League One play-offs, meaningful commercial growth and record season ticket sales.
The launch of the Wanderers Bond now offers the chance to share in this upwards trajectory and play an important part in building a sustainable future for Bolton Wanderers.
Speaking about the journey Bolton Wanderers FC has been on, Chairman Sharon Brittan said: “With a rich history and an enviable heritage behind us, it is only right that supporters of Bolton Wanderers have a bright future to look forward to.
"In just four years, along with our incredible fans, we have made enormous strides together and have tasted success. On the pitch, promotion and silverware have been achieved while we are continuing to build strong and durable bridges with our community and the other institutions of our great town.
"We want to continue to be pioneers on and off the field and put innovation and supporter engagement at the forefront of everything we do.
"The Wanderers Bond will allow us to do this and to provide supporters and others who want to be part of this journey the unique opportunity to invest in Bolton Wanderers at this exciting juncture in our modern history."
Neil Hart, Chief Executive Officer at Bolton Wanderers said: "Very simply, we want to get to the Championship and stabilise the Club there. Funding is required to develop areas of Bolton Wanderers and achieve that key objective, and the Wanderers Bond offers a route to do that and for supporters to play a part in growing the Club.
"Funds raised from the initiative will be utilised in two ways; for sporting enhancements including player recruitment, training facilities and advanced sports science, and also to improve Club infrastructure in areas such as the Fan Zone, the ticket office and club shop, concourses, hospitality and for improving connectivity at the stadium, which is long overdue.
"As ever, we have the very best interests of the Club at heart in every decision we make and we hope this Bond offers a new and exciting way for supporters, and others who want to join us, to further connect with Bolton Wanderers and play an invested part in its future."
What Is The Wanderers Bond?
Effectively a loan to the Club, the Wanderers Bond will pay a fixed rate of interest over its five-year term, after which the amount invested will be repaid to the Bondholder. The key terms of the Wanderers Bond are as follows:
- 8.5% interest per annum payable in cash on the anniversary of the Bond
- 10% Championship Bonus payable upon the Club competing in the EFL Championship from the 24/25 season (either via promotion from League One or retaining their Championship status)
- ISA Eligible for tax-free returns through an Innovative Finance ISA
- Minimum investment £500 and in increments of £500 (no maximum investment)
For more information on the Wanderers Bond and to receive priority investment access, visit www.tifosy.com/bwfc to pre-register now. The pre-registration deadline is 23:59, 17th May 2023.
Don’t invest unless you’re prepared to lose all the money you invest. This is a high-risk investment and you are unlikely to be protected if something goes wrong.
An explanation of the risks and the full terms and conditions is available at www.tifosy.com/bwfc. Approved as a financial promotion by Tifosy Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (no. 717605).