Burnley’s £170million takeover is FINALLY completed as ALK Capital purchase 84 per cent stake

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Burnley’s £170million takeover is FINALLY completed as American management firm ALK Capital purchase 84 per cent stake in the Clarets just in time for the January transfer window

  • Burnley’s takeover by ALK Capital was completed late on Wednesday night 
  • The American management firm have purchased a controlling 84 per cent stake 
  • The deal was completed just in time for Sean Dyche’s January transfer window
  • Incoming chairman Alan Pace will speak with manager Dyche on transfer targets
  • Ex-shareholders Mike Garlick and John Banaszkiewicz will remain as directors 

Burnley’s protracted takeover was finally completed on Wednesday night, with ALK Capital confirmed as the club’s new owners.

Incoming chairman Alan Pace is set to speak with manager Sean Dyche on Thursday after the American management firm concluded the deal in time for next month’s transfer window.

Sportsmail understands ALK purchased a controlling 84 per cent stake for around £170million.

Burnley's £170million takeover by ALK Captial was completed late on Wednesday night

Burnley’s £170million takeover by ALK Captial was completed late on Wednesday night

The move comes just in time for Sean Dyche to strengthen in the January transfer window

The move comes just in time for Sean Dyche to strengthen in the January transfer window 

Pace, 53, was formally managing director at Citi bank and chief executive of Real Salt Lake as they won the MLS Cup in 2009.

After the deal was announced, Pace said: ‘Today marks a new era for Burnley as we become stewards of this historic football club and build on the impressive work that Mike Garlick, Sean Dyche and everyone at Burnley has done to make it a financially stable, established Premier League club that is a cornerstone of the local community. 

‘With a rich heritage, a brilliant academy, and a passionate fan base, this club has solid foundations to build upon.’

Former shareholders Mike Garlick and John Banaszkiewicz will remain as directors at Turf Moor to ensure a smooth transition in ownership.

Outgoing chairman Mike Garlick (above) will stay on as a director to smooth the process

Outgoing chairman Mike Garlick (above) will stay on as a director to smooth the process

Garlick told the club’s official website: ‘This investment represents a natural progression for Burnley Football Club.

‘In Alan Pace and his team, we are welcoming committed investors to Turf Moor who will be living here in the local community and investing in the club, both on and off the football pitch, for many years to come.

‘My tenure as chairman has always been about ensuring Burnley is a sustainable football club, and this investment provides a long-term plan to maintain that philosophy, whilst driving evolution and innovation.’ 

Former chairman Garlick has been in control of the Lancashire club, with Banaszkiewicz as co-chairman, since 2012. 

The pair have overseen the hiring of Dyche as manager, two Premier League promotions and the £10.6million development of the club’s Barnfield Training Centre. 

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