OFFICIAL CLUB BOND
The Peterborough United Bond

The Peterborough United Bond

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9% interest per annum
Payable in cash
15% Promotion Bonus
If Peterborough United is promoted to the EFL Championship during the bond term
ISA eligible
Qualifies for tax-free investment through a Tifosy Innovative Finance ISA
5 Years
Initial fixed-term

The history of Peterborough United FC dates back to 1934. The Club has given its community of supporters many memorable moments, and has been home to many households names such as David Seaman, Gary Breen, Matthew Etherington, Dwight Gayle, Micky Gynn and Ivan Toney.

It is an exciting time for Peterborough United. Under the guidance of the ownership group a number of key investments have been made, amongst them the acquisition of the Weston Homes Stadium and the upgrading of the Club's Academy to Category 2 status. The Club vision is to be a top-half Championship club, delivering competitive and entertaining football while becoming financially self-sustainable. The Board is committed for the long-term and is focused on delivering success on the pitch while accelerating Club revenues and keeping costs under control.

 

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It is mission-critical for Peterborough United to invest into safe standing in the London Road End - to improve matchday experience and enable use of the stand in the EFL Championship, where old-style terracing is no longer permitted.

Equally important is the development of the modern sports bar facility in the Main Stand, which will not only provide for a great supporter experience on matchdays but will also open 7 days a week, driving meaningful incremental revenue into the Club.

Funds raised over the initial target of £1.5m will be allocated to the first phase of work towards a new stadium for the city, namely the architectural, surveying and engineering work required to submit a formal planning application.

The Peterborough United Bond provides supporters and other investors with the opportunity to invest in these projects, building the Club’s future alongside the owners. 

The bond is a modern, flexible and innovative solution which is designed to offer a competitive return on investment while also enabling investors to demonstrate support for the Board's vision and plans for the Club.

Together, we can create a brilliant future for Peterborough United.

Bondholder Privileges

Investors in the Peterborough United Bond will be entitled to a range of Bondholder Privileges depending on the level of their investment. Apart from lapel pins which are different at each level of investment, all privileges are cumulative i.e. Silver level also carries the privileges from Bronze, Blue and White levels

The names of all Bondholders will be included on a plaque, to be mounted on the wall at the entrance to the new sports bar in the Main Stand

Note: Experiences are one-off (not annual) privileges to be redeemed within the 5-year fixed term of the bond

Bondholder Privileges

  • Gold bondholder lapel pin
  • Exclusive Peterborough United FC players & staff Puma polo shirt
  • Invitation for 2 to VIP opening ceremony new sports lounge with PUFC legends & dignitaries
  • Appear in the 2022/23 squad photo and get a framed copy
  • VIP matchday – lunch with Chairman & owners, meet & greet team, watch match in Directors Box
  • Silver bondholder lapel pin
  • Exclusive Peterborough United FC players & staff Puma polo shirt
  • Invitation for 2 to VIP opening ceremony new sports lounge with PUFC legends & dignitaries
  • Appear in the 2022/23 squad photo and get a framed copy
  • VIP matchday – lunch with Chairman & owners, meet & greet team, watch match in Directors Box
  • Bronze bondholder lapel pin
  • Exclusive Peterborough United FC players & staff Puma polo shirt
  • Invitation for 2 to VIP opening ceremony new sports lounge with PUFC legends & dignitaries
  • Appear in the 2022/23 squad photo and get a framed copy
  • VIP matchday – lunch with Chairman & owners, meet & greet team, watch match in Directors Box
  • Blue bondholder lapel pin
  • Exclusive Peterborough United FC players & staff Puma polo shirt
  • Invitation for 2 to VIP opening ceremony new sports lounge with PUFC legends & dignitaries
  • Appear in the 2022/23 squad photo and get a framed copy
  • VIP matchday – lunch with Chairman & owners, meet & greet team, watch match in Directors Box
  • White bondholder lapel pin
  • Exclusive Peterborough United FC players & staff Puma polo shirt
  • Invitation for 2 to VIP opening ceremony new sports lounge with PUFC legends & dignitaries
  • Appear in the 2022/23 squad photo and get a framed copy
  • VIP matchday – lunch with Chairman & owners, meet & greet team, watch match in Directors Box

Key People

Darragh MacAnthony

Owner

Darragh MacAnthony

Owner

Darragh MacAnthony was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1976 and was educated at St Mary's College, Dublin before moving to Spain with his family at the age of 15 and continuing his studies at the English International College. Still in Spain, he formed the property group MacAnthony Realty in 2000, selling over 28,000 overseas holiday homes in 19 countries including the Bahamas, Bulgaria, Cyprus and the Dominican Republic and employing over 3,000 people. He also operated a 24-hour satellite TV channel, Overseas Property TV. In September 2006, Darragh was appointed Chairman of Peterborough United, becoming the youngest chairman in the Football League at the age of 30, before taking over ownership in August 2007. Replace with in 2011, Darragh provided a six figure sum to set up the newly founded Helping Hands Group, a company providing services to young adults with severe learning/physical disabilities and served as Chairman of the company for over 10 years. He has published a football magazine, and in 2012 published a book about his experiences in football, From Hobby to Obsession. At the Club, Darragh takes responsibility for player recruitment alongside Director of Football Barry Fry and has overseen four promotions and victory in the Football League Trophy in 2014.

R. Stewart Thompson

Co-owner

R. Stewart Thompson

Co-owner

Randal Stewart Thompson was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1965 and studied at the Universities of British Columbia and Alberta before becoming Chief of Staff to the Minister of Technology, Research and Communications. In 1992, Stewart founded an internet service provider which he sold in 1996 before becoming CEO and Chairman of a Canadian entertainment company specialising in gaming, music and new media. In 1997 he founded VA Angels, now Valhalla Private Capital, and built a career as a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, serving as executive, director or advisor for a number of the companies in which he has invested as well as acting as being the founder or a founding partner of four funds. Since its foundation Valhalla has placed over $80m CDN of investment funding into new businesses, and Stewart has personally invested into more than 100 companies. He has also assisted a large number of companies to understand the start-up financing process, running bootcamps in Canada and the U.S. and enabling hundreds of entrepreneurs to find the right type of capital for their venture. He was recognised for his contribution to the growth and development of Angel investing in Canada with national Investor of the Year awards in 2014 and again in 2018. He joined the Peterborough United Board in February 2018.

Jason Neale

Co-owner

Jason Neale

Co-owner

Jason Neale was born in Southampton in November 1968 and was an avid Southampton FC supporter until investing into PUFC.  He studied at the University of Essex, where he was awarded a PhD in Electronic Systems Engineering and later an MBA from both Columbia University (US) and London Business School (UK).  Upon graduating from his PhD he joined EMS Technologies in Montreal where he worked on satellite systems, before founding OmniGlobe Networks in 2005 to provide affordable and reliable internet, cellular and satellite communications services in areas where land-based telecom is unavailable or unviable. He also founded Lynx Mobility in 2008, delivering cellular coverage to Northern Canadian communities. After exiting both companies, Jason co-founded Acheson Mobile Investments in 2014, raising capital and lending to technology companies in Canada. He became a registered political lobbyist and helped companies gain access to government funding and acted as investor, advisor and restructuring director to companies in several fields. In 2015, Jason founded BlueStar Coachlines, a transportation company serving Western Canada and the United States, and the following year co-founded Old Kent Road Financial with Stewart Thompson, providing a range of debt and equity options for high growth companies primarily in the technology sector. Jason is a former Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.  He joined the Peterborough United Board in February 2018.

Barry Fry

Director of Football

Barry Fry

Director of Football

Barry Fry was born in April 1945 in Bedford. He apprenticed at Manchester United and played for Bolton Wanderers, Luton Town and Leyton Orient before being retiring prematurely due to injury. He moved into management, leading Barnet FC to a first promotion to the football league in 1991. In April 1993, with Barnet on their way to a second promotion in three seasons, he was asked to help Southend United fight for First Division survival: he duly kept them up, finishing in 18th place. He moved to Birmingham City where a tough first season ended in relegation to Division Two but guided them back as 1994-95 league champions and won the Auto Windscreen Shield; the team reached the League Cup semi-finals the following season. In 1996, Barry became Chairman and manager of Peterborough United and led the team for nine years, seeing success in the play-off final at Wembley in 2000. Barry also served as Club Secretary and saw the Club through difficult periods in his time as owner. In 2007 is took on the role of Director of Football and has overseen a hugely successful period of recruitment and player trading. He was inducted into the EFL Hall of Fame for his services to football and is arguably one of the best-known characters within the game.

David Paton

Chief Executive Officer

David Paton

Chief Executive Officer

David Paton was born in Dundee in 1980 and studied at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen before moving to London to join Baker Tilly as an Associate in business recovery. In 2004 he moved to Deloitte as a Senior Associate in transaction and reorganisation services and in 2005 was appointed Head of Risk & Compliance at recruitment firm JCL Allemby Hunt. In 2008, David moved to accountancy firm Grant Thornton to Head of Sports Advisory, where he initially worked within the Post-merger & Implementation Team before creating the Sports Advisory Group within the Firm. He founded the sports advisory firm Kinross Sport in 2012, working with major domestic and international sports organisations on strategic planning and implementation, elite & emerging talent management, event design, planning & execution and corporate and commercial consulting. In 2019, David served as interim COO at Blackpool Football Club, implementing a major turnaround plan through the Receivership of the business, and continued in the role for a transition period following the club’s sale to Simon Sadler. He joined Peterborough United as CEO in January 2022, charged with implementing the Club’s strategy to deliver on commercial and financial objectives while leading plans to develop a new stadium and community venue.

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About the Peterborough United Bonds

About the Peterborough United Bonds

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