Despite QPR's perilous financial condition in —08, the combined personal wealth of the club's new owners — which included the then world's eighth richest man, Lakshmi Mittal — sparked speculation that QPR would receive significant further investment from their new benefactors, drawing parallels with their wealthy West London neighbours Chelsea and Fulham. It was expected that the ABC loan would be discharged in June on its maturity and that the debt owed to Caliendo would be paid off "in early " in line with a funding strategy which Ecclestone publicly stated would not result in the wealthy owners simply bankrolling the club.
Mittal's investment is thought to be primarily motivated by his son-in-law's interests and it was assumed that Mittal himself would remain a silent investor while Briatore, Ecclestone and Bhatia worked together to implement the strategy of slowly building the club up ahead of a push for promotion to the Premier League in The new owners also pledged to refurbish Loftus Road and use their experience in Formula One to increase sponsorship revenues. In May , billionaire Vijay Mallya was linked with buying into the club, as part of the Ecclestone, Briatore and Mittal consortium.
Flavio Briatore's future as QPR chairman came into question in September after he left the Renault F1 team in the midst of race fixing allegations. However, his involvement gradually returned, and conflicts between Briatore on the one hand and Bhatia and Saksena on the other resulted in both Bhatia and Saksena leaving QPR in May Amit Bhatia was restored to his position as vice-chairman.
Briatore and Ecclestone were no longer involved with the club, with no board representation or other financial ties. Bhatia also explained in the takeover announcement that the loan, representing the refinanced ABC Corporation debt secured using the stadium as collateral, had now been "bought off" by the new regime -that is, refinanced by new debt.
It is thought that the current debt is represented by a shareholder loan to the club and is non-interest-bearing. On 15 August , Bhatia took over as chairman of the club. Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules.
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