Georgian billionaire Mikheil Lomtadze has revealed what he wants to achieve after officially being named Wycombe Wanderers’ new owner. 

The former private equity investor and entrepreneur was officially announced as the club’s proprietor after his business, Blue Ocean Partners II Limited, purchased the Couhig family’s 90 per cent share of the Adams Park club.

This comes after Rob Couhig, who owned Wanderers for five seasons, announced his intention to sell the Chairboys in the summer of last year.

Speaking on his new purchase, Lomtadze, who resides in Kazakhstan and generated just short of $3b in 2022, told the club’s website: “I am very grateful to Rob and deeply honoured by the opportunity to take the club forward and to be part of Wycombe Wanderers’ successful future.

“You rarely meet people when an immediate friendship is developed from the very first conversation.

“Meeting Rob in the fall of last year was one of such moments in my life.

"I would like to thank Rob for his friendship and trust, and we are very happy that he has agreed to stay as the Chairman of the Board of Directors to continue playing an important role in the Club and help with the smooth transition.

“I want to also recognise Missy and Pete Couhig’s contributions and thank them for all their dedication to the club alongside Rob.

“To the Wycombe fans, I do not and will not take lightly the responsibility for the Club in front of its fans, staff and players.

“Our goal is to achieve long-term success both on and off the pitch whilst building a financially sustainable club.

“The football world is evolving very fast and our priority will be to integrate data analytics and technology to elevate the Club’s performance to new levels.

“I am also a strong believer in youth development and it will be fundamental to the Club’s vision.

"We aim to re-open and build a leading high-performance academy which will become an essential part of our long-term strategy of developing a club that consistently performs at the top level.

“We are looking forward to working with the Wycombe Wanderers Supporters’ Trust as we together take the club into its next chapter.

“I’m excited to get started and I look forward to seeing everyone down at Adams Park for the start of the 2024/25 season.”

Wycombe ended the 2023/24 season in 10th place in League One – the sixth-highest finish in the club’s history.

Additionally, during the Couhig’s tenure, Wanderers reached three Wembley finals and played a season in the Championship.

Who is Wycombe's new owner?

Mikheil Lomtadze is a technology investor and entrepreneur, who founded, the leading technology company in Central Asia with a mission to improve people’s lives by developing innovative mobile products and services.

He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and is an executive director of the company.

The 48-year-olds holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School, and is a member of Harvard Business School’s Middle East & North Africa Advisory Board.