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Nigel Doughty, British businessman, owner (since 1999) and chairman (2001–2011) of Nottingham Forest F.C. died he was 54

Nigel Edward Doughty  was co-chairman and co-founder of Doughty Hanson & Co, a European private equity firm based in London and with offices throughout Europe.

(10 June 1957 – 4 February 2012)

Doughty was born in Newark, Nottinghamshire.
Doughty Hanson & Co traces its history back to 1985 when Doughty
and Richard Hanson began working together on European investments.
Doughty completed his Cranfield BA in 1984 and became a Distinguished
Alumnus of the Cranfield School of Management in 2004.[2]
He made a personal donation in 2006 to establish the Doughty Centre for
Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield School of Management.[3] He was also President of The Cranfield Trust.[4] Doughty was a Trustee of the Doughty Family Foundation[5] and the Doughty Hanson Charitable Foundation.[6]

Doughty was an Assistant Treasurer of the Labour Party[7] and Chairman of the current Small Business Taskforce policy review.[8] He was a member of the World Economic Forum in Davos.[9]

Doughty bought control of Nottingham Forest F.C. for £11 million in 1999.[10] After the departure of Steve McClaren
as Forest manager in October 2011, Doughty announced his decision to
step down as Forest chairman by the end of the 2011–12 season.[11] Doughty’s son Michael is a professional footballer.

On 4 February 2012, Doughty was found dead in the gymnasium of his home in Skillington, Lincolnshire.[10][12][13] His death was due to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS).He is survived by his widow Lucy Doughty and his four children: Helena, Michael, Sean and Lucas Doughty.[14]
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