I'd imagine the wealthy friends are Hearts supporters, so I can understand them assisting their club. I don't get wealthy businessmen gifting to the SPFL in general. Doncaster is quoted as saying "The offer from James is an extremely generous one and we have committed to work together to quickly iron out the details and develop a concrete proposal which could make a significant difference to our 42 clubs." I may be cynical and be doing James Anderson a disservice, but "no such thing as a free lunch" springs to mind.
Like your good self, I'd love to see the cabal exposed, whether it be by Hearts, Rangers or anyone else. My hope is that Rangers quote of “the status quo cannot hold” is based on an intent rather than an exasperation, otherwise Scottish Football is terminally ill.