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CASE STUDY 1 - PRE-PACK SALE OF FLOWER BUSINESS - A flower business was placed into administration after reporting a loss at the end of the financial year although still generating sizeable revenue, having substantial assets and a considerable customer base. Our corporate recovery team was able to broker a pre-pack sale to a home shopping group; primarily testing the market with the full support of the funders while the business was still trading.
We consequently saved all viable parts of the business including 30 jobs, a large network of 750 florists and the entire customer base.
CASE STUDY 2 - 245 JOBS SAVED BY PRE-PACK ADMINISTRATION - One of the UK’s largest mobile phone retailers experienced a cash crisis after aborting the purchase of a large number of extra retail outlets. This was compounded by borrowing conditions, which suddenly worsened. With 245 jobs and 75 outlets at stake, our team successfully orchestrated a complex ‘pre-pack’ administration, whereby the company was placed into administration while its assets were simultaneously sold to a new company.
The business continued trading without a break, saving all 245 jobs at a time of increasing unemployment.
CASE STUDY 3 - PRE-PACK SALE OF CONVEYANCING PRACTICE - A property conveyancing practice sold its traditional commercial and private client business that employed around 40 staff, to another practice. Following this, the practice experienced problems when a major provider of remortgage work reduced its panel of legal firms and withdrew its current instructions of about 3,550.
Our team of administrators were successful in pre-packaging the sale of the remaining practice to a number of other firms, preserving a proportion of jobs and ensuring that the interests of the firm’s clients were and creditors looked after on an ongoing basis.
CASE STUDY 4 - MANAGEMENT SAVE BUSINESS IN PRE-PACK SALE - A granite and stone business was placed into administration following a change in its business model which brought a host of problems to its operations and, coupled with poor trading conditions, resulted in a massive downturn in sales. Our team of specialists were able to broker a pre-pack sale to the existing management.
Without this deal the financial situation of the business was such that it would have ceased trading due to the lack of new orders and liquidity problems. The deal saved 21 jobs.
The administration was a consequence of the challenging economic climate, but also the long-term lease commitments to the landlords of the stores. Attempts were made by the company to renegotiate lease terms, however, these proved unsuccessful. The administration of the company became inevitable. The subsequent sale was a positive result and has safeguarded the jobs of those working for the company.Read the Case Study View all Case Studies
Tuesday 29th March, 2016 Written by Keith Tully
A construction firm based on Merseyside has completed a pre-pack administration process that sees between 30 and 40 of its employees remain in their posts and the business rescued from the prospect of collapse.Learn More…
Wednesday 17th February, 2016 Written by Keith Tully
It has emerged that several of Blue Inc’s creditors could be left out of pocket after the men’s fashion retail company carried out a pre-pack administration process.Learn More…
Tuesday 16th February, 2016 Written by Keith Tully
A pre-pack administration deal has seen more than a thousand jobs saved across the operations of the footwear retailer Brantano, which has dozens of stores around the UK.Learn More…
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11th May 2017 Small companies throughout the UK could be facing a “business support black hole” in the next decade if funding currently allocated to them from the European Union is not replaced after Brexit.
2nd May 2017 The number of company directors who have been banned from leading or forming businesses for five years or longer reached a six-year high during 2015/16, according to the latest figures on the subject.
27th April 2017 A major creditor to Bolton Wanderers has issued a winding up petition against the football club in relation to a £5 million loan given to the organisation last year.
26th April 2017 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) officers have raided the offices of two of England’s largest and best known football clubs over issues relating to suspected income tax and national insurance (NI) fraud.
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