Distressed Businesses

Thornfield Ventures Limited goes into administration


The Rock, a £220 million development in Bury, Lancashire including 60 retail units, a cinema, restaurants, bowling alleys, 170 apartments and a car park, will now be completed by property giant Hammerson after Thornfield Ven...continue reading

Buying a business out of insolvency


A guide from company rescue firm KSA on how to buy a business from an Administrative Receiver, Administrator or Liquidator. This brief article shows you how to go about buying a business from an Insolvency Practitioner (IP) actin...continue reading

Large rise in retail businesses in administration expected for 2010


The UK's retail sector faces another "bloodbath" on the high street next year, according to insolvency specialists. They point to decreased spending and rising unemployment as reasons to expect a wave of administrations echoi...continue reading

Borders - a business turnaround that was doomed to fail


As Borders UK slipped into administration yesterday, many book-lovers across the UK were saddened at the news but my guess is that many of them had not been buying their books at the chain or its Books, Etc division for some time...continue reading

Directors should prepare for business insolvency


Although the number of company insolvencies fell slightly in the third quarter of this year compared with the second quarter, company directors should keep abreast of their company's chances of insolvency. The Insolvency Se...continue reading

Half of all management buy-outs are distressed deals


According to latest figures released by KPMG this week, around half of MBO deals completed over the last three months have involved distressed companies. The other interesting fact born out by the data is that average deal size ...continue reading

Buying a failing business can be an excellent opportunity


Times are still tough for a lot of businesses. According to recent figures from The Insolvency Service, there were 5,055 liquidations in England and Wales in the second quarter of this year. This was a 39.1% increase on the same ...continue reading

Government clarifies rules on Pre-packs


In the current economic climate, as more companies fall into insolvency, we are witnessing the rise of pre-pack administration sales and ensuing media attention. The industry has finally received clear guidance from the Governmen...continue reading

High level of distressed companies in the UK an opportunity for some


Analysts at investment banking and advisory firm, Close Brothers, have reported that the UK is home to more distressed companies than any other country in Western Europe, with 24% of all distressed assets based here. This was w...continue reading

Bosses to try and rescue Coffee Republic


Steven Bartlett, a non executive director of Coffee Republic since last October, has teamed up with Milton Guffogg to assemble a bid ahead of today's deadline to rescue the beleaguered chain. But it looks like there is anothe...continue reading

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