Administration

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Company Administration

What does administration mean?   

For a viable company that’s struggling with company insolvency, a company administration can be a catalyst for change; a lifeline to corporate turnaround.   

Call 0121 201 1720 for immediate administration advice.

At its start..

Company directors, creditors or floating charge holders can use an administration process to seek legal protection (statutory moratorium) from creditors pursuing the company; allowing a breathing space to rescue and restructure the business whilst achieving one of the purposes of an Administration:
  • Rescue the company as a going concern, or
  • Achieve a better result for the company’s creditors as a whole than would be likely if the company were wound up (without first being in administration), or
  • Realising property to make a distribution to secured or preferential creditors.

As such an Administration may result in a share sale, a sale of the business and assets (including staff) to a new owner (and potentially result in the old company being liquidated – a CVL or dissolved) or lastly, disposal of the assets.

A ‘trading administration’ allows a company to operate whilst under the protection of administration.  Thus contracts and orders can be completed, to the benefit of both the company and creditors.

During administration

An administration requires that a licensed insolvency practitioner (such as ourselves) act as the ‘administrator’.  In assuming the role of administrator, for the period of the company administration (usually no more than 12 months), the insolvency practitioner takes control of the company.  They fulfil the purpose of the Administration, with the continued legal protection from creditors.  The rescue process will potentially save jobs as well as protect directors from any exposure to wrongful trading risks. 

At its end.

There are several exit routes available when the Administration reaches a conclusion. This may include handing back the business to the existing owners or where the goal is corporate restructuring and turnaround, the company may enter into a CVA (company voluntary arrangement) therefore giving control back to the directors.

Frequently, as a result of corporate turnaround, organisations are better positioned to plan, manage and respond to future changes in their business environment. 

Call 0121 201 1720 for immediate administration advice.


On occasion, before company administration occurs a pre pack sale may be agreed, shortening the administration period.  

Please note, a company administration is different to an administrative receivership.


Administration 

Action For: Winding Up Petitions, Receiverships, Distraints, Walking Possession, Repossession


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