Halco Rock Tools Limited administration

Halco Rock Tools Limited administration

Howard Smith and Jonny Marston were appointed Joint Administrators of Halco Rock Tools Limited (the ‘Company’ or ‘Halco’) on 31 August 2016.

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The Company operated from leasehold premises in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, and supplied specialist air hammers and associated parts into the mining and oil & gas sectors.  

Halco had suffered from severe working capital difficulties in recent months, following falling turnover and, as a result, its private equity owner had exited the investment. Continued creditor pressure led to the Company instructing KPMG LLP to assist in finding further investment or a buyer. 

Following an accelerated marketing process, the Joint Administrators facilitated a pre-pack sale of business and assets of the Company immediately upon their appointment to a connected party. The transaction preserved 45 jobs, as the sale saw all of the Company’s 45 employees transfer to the purchaser.

The Joint Administrators are currently concentrating on all post sale agreement matters and on realising the assets that were not included in the sale. 



For queries relating to the administration: 

Sale of business – Kevin Flatley

Tel: 0113 231 3155

Debtors – Kevin Flatley

Tel: 0113 231 3155

Property enquiries – Kevin Flatley

Tel: 0113 231 3155

Creditors and all other queries – Christos Oikonomakis

Tel: 0161 246 4282

Media contact: Alastair Henry, Citypress (on behalf of KPMG)

Tel: 0161 235 0300 

Email: alastair.henry@citypress.co.uk


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