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Australian companies that are in administration feature in the lists below. See also below for an explanation of administration and how to determine if your company is in administration.
(a small selection)
|CODE||DATE OF ADMIN||EVENT|
|ALTURA MINING LIMITED||AJM||26 Oct 20||Clifford Stuart Rocke and Jeremy Joseph Nipps of Cor Cordis were appointed Joint and Several Voluntary Administrators of Altura Mining Limited on 26 October 2020 by the company's first ranking secured creditor, BNY Trust Company of Australia as Trustee of Pilgangoora Security Trust.|
|CROPLOGIC LIMITED||CLI||22 Jul 20||As of 5pm on 22 July 2020, the Board of CLI resolved to appoint Craig Bolwell of Bolwell Corporate Advisory as liquidator of Croplogic Australia Pty Ltd, and Craig William Melhuish and Christine Jane Johnston of Nexia New Zealand as joint and several voluntary administrators of Croplogic Limited, in accordance with Section 239I of the Companies Act 1993.|
|AFFINITY ENERGY AND HEALTH LIMITED||AEB||01 Jul 20||At approximately 8:00AM on 1 July 2020, the Board of Directors appointed Bryan Hughes and Daniel Bredenkamp of Pitcher Partners as Joint and Several Administrators of the Company pursuant to section 436A of the Corporations Act 2001.|
|COUGAR METALS NL||CGM||30 Jun 20||At approximately 2:00PM on 30 June 2020, the Board of Directors appointed Bryan Hughes and Daniel Bredenkamp of Pitcher Partners as Joint and Several Administrators of the Company pursuant to section 436A of the Corporations Act 2001.|
|THE PAS GROUP LIMITED||PGR||29 May 20||The PAS Group Limited has entered voluntary administration, with the Group's Board of Directors appointing PwC partners Stephen Longley, David McEvoy, and Martin Ford as Voluntary Administrators.|
|GENERA BIOSYSTEMS LIMITED||GBI||21 May 20||administrators Stephen Dixon and Richard Rohrt of Hamilton Murphy appointed - first meeting of creditors to be held on 2 June 2020|
|SILVER HERITAGE GROUP LIMITED||SVH||18 May 20||On 18 May 2020 the Board of Directors appointed Ryan Eagle and Amanda Coneyworth of KPMG as Administrators.|
|LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS LIMITED||LNG||30 Apr 20||Craig Crosbie, Simon Theobald and Daniel Walley of PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia are appointed joint and several Voluntary Administrators of the Company|
|VIRGIN AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED||VAH||21 Apr 20||the company has appointed Vaughan Strawbridge, John Greig, Sal Algeri and Richard Hughes of Deloitte as voluntary administrators of the company and a number of its subsidiaries|
|SKY AND SPACE GLOBAL LTD||SAS||06 Apr 20||Messrs Richard Albarran, Cameron Shaw and Richard Lawrence of Hall Chadwick Chartered Accountants were appointed as Joint and Several Voluntary Administrators of the Company pursuant to Section 436A of the Corporations Act 2001 on Monday, 6 April 2020.|
What can an administrator do?
The administrator is empowered to do anything that the company or any of its officers could do previously. He can carry on the business of the company as well as terminate it, or any part of it. His job is to investigate the company’s activities and report to creditors at meetings. The first has to be held within eight business days of being appointed and the second within five to six weeks of being appointed.
The administrator is supposed to oversee a corporate rescue mechanism that gives the company a better chance of surviving or that results in a better return to creditors. That's the theory. In practice, while the entity and even the business may survive, the shareholders have almost invariably lost their investment.
A voluntary administrator is not required to report to shareholders on the voluntary administration, but a few of the more enlightened administrators do brief shareholders of listed companies via the ASX Announcements platform.
Creditors make the decisions
The second meeting of creditors is the important meeting. Shareholders do not get to vote. But the creditors then vote to either return control to directors, or place the company in liquidation, or execute a Deed of Company Arrangement, commonly called a DOCA. The DOCA may enable the company to continue trading and offers the prospect of a better return to creditors than liquidation. When the terms of the DOCA are effectuated, the company reverts to the control of its existing directors or new directors. Depending on the outcomes, it may also go straight into liquidation.
Administration never augurs well
In Australia, voluntary administration has never augured well for shareholders; they usually lose all or most of their investment. Creditors via an Administrator (rather than large shareholders via the board) control the company.
Sometimes administrators hold out the prospect of value for shareholders in the corporate shell. But usually this involves only small entities (resuscitated by backing into the corporate shell a new business or another business and raising new capital), and existing shareholdings are savagely diluted, such that an average shareholding is of nominal value only.
Voluntary Administration -
what does it mean to you as a shareholder?
Administration is the beginning of the end for shareholders. If your company has been placed in administration, its business has almost certainly failed and your shares are of little, if any, value. The chances of any significant recovery, even if the entity is re-structured and recapitalised, are remote.
Remember who your directors and executives were and resolve to avoid in future any companies they may be involved in.
Finding your company
If your company has been delisted or is suspended from quotation it may well be in administration. You can click on the link above to see a list of all companies in administration or find a specific company that is in administration by:
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