Below is a list of frequently asked questions compiled to help new visitors to better understand the services on offer from the Administration List, as well as the subscription packages made available.
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Administration List is the UK's leading, independent distressed business research service. We provide a digital service tracking UK insolvencies and listing businesses which have officially been named as insolvent through the courts.
Our team filter through court filings and communicate with our established network of administrators to find the latest insolvency news and regulatory updates. As a subscriber, you have full access to all of the information we hold on businesses that have been placed into administration, liquidation or have had a winding-up petition lodged against them.
These insolvent businesses provide a wealth of acquisition opportunities to buyers with an interest in capitalising on distressed companies. At Administration List it is our goal to provide our subscribers with a constant stream of distressed opportunities over the course of their subscription with us.
We work with a variety of people, services and organisations all sharing a common interest in UK insolvency.
Below is a list of some of the types of people who use our service.
Business owners and company directors use our service to monitor UK insolvencies, either for distressed acquisition opportunities within their industry, or to keep an eye on developments in their sector.
These subscribers are looking for businesses that are likely to present growth potential to their existing business or offer bolt-on opportunities that support their core enterprise. They use our service to look for failing competitors that have fallen foul of the insolvency court proceedings and have been placed into administration or liquidation. Many are also keeping an eye out for companies that are in the early stages of insolvency and have been marked with a winding up petition. These businesses all possess assets which can now be bid on for below market rate due to the target company’s insolvent position.
Assets such as client banks, patents, machinery, property, intellectual property and even office equipment can all be purchased at a reduced market rate because of the target company’s insolvent position.
Entrepreneurs use the real-time data that we provide to find new acquisition opportunities within the distressed market. They use our distressed notifications to ensure they are among the first to hear of any distressed businesses and they make direct contact with the insolvency practitioners we connect them with to gain information on a range of distressed purchase opportunities from client banks to property or even office material. Our entrepreneurs are confident that they can successfully turnaround a business in administration and make a profit in the process.
Insolvency Practitioners or IPs as they are commonly referred to within the industry, use our service to keep up to date with insolvency activity across the UK. As an insolvency practitioner they are licensed and authorised to act in relation to an insolvent individual, partnership or company. IPs are mandated to help rescue insolvent companies, either returning them to profit through a process of restructuring or, failing that, helping the business to sell its assets to recoup money owed to creditors.
Accountants often find the Administration List a cost effective way to monitor distressed UK businesses, using our daily research to help inform them of market activity which they then use to better advise and inform their clients.
Investors of all sizes, based both in the UK and internationally, use our services to monitor various acquisition opportunities and target prospects that they feel will offer a good return on their investment.
With all the information you need in one place, our service is ideal for anyone looking for distressed acquisition opportunities and information on insolvent businesses in the UK.
When you subscribe to Administration List, you are set up with a username and password which our team will send you via email - this gives you access to the subscriber section of the Administration List website. You will then be able to access the following information:
We provide an extensive range of real-time notifications and alerts for distressed businesses in the United Kingdom. You can opt-in to receiving the following:
When you sign in for the first time we will ask for some information from you regarding your preferences for distressed information, as well as asking you a few questions along the way about the sectors and information you’d like to be notified about. Unless you specify your interests, you will be automatically set-up to receive alert notifications for all businesses across our three core monitoring areas: administrations, liquidations and winding up petitions, based on sector preference.
If you have heard rumours of a business which may be operating in your sector and you would like to substantiate those rumours but do not wish to commit to a long-term subscription obligation then you can subscribe for 24 hour access and search through our database for the business or businesses of most interest to you at the time.
Our monthly subscription package is available for those who don't want to subscribe for a full year. As a monthly subscriber you will gain full access to subscriber-only content including full, searchable listings of distressed business in the United Kingdom, contact information for distressed businesses and contact information for the appointed insolvency practitioner or administrator handling the administration as available.
Our monthly subscription is a rolling month renewal which can be cancelled at any time.
For more details on our subscription packages please click here to view more.
If you have found a distressed business that you are interested in, depending on the particular situation, the information and next steps available to you will differ.
Once subscribed to the Administration List service you will be able to view direct contact information where available for businesses placed into administration within the United Kingdom. You will be able to view full details of the administrator appointed as well as dates of appointment and supporting information about the case.
Once subscribed to the Administration List service you will be able to view direct contact information for businesses placed into liquidation within the United Kingdom. You will be able to view full details of the liquidator assigned to administer over the company’s assets.
Once subscribed to the Administration List service you will be able to view direct contact information for businesses that have had winding up petitions lodged against them within the United Kingdom. You will be able to view details of the petition, the target company and the issuer of the petition through the courts.
Administration List provides this information to help fuel and accelerate our subscribers’ acquisition strategies. If you’re looking for more information or an acquisition consultancy service to develop your acquisition strategy, get in touch to find out how we can help.
To access details of any of the distressed businesses we list on the website you will need to choose one of our subscription packages. If you are seriously looking to buy a distressed business or any of its related assets, we would always suggest having all the necessary tools at your disposal to help ensure your success and keep an eye on the evolving market, however, if you know you just want to find out about a single business, we’d recommend taking out our 24 hour subscription.
Administration List is the perfect service tailored for serious business buyers looking to capitalise on distressed acquisition opportunities. In fact, if you are aware of a business in your sector failing under financial pressures, one of our subscribers may already profited from their insolvent situation.