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Capper-Neill

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Storage tank, pipework and material handing systems maker of Warrington

1965 William Neill and Son merged with Capper Holdings; company renamed Capper-Neill[1]

1973 Was the main steel fabricating subsidiary of Capper-Neill[2]

1976 Acquired Custom Coils[3]

1977 Acquired Ronksley Investments (previously Arthur Lee Investments) and Glover Group[4]

1977 Subsidiaries included[5]:

1978 Rights issue to pay for new head office and new factory in Southampton[6]

1983 In the face of unexpected threat of bankruptcy due to disputes about contracts in the Middle East, the company was rescued by cash injection by Consolidated Contractors (CCC) of Lebanon and the banks, who effectively assumed control of the company[7]

1984 Company forced into receivership by the banks[8]

1984 Management buy-out of Capper Pipe Service[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 16 July 1965
  2. The Times, 12 April 1973
  3. The Times, Mar 02, 1976
  4. The Times (London, England), Thursday, Feb 10, 1977
  5. The Times, Jun 14, 1977
  6. The Times, Nov 08, 1978
  7. The Times, Aug 26, 1983
  8. The Times, Mar 01, 1984
  9. The Times, Apr 18, 1984