New company rises from Maclean Computing liquidation
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The customer-base and staff of Maclean Computing (MCL), which went into liquidation last Friday, is expected to remain intact with the formation of a new company.
Chris Maclean joined forces with businessman Matthew Bellingham to purchase the assets from MCL's liquidator. The new company, Maclean Technology Ltd, will most likely hire on MCL's employees, and will remain in the company's current location.
According to Maclean, the liquidation was a consequence of a theft by a former financial controller, a debt the company discovered in early 2010, but could not recoup, especially in light of the financial crisis.
"It is sad to see Maclean Computing disappear but we’re also very positive about being able to get out there and play our part in the industry without the concrete boots of debt slowing us down,” Maclean told Reseller News this afternoon. "Although it seems to have brought out the true colours in some of our competitors, we’ve been delighted in general with the response of the industry, staff and customers."
Maclean says the liquidation of MCL will undoubtedly mean losses for some creditors.
"We are extremely sorry for this as they were all valued suppliers and the last thing we wanted to do was for them to miss out," he says in a statement. "We tried absolutely everything to sort this out including hundreds of thousands of dollars from the wider family. All that is now lost, and there is nothing good about that.
Maclean says competitors have been very active since the announcement of the liquidation earlier this week, including Code Blue.
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A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush.
Posted by Cameron at 19:16:28 on July 18, 2012
Certainly a sad sate of affairs that one employee can bring down a whole company, i hope they are doing time for what they did - slap with a wet bus ticket i suspect.
Customers and supplier will ultimately decide where the new company will survive or be liquidated in the next 6 months again. Cash flow is king and i would imagine the new company will be short of the folding stuff for a while yet.
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