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Pinnacle creditors 'received substantial sum from Notts County'

Joe Jones

Notts County’s last-minute reprieve from being wound-up saw a “substantial” sum returned to the liquidation of Pinnacle Advantage for the benefit of its creditors, according to reports quoting liquidators.

Andrew Pear and Michael Solomons of BM Advisory, the restructuring, recovery and insolvency firm, were appointed Joint Liquidators of Pinnacle on 27 June 2016.

One of Pinnacle’s directors was former Notts chairman Ray Trew, who sold the club to current owner Alan Hardy in January.

According to business website The Business Desk, BM Advisory claimed that Pinnacle experienced cashflow difficulties after Notts failed to repay loans in excess of £600,000, supposedly originally authorised by Trew when he was in charge at Meadow Lane.

On 24 May an eleventh-hour out-of-court settlement was reached with Notts County.

BM Advisory wouldn’t confirm if Pinnacle had received the full amount owed to it. A spokesperson for BM said: “We are not able to disclose the precise terms of the settlement but it represented an excellent recovery for the creditors.”

Pear said: “On appointment as Joint Liquidators of Pinnacle Advantage Limited, we immediately set about realizing assets and recovering debts due to the company in particular that of one of its main debtors, Notts County Football Club.

"When payment was not forthcoming a statutory demand was issued resulting in a petition to wind up the Club.

“Following extensive discussions with the Club, we are pleased to announce that we were successful in negotiating a settlement just moments before the winding up petition hearing was due to commence.

“The settlement, which provides a substantial recovery to creditors of Pinnacle and saves the Club from liquidation, was effectively orchestrated following months of work undertaken in evidencing the claim.”

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i wonder if the leach would do this if he got is original asking price? shows what he said about debts to be another one of his lies.

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Totally shocked by the lack of respect shown by the trews .... thankgod we now have a owner who has respect for the club and prepared to do what it takes to get the club back to where it needs to be. Thank god for Alan Nobel 

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Calm down. I see this has already spread and numbers increased on other forums. Fact is, of course the debt is not payable to Ray Trew, why would it be?

Once again, this debt was fully disclosed, as confirmed this time by AH. It was reflected in the sale price. I can't disclose what that actually was, but it was nowhere near the figures bandied about.


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