United Kingdom


  • Service: Advisory, Transactions & Restructuring, Restructuring
  • Type: Press release
  • Date: 02/08/2012

Administrators of Samuel Cooke & Co conclude successful sale of key assets 

Thursday 2nd August 2012

The administrators of Samuel Cooke & Co, Paul Flint and Brian Green from KPMG’s Restructuring practice, have announced that they have sold some of the key assets of the company to Cooke Fuels & Lubricants Ltd, a newly-formed subsidiary of Crown Oil.

Burnley-based Samuel Cooke & Co, an independent distributor of fuels and lubricants to the residential and commercial markets, went into administration on 23rd July 2012.

Paul Flint, associate partner at KPMG and Joint Administrator, commented: “Following a large amount of interest expressed in the assets of the business, we are delighted to have concluded the swift sale of the customer list and intellectual property to Cooke Fuels & Lubricants, particularly as the deal ensures that there has been minimum disruption to the supply of services to Samuel Cooke’s customers.”

Paul Flint continued: “We continue to seek buyers for the remaining assets of Samuel Cooke & Co Limited, including the company’s property and vehicle fleet, while we conduct a wind-down of the business.”


Notes to editor

Samuel Cooke & Co and its sister company, Company Fuel Cards Limited were placed into administration on 23rd July 2012.

Shortly following their appointment, the administrators completed a sale of the customer list of Company Fuel Cards Limited to Direct Fuels Limited. 

For further information please contact:

Katy Broomhead, KPMG – 0161 246 4623 / katy.broomhead@kpmg.co.uk


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