A stricken monetary companies group that has had its shares suspended amid obvious accounting irregularities will this week disclose that it has obtained takeover approaches for components of its enterprise.
Sky News has learnt that MJ Hudson, which floated on London’s junior inventory market on the day of the 2019 normal election, will announce on Monday that it has drafted in City advisers to scrutinise the provides.
Sources stated there had been “several” approaches for divisions of MJ Hudson, although none had been for the whole thing of the group.
Alvarez & Marsal has been appointed to supervise the potential disposals.
MJ Hudson describes itself as an asset administration consultancy that advises on points similar to sustainability and serving to shoppers benchmark themselves towards their opponents.
In December, it introduced that its shares have been being suspended after being made “aware of… issues, including in relation to the reporting of historical trading of the business in relation to [fiscal year] 2022, the full impact of which is unclear”.
It additionally stated that Peter Connell, its finance director, had been suspended.
The firm had already warned buyers in October that it was in discussions with its auditors about changes to its full-year figures, however added final month that it had additionally appointed an exterior accounting advisers to help it “in achieving the necessary clarity to enable the year-end FY 2022 reporting to be completed”.
MJ Hudson’s shares have been suspended at 13.13p, leaving it with a market worth of simply £26.7m – down two-thirds on a yr earlier.
The identification of the suitors for its numerous divisions was unclear this weekend.
A spokesman for MJ Hudson declined to remark.