The sale of Commander's telecommunications business
could be wrapped up within the next couple of weeks, according to
the failed company's receivers.
We are endeavouring to finalise a deal within the next couple
McGrathNicol partner Peter Anderson said he was still
working hard to sell the telecommunications business. His team had been dealing with "multiple" parties, he said,
although he was not able to disclose their identities.
"We are endeavouring to finalise a deal within the next couple
of weeks," Anderson said.
McGrathNicol has already
sold the telecommunications business once before to a consortium
called the Commander Telecommunications Group. The sale
fell through in January however, with no reason given as to why
it could not go ahead.
Other parts of Commander have successfully been found new homes.
Its managed services contracts were
sold to CSG while Commander's wireless ISP iBurst's spectrum
was snapped up by Telstra.
Commander held contracts with
Victoria's Department of Education and Early Childhood
Development, the Federal Department of Finance and Deregulation,
the Federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, as
well as having a place on a panel providing IT services to the South Australian Government.
collapsed in August, with $300 million of debts on its books
after a turnaround plan spearheaded by CEO Amanda Lacaze failed to
alter the company's fortunes.