Several firms have shown an interest in the assets of collapsed energy service business Brinker Technology, the company’s liquidator said yesterday.
Brinker went into liquidation last month after a deal to buy it fell through.
Aberdeen-based Brinker, which employed 11 people, had been the subject of a petition to Aberdeen Sheriff Court calling for the business to be wound up.
Soon before its collapse Brinker had to close its Dubai office because of slower uptake than expected and abandoned plans to open an office in Malaysia.
Brinker had been in talks over a potential sale, but the deal for the company – which was majority owned by specialist oil and gas service investment fund Epi-V – fell through at the 11th hour.
Ewen Alexander, of Ritson Smith, was appointed liquidator of Brinker, and a spokeswoman for the accountancy firm said yesterday that several parties had expressed an interest in buying Brinker’s assets and intellectual property.
She said Ritson Smith expected to confirm a preferred bidder on Friday.
Brinker has won a string of awards over the years for its technology, which mimics the healing process in the human body to seal pipelines from the inside.
It was invented by engineer Ian McEwan after he cut his finger on a sheet of paper.