zoom Dutch trading company Pon Holdings and private equity fund Parcom Capital have reached an agreement on the takeover of Imtech Marine as a whole, with the details of the takeover currently being worked out.The two companies expressed their interest to take over Imtech Marine after its parent company – Royal Imtech – filed for protection from its creditors this week, unable to tackle the effects of accounting frauds at its German subsidiary which led to three years of losses and asset writedowns.The initially granted suspension of payments was yesterday converted into bankruptcy at the District Court Rotterdam. In addition, Imtech Capital B.V., Imtech B.V. and Imtech Group B.V. were also declared bankrupt.Royal Imtech said yesterday that its Marine and Nordic divisions were set outside of the group under the control of Imtech’s financiers with a view to a sale of those divisions or parts thereof.It is noted that as Imtech’s divisions, including Marine and Nordic, have been pledged to Imtech’s financiers, the financiers are entitled to all proceeds of any sale or other transaction in relation to those companies. It is not envisaged that Royal Imtech and its shareholders will enjoy financial benefit from any such current or future transactions.René ten Brinke, Director Global Services of Imtech Marine said: “We are extremely happy with Pon Holdings and Parcom Capital as the new ‘owners’ of Imtech Marine. Both are highly professional companies, with extensive experience in the maritime industry, it couldn’t have been a better scenario for us. This new ownership aligns perfectly with the positive developments that have already been set in motion within Imtech Marine and will also further strengthen and accelerate growth of our business.”Imtech Marine, which employs nearly 2500 staff at almost 100 offices in 30 countries, will continue to operate independently.
On Sunday night, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here was watched by an average of 10.7 million with a 45 per cent share in the 9pm slot.Strictly Come Dancing’s results show, broadcast at 7.15pm, claimed an average of 10.8 million viewers and a slightly smaller audience share in the time slot at 44.7 per cent according to overnight data.The second episode of David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II at 8pm won an average of 10.6 million viewers. Sir David Attenborough this week picked up an Evening Standard award for his work in broadcasting, telling an audience he was delighted at the modern trend for explainer segments at the end of each episode which finally gave cameramen the credit they deserved. Planet Earth II is now the highest performing title of 2016 so far across all television, following The Great British Bake Off, Britain’s Got Talent and the final of Euro 2016. The debut episode of Planet Earth II has become the most-watched natural history documentary in more than 15 years after the BBC called on a Hollywood composer and high-stakes chase to shed light on the animal kingdom.Last week’s episode has now racked up 12.26 million views, absorbing 40.9 per cent of the television viewing public.It comprehensively beat the nearest natural history contender under the modern system of measuring of viewing figures: episode two of Frozen Planet at 9.72m in 2011. A mountain Viscacha basks in the warming rays of the early morning sunCredit:BBC A mother pygmy three-toed sloth cradles her baby in her arms Credit:BBC The Galapagos racer snakes, which left viewers terrifiedCredit:BBC Planet Earth II, which employed Hans Zimmer to compose a film-worthy soundtrack, has already beaten Blue Planet in 2001, the first series of Planet Earth in 2006 and Frozen Planet in 2011.Viewers have exclaimed and complained in equal measure about its captivating scenes, including a chase scene featuring a pack of snakes and a brutal mating scene between snow leopards. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. read more
Ivano Balic ← Previous Story Euro2012 Seeding done! Group 3 and 4 most interesting! Next Story → Momir Ilic after the EURO 2012 draw: “Big chance for Serbian handball” The best handball player ever, Ivano Balic wasn’t happy with the results of the Draw for EHF EURO 2012, which Croatia put in group D with Iceland, Slovenia and Norway with possibilty for crossing with France and Spain:– My comment is uuuuuu – said Balic for Balkan-Handball.com.– I don’t know, who will play for Slovenia. With Norway we drew in 2008. Iceland is strong team. First goal is to qualify for the second round.What about second goal?– To take all points if is that possible. This is disaster, it will be slaughter! Groups are so strong. All groups, except that one with Germany are to difficult and we are becoming older and older… read more