Snorkel finds potential buyer

By Euan Youdale09 August 2013

Tanfield Group has found a potential buyer for Snorkel, its aerial work platform division.

In a statement released today the company said enough progress had been made to grant the preferred potential buyer, which has not yet been named, a period of exclusivity, allowing it complete the necessary procedures ahead of drawing up a contract.

The statement said, “The Board is pleased to report that sufficient progress has been made on the structure and broad terms of an acceptable proposal for the sale of its powered access division, to grant the preferred potential purchaser a short period of exclusivity in which to complete its due diligence with a view to mutually form a contract that will be executable subject only to shareholder approval.”

The announcement follows a statement In July by Tanfield, in which it said there were a number of potential buyers taking part in the negotiation of a sale and purchase agreement.

The company first made public its intentions to sell Snorkel in February this year, when it said it had been approached by a number of interested parties, (see Linked Articles below).

Delivered directly to your inbox, Access, Lift & Handlers Newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
Featured Training From Easybook
NYC SST Online Training

The clock is ticking… Construction workers in New York City – have you fulfilled your required Site Safety Training (SST)? Get your SST card online now

Latest Events
ALH Conference program announced
The full ALH Conference program has been announced for the Sept. 14 rental and access event in Chicago
Registration open for ALH Conference
Registration is now open for the ALH Conference set for Sept. 14 in Chicago with presentations to be given by Larry Silber, Matthew Elvin, Rob Messina and more
Full ALH Conference speaker lineup announced
Larry Silber, Herc Rentals CEO, to give keynote at this year’s ALH Conference on September 14
Off-Highway Research

The gold standard in market research

Off-Highway Research offers a library of more than 200 regularly updated reports, providing forensic detail on key aspects of the construction equipment industry.

Our detailed insights and expert analyses are used by over 500 of the world’s largest and most successful suppliers, manufacturers and distributers, to inform their strategic plans and deliver profitable growth.

Click here to visit our website

Lindsey Anderson Editor, Access, Lift & Handlers Tel: +1 312 929 4409 E-mail:
Tony Radke Sales Manager Tel: +1 480 478 6302 E-mail: