September 19, 2017 3:28 PM ET

Commercial Services and Supplies

Company Overview of Berendsen plc

Company Overview

Berendsen plc develops and provides textile, hygiene, and safety solutions in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company operates through Workwear, Facilities, Hospitality, and Healthcare segments. It provides cleanroom products and services to high-tech companies, universities and research facilities, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies; and infection control and linen management services related to blankets, mattress pads, bed linen, and patient gowns for public and private healthcare sectors. The company also manufactures and sells sterile custom procedure trays for surgical procedures, as well as surgical drapes and gowns to operating theatres and medical devices man...

4 Grosvenor Place

London,  SW1X 7DL

United Kingdom

Founded in 1854

14,254 Employees


44 20 7259 6663

Key Executives for Berendsen plc

CFO & Member of Executive Board
Age: 57
Managing Director of Hospitality and Member of Executive Board
Age: 58
Managing Director of Healthcare and Member of Executive Board
Age: 51
MD - Workwear & Member of Executive Board
Age: 48
MD - Facility & Member of Executive Board
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Berendsen plc Key Developments

Berendsen PLC’s Ordinary Shares Cancelled From Official List

The Financial Conduct Authority ("the FCA") cancelled the Berendsen PLC's Ordinary Shares of 30 pence each fully paid from the Official List effective from September 13, 2017 8:00am at the request of the company.

Berendsen plc Announces Executive Changes

On 12 June 2017, the boards of Berendsen plc (Berendsen) and Elis SA (Elis) announced that they had reached agreement on the terms and conditions of a recommended offer by Elis to acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Berendsen. The Transaction is being implemented by means of a court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 (scheme). On 7 September 2017, Berendsen announced that the High Court of Justice in England and Wales had sanctioned the Scheme at the Court Hearing held earlier that day. As the scheme has now become effective, Berendsen announced that: James Drummond (Chief Executive Officer) has stepped down from the board of directors and as Chief Executive Officer; Kevin Quinn (Chief Financial Officer) has stepped down from the board of directors but remains with the Berendsen Group; Iain Ferguson CBE (Chairman), David Lowden (Senior Independent Director), Andrew Wood (Non-Executive Director), Maarit Aarni-Sirviö (Non-Executive Director) and Lucy Dimes (Non-Executive Director) have all tendered their resignations and stepped down from the board of directors; and Xavier Martiré (President of the Management Board of Elis) and Olivier Bizard (General Manager of Kennedy Hygiene Products, a subsidiary of Elis) have been appointed to the board of directors, in each case, with immediate effect.

Berendsen plc Approves Amendments to its Articles of Association

Berendsen plc approved implementation of the scheme by Elis SA to acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of the company to be effected by means of a scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 (the 'scheme'), including amendments to the Articles of association in the general meeting held on August 31, 2017.

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