8. The principal companies which are relevant
to the complaint, and their relationship to each other, are as
|Transfer Technology Ltd
||||engineering company started by Mr Robinson in 1981
|Transfer Technology Group plc (TransTec plc)
|||the name adopted by Central and Sheerwood plc after acquiring Transfer Technology Ltd from Mr Robinson and certain other engineering companies connected with Mr Robert Maxwell. Mr Robinson was the largest single shareholder and became chairman and chief executive of the new group.
|Central and Sheerwood||
||purchased Transfer Technology Ltd from Mr Robinson in May 1991; subsequently re-named Transfer Technology Group plc. Mr Robinson was an executive director from 1987.
|Hollis Industries plc||
||a subsidiary of Pergamon Group plc (controlled by Robert Maxwell); Mr Robinson was the chairman from 1988 to 1990. From January 1990 he was also the chief executive.
|A M Lock
||||subsidiary of Hollis Industries, to which Mr Robinson (or Transfer Technology Ltd) provided management support
||the USA arm of A M Lock|
|Hollis plc||||changed its name to Pergamon Professional and Financial Services plc in July 1988 and to Pergamon AGB plc in October 1988
|Roll Centre||||company based in Indiana, USA, in which Mr Robinson had a material interest from February 1988 until its sale in January 1992 to Transfer Technology Group plc.