UK construction and services company Carillion collapsed today when banks refused to lend it any more money.
Carillion's shares had lost more than 90% of their value since a profit warning last July. Its troubles had been compounded by heavy debt, pension obligations and delays in collecting cash from clients.
Below is a timeline of news related to Carillion:
January 15, 2018 - Carillion collapsed after banks refused to provide any further financial support following fruitless rescue talks over the weekend.
January 12, 2018 - The company said it remained in "constructive discussions" with its creditors and that suggestions they had rejected its business plan were incorrect. Sky News reported that Carillion has put administrators on standby in case rescue talks fail.
January 9, 2018 - Carillion said it was not aware of any development to support a recent share price rise, a day after reports of a government bailout.
January 6, 2018 - Carillion said it would meet creditors on January 10 as it seeks a financial rescue plan.
January 3, 2018 - Britain's Financial Conduct Authority said it was investigating statements made by Carillion over seven months up to and including a profit warning last July.
December 22, 2017 - Carillion said it had received all necessary consents from lenders to defer two financial covenants to April 30 from the end of the year.
December 20, 2017 - Carillion moved the start date for new chief executive Andrew Davies forward to January 22 from April 2.
December 13, 2017 - Carillion said it had reached a deal to sell a large part of its UK healthcare facilities management business to outsourcing group Serco, helping it cut debt by £41.4m.
December 11, 2017 - Scottish investment firm Kiltearn Partners, the largest shareholder in Carillion, halved its stake, a regulatory filing showed.
November 17, 2017 - Carillion's shares tumbled 34% after it issued its third profit warning in five months and said it was heading towards a breach of debt covenants and would need fresh capital.
November 6, 2017 - Carillion won two contracts with state-owned Network Rail, which it said should generate revenue of almost £200m for the company over the next three years.
October 27, 2017 - Carillion named Davies as its chief executive, bringing in a former executive of defence company BAE Systems to help turn around its business.
October 24, 2017 - Carillion agreed to new credit facilities and deferrals on some debt repayments, sending its shares up as much as 25%.
October 12, 2017 - Carillion confirmed that it had received proposals from more than one counterparty for the possible acquisition of its UK healthcare business.
September 29, 2017 - Carillion had its second profit warning in 2017 and said it may need to sell shares to shore up its balance sheet.
September 11, 2017 - The company announced the departure of its finance chief along with a series of changes to its management.
April 24, 2017 - Carillion said it had been named as the main contractor on a £300m Manchester property development.
July 18, 2017 - A Carillion joint venture won contracts worth £158m to supply catering and other services for British military sites.
July 17, 2017 - A consortium that includes Carillion won a £1.4 billion contract to help build Britain's High Speed 2 railway.
July 14, 2017 - Carillion added HSBC to its team of financial advisers, fuelling speculation that it was preparing a rights issue.
July 11, 2017 - Carillion shares fell 30% as analysts doubted whether a string of measures to conserve cash would be enough to stave off a rights issue.
July 10, 2017 - The chief executive of Carillion quit as the group warned on full-year profit and said it was pulling out of three construction markets in the Middle East.
The company also said payment problems on four construction contracts nearing or reaching completion had forced it take a provision of £845m.