I've spoken to Nigel Dennis and confirmed that his company, Sea Kayaking UK (formerly NDK) is in the process of buying Lendal Paddles from Johnson Outdoors.
The lawyers are going over the deal now. Unless someone objects, I hope to record a podcast interview early next week with Nigel about his plans for Lendal.
And from what he's told me, they are interesting plans, involving the people who originally owned Lendal.
I'll post info here as soon as the interview is ready to download.