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Balfour Beatty pays off nearly half its debt

4 December 2018 | By Neil Gerrard

Balfour Beatty has announced that it has paid off nearly half its debt in a year. 

The company released a statement to the City this morning revealing that it had paid down a £252.7m convertible bond.

The move means that the contractor has now cleared 45% of its gross debt over the last 12 months.

The news came just days after Kier revealed plans for a £264m rights issue in a bid to pay down more of its debt.

Construction firms have started to find credit harder to come by, as lenders reduce their exposure to the construction sector.

Kier also cited increased pressure to shorten the amount of time it took to pay its supply chain as a reason for its rights issue.

Comments

Where do these fines go... we are a small national charity supporting construction workers in crisis.. it would be good if a percentage of these fines went back into charities like ours that support the families after such an incident.. I would be outraged if the treasury just pocketed these fines.

Mr William Hill, 4 December 2018

It worries me that anyone representing a charity and decided any of the financial terms within the story would, in any other world be known as ‘fines.’

A Brown, 5 December 2018

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