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  1. September 9, 2014

    Carillion’s finance chief quits Wincanton board

    Wincanton, the logistics group chaired by Balfour Beatty’s executive chairman Steve Marshall, on Tuesday announced that...

  2. September 9, 2014

    Scottish secession would make pensions do the splits

    Scotland could not be separated from the UK with a sweep of a pen. It would require microsurgery of the kind needed to...

  1. September 3, 2014

    Balfour sells Parsons arm for £820m

    Balfour Beatty has reached a deal to sell Parsons Brinckerhoff, the US design consultancy that became the stumbling block...

  2. August 27, 2014

    Balfour Beatty public-private portfolio valued at more than £1bn

    Balfour Beatty has announced that its public-private portfolio has increased in value to more than £1bn in figures delayed...

  3. August 22, 2014

    Week in review, August 23

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Berkshire to pay $900,000 penalty over...

  4. August 20, 2014

    Carillion courtship that ended in tears

    Since May, Balfour Beatty has looked like an obvious bid target. That month, the FTSE 250 construction group issued its...

  5. August 20, 2014

    Carillion abandons pursuit of Balfour Beatty

    Carillion abandoned its month-long pursuit of rival Balfour Beatty on Wednesday after Balfour rejected its third offer,...

  6. August 19, 2014

    Carillion raises bid for Balfour Beatty

    Carillion has raised its offer for Balfour Beatty in a move that values its larger UK construction rival at more than £2bn...

  7. August 19, 2014

    BHP’s spin-off will go with the flow

    It is appropriate that BHP Billiton’s demerger, codenamed Operation River, will result in what looks like a run-off vehicle....

  8. August 18, 2014

    Balfour Beatty in talks to sell US arm to WSP for £700m

    Balfour Beatty is in advanced talks to sell its US design consultancy Parsons Brinckerhoff to WSP Global for £700m, as the...

  9. August 15, 2014

    Balfour Beatty rejects Carillion savings claims

    Balfour Beatty has again rejected £3bn merger proposals from construction rival Carillion, stating that the “opportunistic”...

  10. August 14, 2014

    Carillion/Balfour Beatty: hard hats

    Cost savings are the best, and usually the only, reason for companies to combine. But it does not follow that every deal...

  11. August 14, 2014

    Balfour’s bear necessity

    Easy, Bruin. We know you’re frisky, but you could hurt someone. Services group Carillion is attempting a classic bear hug on...

  12. August 14, 2014

    Bid activity helps lift London stocks

    Blue-chip stocks edged higher in London on Tuesday, but the whiff of bid activity kept investors focused on the mid-cap...

  13. August 14, 2014

    Carillion steps up pursuit of Balfour Beatty

    Carillion has stepped up its pursuit of construction rival Balfour Beatty, telling investors that its proposed deal to...

  14. August 11, 2014

    RBS must respect royal prerogative in changing Coutts

    An elderly Coutts client has written to the chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, owner of the private bank. “Dear Mr...

  15. August 11, 2014

    Balfour Beatty rejects new Carillion deal

    Balfour Beatty is under pressure to demonstrate that it could survive as an independent business after spurning a second...

  16. July 31, 2014

    Investor, by their writedowns so shall you know them

    You can tell a lot about a company by its exceptionals. The extent to which businesses recognise these recurrent one-offs in...

  17. FT Alphaville

    July 31, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Most hedge funds fail: Clarity is the enemy of profitable finance, says Dan. But...

  18. July 31, 2014

    Balfour Beatty ends merger talks with Carillion

    A row has erupted after Balfour Beatty walked out of talks over a £3bn merger with rival Carillion and questioned the...

  19. July 25, 2014

    Carillion and Balfour Beatty gain on merger talks

    Investors jumped at confirmation that merger talks had begun between Carillion and Balfour Beatty, two mid-cap construction...

  20. July 24, 2014

    Carillion in merger talks with Balfour Beatty

    Carillion is in merger talks with Balfour Beatty, the troubled UK building company, in a move that would create a £3bn...

  21. July 24, 2014

    Carillion wins £2.8bn contract from UK Ministry of Defence

    Britain’s Ministry of Defence has awarded a Carillion joint venture contracts worth up to £2.8bn to manage its estate. The...

  22. July 2, 2014

    Carillion named preferred bidder for Liverpool FC stadium move

    Carillion has been named as the preferred bidder to redevelop the home of Liverpool Football Club as Anfield prepares for...

  23. December 8, 2013

    Sir Neville Simms becomes chairman of Thames Tideway Tunnel

    Sir Neville Simms has taken the helm as chairman of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, the company charged with raising £4.1bn to...

  24. December 5, 2013

    The Timewise Power Part Time List

    In alphabetical order by company name: Fiona Gibson Managing director of Products UKI, client account lead for Carillion,...

  25. October 13, 2013

    China in £800m Manchester airport deal

    George Osborne on Sunday announced that the Beijing Construction Engineering Group had entered the £800m project to...

  26. October 3, 2013

    Carillion warns on job losses after failure of Green Deal

    Carillion, the construction and infrastructure company, has warned that it will cut more jobs in Britain after the...

  27. August 22, 2013

    Carillion forecasts UK government boost for construction

    Carillion said the scaling down of its British construction business had reached a trough, in the latest indicator of better...

  28. July 7, 2013

    Kier to complete May Gurney merger as consolidation intensifies

    Kier, the construction and support services group, is set to announce it has completed its £221m merger with road...

  29. May 3, 2013

    Carillion attacked over subcontractor payments

    The government is being asked to exclude Carillion from any future construction and private finance initiative contracts on...

  30. April 29, 2013

    BT trails on avoid advice before results

    BT Group lagged behind a rising London market on Monday on concerns its results next month may disappoint. Morgan Stanley...

  31. March 11, 2013

    Bam Construct to build Google’s London HQ

    Google’s new £1bn European headquarters in King’s Cross, London, will be built by the Dutch company Bam Construct, which has...

  32. January 25, 2013

    Beauty is in the eye of the market

    Small is beautiful. Elephants don’t gallop. A flea can jump up to 200 times its own height. There are lots of metaphors...

  33. December 12, 2012

    Carillion buys Canadian support services

    Carillion, which built the Olympics media centre and Twickenham rugby stadium, has bought a Canadian support services...

  34. November 8, 2012

    Talk of cash return boosts Croda

    Croda was in demand, outperforming a weak London market, after the specialist chemicals maker reassured on growth and cash...

  35. November 1, 2012

    Cookson confirms split and board shuffle

    Cookson Group is to press ahead with plans to split in two, demerging its ceramics division from its performance materials...

  36. October 18, 2012

    Builders face blacklist damages claims

    The UK building industry could face compensation claims running to hundreds of millions after a legal battle was launched by...

  37. October 12, 2012

    Interserve sells PFI stakes for £90m

    Interserve, the support services and construction company, has sold its stakes in some of the UK’s best known private...

  38. October 11, 2012

    UK contractors export PFI expertise

    In leafy Oakville, a satellite town of Toronto, Canada, the foundations of a new eco-friendly hospital are being laid under...

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