Ian Rylatt, Balfour Beatty Investments CEO, recently spoke to InfraNews about the stellar performance of Balfour Beatty Investments, the global infrastructure investor and investment arm of Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, providing the investment capability required to deliver complex infrastructure projects.
Here, you can read Ian’s views on how the performance of the business has improved as part of a broader strategy to target new greenfield opportunities in the UK and US. Ian goes into further detail on the development and growth of Balfour Beatty over the last two years through the Group’s Build to Last Programme, the early PFI and disposals in Balfour Beatty Investments, the business’ core activities today, the UK market, Brexit, the US market, and the consistent positive performance of Balfour Beatty Investments.
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Notes to Editors
- Balfour Beatty Investments is a global infrastructure investor operating in the UK, US and Canada. We provide the investment capability required to deliver complex infrastructure projects. Over the past 22 years, Balfour Beatty Investments has established itself as one of the largest investors in the PPP industry, building a portfolio of more than 70 projects worldwide, predominantly in the UK and North America.
- In recent years, Balfour Beatty Investments has diversified into new markets including student accommodation, private rental sector housing (multi-family housing in the US) and generation and transmission of renewable energy. The company recently expanded its approach from a PPP contractor to a broader developer and investor.
- Balfour Beatty Investments is at the forefront of developing novel financing solutions as new providers of finance enter the infrastructure market. Along with our partners, Balfour Beatty Investments successfully raised £351m of financing for the acquisition of the Greater Gabbard Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO). This was the first OFTO to access financing via the public bond market and the first UK bond issuance to utilise the European Investment Bank’s project bond credit enhancement scheme.
- Previously, Balfour Beatty Investments has worked with a multinational financial services company to deliver an innovative pension fund solution to finance a £45m student accommodation project for Aberystwyth University. The company also closed a £78m student accommodation project for the University of Edinburgh which was financed through bond issuance, one of the first UK greenfield transactions to be supported by a monoline insurer after the global financial crisis.