Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Make Hay While The Sun Shines (For The Clouds They Are Gathering)

Property sector seeks £1.17bn in second wave of fundraising

Barratt Developments, Redrow and Liberty International all announced share issues today to bring down their debts and finance expansion in the second wave of fundraising to hit the sector. Barratt Developments will raise £720.5 million through a placing and rights issue as part of a deal with its banks to extend the due date on its debt. Today's rights issue is over £200 million more than the company was predicted to raise The company, which sells 1,000 houses a month and has £1.3 billion in debt, has said previously that it would not look to raise funds until markets had stabilised, but, with the housebuilding sector showing signs of improvement, it has decided to act.

Posted by charlie brooker @ 08:46 AM (696 views)
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One thought on “Make Hay While The Sun Shines (For The Clouds They Are Gathering)

  • “Barratt’s fundraising was announced alongside its full-year results, in which it reported a £679 million loss in the 12 months to June 30”

    Ouch

    But don’t worry.. mortgage approvals are up 81% !!

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