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Turner & Townsend eyes expansion with £80 million funding package

Global programme management and construction consultancy Turner & Townsend has secured a finance package of £80 million from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland to support its global growth strategy.

A market-leading provider of management and consultancy services, Turner & Townsend works across the property, infrastructure and natural resources sectors with operations in 130 countries.

Headquartered in the UK and employing 4,300 employees, the company reported record turnover of £380 million in its most recent financial figures. It also recently converted to a limited liability partnership.  

The company’s diverse business model and continued investment in its global footprint helped it to react and adapt in difficult market conditions in the last five years delivering an average growth per annum of 12 percent.

The three bank club, including Lloyds Bank’s Leeds-based Mid Markets and Strategic Finance teams, provided a five year revolving credit facility, with each banking partner providing £26.67 million.

The additional funding provides working capital for the business to expand its geographical footprint and invest in new services and capability.

Vincent Clancy, Chief Executive Officer at Turner & Townsend, said: “Our sustained turnover growth in the last five years is an endorsement of the consistent investment we’ve made in the company.  Our extended banking arrangements, coupled with our switch to a limited liability partnership, allows us to invest in our capability and to continue to transform our business to deliver better results for our clients.”

Richard Townsend, Relationship Director at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said: “The impressive growth of Turner & Townsend – with turnover up by 75 per cent since 2010 – is a testament to the ability of the ambitious and experienced management team which has a combined 125 years of service with the company.

“The strategic direction of the business, and diversity of its global reach and service proposition, means it is ideally positioned to make the most of the flourishing construction market, in which demand for expert consultancy is soaring. Lloyds Bank is committed to supporting Turner & Townsend through its next stage of growth.”

Dan Howlett, Head of Corporates at HSBC UK, said: “The HSBC team, led by Peter Helliwell and Tony Dean, is pleased to have worked with Turner & Townsend on its recent re-financing. The business has a truly global footprint, aligned to HSBC’s, and we look forward to working with Vincent and his team in the coming years as the business looks to continue its impressive growth trajectory”.