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Beazer Homes

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1987 William Leech (Builders) became Beazer Homes

1991 The Beazer parent company was acquired by Hanson

1994 Hanson floated the whole remaining British operation of Beazer as Beazer Homes[1] and sold Beazer Homes USA; Hanson retained 33 percent holding in Beazer USA[2]

Acquired the housing division of Mowlems

This was soon followed by acquisitions of house builders Twigden plc, Allison Homes and Bellwinch Homes.

The group diversified into facilities management and building maintenance with the acquisition of Cardiff-based Caxton Facilities Management in 1994 and then floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1996, soon becoming a FTSE250 company.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Sept. 29, 1994
  2. The Times Feb. 24, 1994