How the contractors measure up as their boards discuss a potential merger.
Balfour Beatty’s group revenue excluding joint ventures for 2013 grew 1 per cent from £8.65bn the previous year, while Carillion’s fell 9.1 per cent from £3.67bn.
The proposed merger would create a £12.05bn turnover company based on 2013 figures, nearly four times that generated by Laing O’Rourke over the same period and around six times that of Interserve and Morgan Sindall.
Interactive: Where are Balfour Beatty (blue) and Carillions’ (green) offices?
The potential merger would create a total global workforce of more than 64,000 based on 2013 numbers.