HICL Infrastructure profit surges

HICL Infrastructure, the firm that owns the Home Office headquarters and Lewisham Hospital, saw its full year pre-tax profit surge 50.1 per cent as new investments boosted its performance. Profit before tax rose to £93.1m from £62m in 2012. During the period the company acquired 21 investments worth £278m. HICL said it is in further exclusive negotiations for five acquisitions worth over £100m.