Sam Buckeridge (left) and Julian Ambrose have been the senior executives at BGC since Len Buckeridge passed away in 2014. Photos (above): Attila Csaszar

BGC sale a unique opportunity

When BGC Australia director Sam Buckeridge announced last month his extended family had agreed to sell their sprawling operation, it opened up one of Western Australia’s most intriguing business sales.


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My fear is BGC will end up in the hands of foreign owners, particularly Chinese or Russian investors. If we think China and Russia don't have dangerous expansionist agendas or that either country can be an ally we are deluding ourselves. Alan Greenhalgh

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Total value of current WA projects

4th-BGC AustraliaNFP
6th↓John HollandNFP
97 construction companies ranked by total combined value of current WA projects ($)


10th↓Laing O'Rourke1,200
11th-RCR Tomlinson1,000
12th↓BGC Australia980
14th↑Southern Cross Electrical Engineering650
88 contractors ranked by total staff in WA


1st↑Hancock Prospecting$4.45bn
2nd-Roy Hill Holdings$2.30bn
3rd↓BGC Australia$2.50bn
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5th↑Wilson Parking$1.14bn
113 private companies - large ranked by revenue most recent financial year

Ranked by total area owned then by total assets

4th↑GDI Property102,746
5th↓Charter Hall87,002
6th-BGC AustraliaNFP
7th-Investa Property54,679
30 property - commercial owners ranked by size of total area in m2

Housing starts

1st-BGC Australia2,436
2nd-ABN Group2,184
3rd-Ventura Home Group1,197
4th↓JWH Group1,012
5th-Summit Homes Group746
47 residential builders ranked by no. of starts (2016/2017)

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