Metro Performance Glass has lifted first-half profit 5 per cent as it benefited from a strong local construction market and booked a gain from its Australian acquisition.

Net profit rose to $11.5 million in the six months ended September 30, from $11m a year earlier, on a 23 per cent lift in revenue to $116.3m, said the Auckland-based company, which has more than half the country’s glass processing market. In August, the company bought Australian Glass Group…