About Marlowe

Marlowe is an AIM-listed company formed to create sustainable shareholder value through the acquisition and development of businesses in regulated service sectors. The group is made up of a number of the UK’s leading inspection, testing and compliance service businesses. Our businesses provide a broad range of  mission-critical and closely related regulated services, each of which is delivered by one of our divisions. Individually, these divisions are leaders in their fields but together form a group that can provide our customers with a comprehensive and integrated approach to their safety, risk management, regulatory compliance and the upkeep of the systems they rely on. 

The Company was founded in mid-2015 by Chief Executive Alex Dacre with the backing of Lord Ashcroft and is led by a Board of Directors with years of experience in running large quoted and private businesses in the support services sector who bring with them exciting track records in value creation.  

Our decentralised organisational structure gives the businesses in our group considerable management autonomy within a well-defined strategic and control framework. Our model seeks to retain the agility of entrepreneurial private businesses whilst unlocking their potential and stewarding their rapid growth as part of Marlowe, ensuring that all the key stakeholders are focused on value creation.  All the businesses in our group share a similar channel to market and their closely-related nature gives each a strong competitive advantage. 

In the years ahead we intend to develop our presence across all our target markets to build market leaders across mainland Britain, accelerated in part through further highly targeted acquisition-led growth. Businesses in our group aspire to be the recognised and trusted names in the provision of critical and regulated services across the UK.

 

 

 

February

Acquisition of Atana

2019
November

Acquisition of William Martin

October

Acquisition of Firecrest Services

September

Acquisition of Tersus Consultancy

August

Acquisition of Suez WCS Limited

July

Acquisition of Kingfisher Environmental Services

June

Acquisition of Forest Environmental

June

Acquisition of Island Fire Protection Limited

June

Acquisition of Flamefast Fire Systems Limited

June

Acquisition of Future Water Limited

2018
June

Acquisition of Guardian Water

June

Acquisition of SB Hygiene

June

Acquisition of dB Audio and Electronic Services Limited

June

Acquisition of BTE Systems

January

Acquisition of The Philton Group

June

Acquisition of DCUK

January

Acquisition of Advance Environmental

June

Acquisition of Alpha Peerless

January

Acquisition of BBC Fire Protection

2017
June

Acquisition of Titan Fire & Security

January

Acquisition of Hentland

June

Acquisition of H2O Chemicals

January

Acquisition of FAFS Fire Systems

June

Acquisition of WCS Environmental

January

Acquisition of Swift Fire and Security, placing, readmitted to AIM as Marlowe plc

2016
June

Strategy developed to focus on businesses providing critical asset maintenance services across the UK

January

Board appointed and placing conducted. Acquisition search begins.

2015