Deal announcement: sale of Merryweather & Sons Ltd to Marlowe Plc.

Published in Company Update by Emma Curtis on 10 November 2023

Kingsbrook has advised Merryweather & Sons Ltd on its sale to Marlowe Plc.

The Merryweather group (also consisting of Trans Fire Holdings, t/a Capital Fire Protection) is involved in the provision of fire safety services, focusing on the sale, installation and maintenance of fire extinguishers and other fire prevention systems. The company has an extensive client base of commercial, industrial and retail premises, and places of worship.

Marlowe Plc is one of the UK’s largest companies providing regulatory compliance services and software. The company is active across a range of sectors, including fire safety, ISO compliance and certification, Health and Safety, and employment law.

Neil Ebeid, the Lead Advisor on the project, said of the deal:

“We had strong interest in this deal from the market, as the sector is going through a period of strong consolidation. The acquisition of Merryweather and Capital Fire and their prestigious book of clients will provide Marlowe’s fire safety business in the south with accelerated  geographical expansion and growth.”

Samuel McCarthy, Associate Director – M&A at Marlowe Plc said:

“Kingsbrook were a pleasure to work across the table from on a recent business services acquisition. Neil and Scott, acting for the sellers, professionally navigated: issues of information provision, stakeholder management, and were adept at  providing solutions for deal / legal negotiations. We look forward to working with the team again.”


The deal was announced by Marlowe on 1st November 2023.

Published on 10 November 2023 by

Emma Curtis

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