Knights’ Corporate team has supported the shareholders of Musketeer Services Limited, a provider of water hygiene, treatment and compliance services, following its acquisition by Marlowe plc.

The Surrey based business was acquired by Marlowe, a UK leader in business critical services and software, for £3.75 million. Founded in 1996, Musketeer currently employs approximately 40 staff.

Marlowe provides services to over 15% of Britain’s commercial premises and is increasingly attractive to customers who require a single outsourced, nationwide, provider of a comprehensive range of regulated compliance and safety services.

The acquisition of Musketeer Services will help provide attractive synergies with WCS Group, Marlowe’s water and air hygiene platform.

June Stimson, Director at Musketeer Services, commented: “We have really appreciated the help and support of Alex, Mark and the team throughout the whole process. They have been friendly, helpful and always available to answer questions. Their clear explanations and guidance helped the whole process to run smoothly.

Alexander Bishop, Associate at Knights, commented: “We have loved working with June and Steve and supporting them with their sale of Musketeer Services to Marlowe plc. They have grown the business over 25 years and it is really satisfying to see them realise the value of all the hard work they’ve put in over that time.

The sale process can be a stressful time for owner managers like June and Steve but Knights' team ensured they were supported and informed throughout. We wish them the best of luck with their future projects.”