- Marlowe said it had acquired property-related health and safety audit and consultancy group William Martin Compliance Solutions for an implied total enterprise value of £30.0m.

The safety and compliance company investor also launched a £7m issue of shares to help fund the deal.

New Marlowe shares would be issued 410p each.

'The acquisition of William Martin significantly accelerates our strategy of providing our customers with a comprehensive one-stop approach to their health and safety and regulatory compliance needs,' chief executive Alex Dacre said.

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