Compliance experts Marlowe have acquired wastewater treatment leader WPL for £10 million, adding the firm to its extensive portfolio.
Alex Dacre, chief executive of Marlowe, commented: “The acquisition of WPL marks another significant step in the development of our strategy for water and air compliance services.”
Marlowe bought Suez Water Conditioning Services in 2018 and Clearwater Technology in 2019 to add to its water and air compliance business.
WPL’s leadership team will continue as senior managers, reporting to Tim Gaston, managing director of the Environmental Engineering Division.
Gaston said: “WPL’s biological treatment technology and expertise are very much part of the decision to acquire WPL and grow our engineering division. Marlowe can now offer clients the complete range of engineered clean water and wastewater solutions – from influent to effluent and including reuse and recycling – under one roof.”
WPL’s managing director Gareth Jones said the purchase was “testament to the professionalism of our talented staff and the growth we have achieved to date that we have now attracted this attention and investment. “