Mar-Key Marquess Limited – a fantastically structured deal

13 March 2024

RSM’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) team have successfully advised leading UK temporary structure provider Mar-Key Marquees (Mar-Key), on its sale to Alcuin Capital Partners, with debt funding provided by Virgin Money.

The client

Established in 1991 and operating from its head office in Bournemouth, Mar-Key design, manufacture and deliver temporary structures for events and commercial clients. The company has provided structures for major sporting and hospitality events, alongside temporary building and storage space for businesses. Based in the UK, Alcuin Capital Partners provide private equity funding for a range of business. This is its first investment into the temporary structures sector. 

Our solution

We were engaged as lead advisors to assist the shareholders in achieving their sale aspirations and to identify a strategic investment partner that would accelerate Mar-Key’s future growth plans in the UK and internationally. We additionally provided financial modelling support, creating an integrated financial model to support forecasting and the banking process. 

The acquisition, and funding provided by the transaction, will enable to Mar-Key to expand its stock of rental assets, and further boost its export operations, driving future international growth. 

Our deal team was led by corporate finance partner Clodagh Tunney, with support from Lucy Roberts, Rhys Jennings, Alex Harris and Holly Moxham. Our financial modelling team was led by Simon Martin, with support from Salik Chaturbhai and Alex Mitchell.


‘The partnership we have formed today with Alcuin represents a new chapter in the life of Mar-Key group. We are thankful for the unwavering support from the RSM team who guided us through each step of this process. Their advice has been invaluable in securing this investment for the business. As a result, we are excited to build upon our foundations, working with some of the most prestigious national and international companies’.

Benjamin Scroggie, CEO
Mar-Key Marquees