City Facilities Management Ltd has confirmed the acquisition of Lesprit Ltd which trades as Maintenance Management Ltd (MML) in the UK and Atrium Maintenance France (AMF) in Europe.
The acquisition will mean both MML and AMF will become part of the wider City group, whilst continuing to operate from their respective head offices in Milton Keynes and Lille, France.
City, one of the world’s largest, privately owned facilities management (FM) companies has now extended its footprint into Europe, in addition to strengthening its existing business in the UK.
The acquisition provides an exit for Lesprit’s institutional investor, LDC, which originally invested in the business in 2012.
Michael Hughes, chief executive officer for City Facilities Management Ltd said:
“This acquisition forms part of City’s long term strategy to extend our global reach and we now have almost 13,000 employees operating across five continents, spanning the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America.
“There is a great deal of synergy between City and the MML and AMF businesses and we share in the belief of not only delivering world class services but also constantly innovating to maintain long term partnerships with our customers.
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What our customers says
- “MML are passionate about delivering a great maintenance service to their clients. They have a competent and broad level of experience within the company which enables invaluable insights into many different areas. I am a strong believer that people make a company and MML employ many of the right type of people”
Rebecca Rhodes – Walgreens Boots Alliance
- "Through the mobilisation phase in particular, MML have proved to have an efficient and knowledgeable team who in a short period of time have reviewed our current supply chain and, as a result, provided us with significant savings. It has been beneficial to our team to be able to draw on their substantial experience of both FM and Customer Service. I look forward to a long and fruitful partnership”
Nitin Koria – Celesio UK
- “MML have been our managing agent partner since 2004 and have helped us unlock significant commercial value and operational improvements across our maintenance process. Relationships are key and we work closely with the team at MML to continuously improve what we do and how we do it as maintenance becomes a truly integrated part of the wider Property Process”
Deborah Dawson – John Lewis Partnership