Amtivo Group’s Acquisition Of EMB Group’s Brands

Geldards successfully advised EMB Group on the deal.

The acquisition of EMB Group’s two strategically important brands, Ascentor and ACM-CCAS, add to Amtivo Group’s international presence and increase the range of services it can offer to its growing client base. The acquisition of ACM-CCAS strengthens Amtivo’s UK certification offering, while Ascentor provides a ‘military-grade’ cyber security consulting practice.

Founded in 2005, EMB Group provides consultancy, accreditation and risk management services, as well as the delivery of over 100 publicly funded programmes. It was recognised in 2018 as one of 1,000 companies to inspire Britain by the London Stock Exchange Group.

Amtivo Group specialises in management system certification and creating high performing, sustainable organisations through accredited certification, training and technology-enabled services.

The deal was led by Geldards’ Corporate Finance team headed by Partner, Jenny Chatten (Picture), supported by Solicitor Manjot Shokar and Trainee Solicitor Hugh White. Senior Associate Caroline Findlay advised on the property aspects of the transaction.


Involved fees earner: Jenny Chatten – Geldards; Caroline Findlay – Geldards; Manjot Shokar – Geldards;

Law Firms: Geldards;

Clients: EMB Group;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler