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June 2020
UK, < £100m

Liberty advises the management team of AVMI on their acquisition by Kinly

Dan and Kevin were a pleasure to work with and helped to keep the deal both professional and amicable

Ed Cook
Chief Executive

Liberty Corporate Finance (“Liberty”) advised the management team of AVMI, a leading UK based global AV-integrator and managed services provider, on the acquisition by Netherlands based Kinly.

AVMI is a global system integrator and managed services provider that designs, delivers, supports and manages audio visual and digital media technology solutions. The company specialises in providing technical and commercial consistency to its enterprise customers globally and offers a range of managed services, including on site and remote user support as well as digital media content design and management. Its unrivalled expertise in design, technology and project management also enables it to globally deliver a comprehensive suite of AV projects to its clients.

With close to 600 staff, AVMI has industry-leading credentials and is headquartered in London, with additional offices in the UK, Ireland, USA, Hong Kong and India, together with an ecosystem of over ninety partners in over forty countries.

The acquisition of AVMI strengthens Kinly’s position as Europe’s No. 1 player and firmly establishes Kinly as a global top 3 provider of video collaboration services. Together, Kinly and AVMI will offer a compelling proposition in the virtual collaboration space to customers globally. Kinly and AVMI operate in over 20 locations throughout Europe, USA and APAC, serving clients in over 125 countries with over 1,200 talented and passionate employees.

Ed Cook, AVMI’s chief executive commented: “The combination of Kinly and AVMI has always looked like an excellent idea and I am delighted that it is now a reality. Both companies are market leaders in their own countries and I am confident that, together, we can truly compete on the global stage. Our industry has matured to the extent that our clients now demand global coverage and a breadth of skill sets that only a handful of companies can provide. I am certain that the newly expanded Kinly will have a very exciting and successful future.”

Liberty Corporate Finance advised the senior management team on the terms of their investment and participation in the combined group’s management incentive plan.