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Amor Group

September 2013
UK & Ireland, £100m - £500m

Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the sale of Amor Group Limited, the UK technology company that specialises in business critical solutions for the energy, transport and public services sectors to Lockheed Martin, the US-based, global, advanced technology, security and aerospace. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The strategic acquisition of Amor Group allows Lockheed Martin to extend and strengthen its existing capabilities within the UK public sector, in addition to a number of adjacent markets including energy and transportation, particularly the oil and gas and airport management sectors. The deal will make Lockheed Martin a top ten ICT player in the UK market.

Liberty had a limited scope role in preparation for the transaction process, advising the senior management team at Amor Group led by John Innes, Scott Leiper and David Blyth.

John Innes, Amor Group CEO commented:

“We were at the stage in our life cycle where we were looking at refinancing to support our growth ambitions as well as allow our private equity partners to exit in line with their original investment plans. The opportunity to become a part of Lockheed Martin is fantastic, not least because of the remarkable synergies between our cultures and ambitions. They offer a strong platform for growth in terms of talent, clients, geographic footprint, offerings and investment. It’s a perfect fit at the right time.”

The deal marks a successful exit for Amor Group’s previous funders – Growth Capital Partners, Sword Group and Scottish Enterprise.