Constellis Group to Merge with Olive Group

Transaction creates the global leader in security, risk management, and complex program management services

- Constellis Group's capabilities in program management and training combines with Olive Group's strength in the provision of risk management solutions for blue chip corporate clients

- A strong, well-financed platform for growth will help clients face increasingly complex challenges and risks. Olive Group will drive the combined Group's enhanced offering for corporate clients operating in the energy, aviation and infrastructure sectors, particularly in the Middle East and Africa

- Olive Group's management team remains unchanged as the founders join the Board of Constellis

May 07, 2015, 09:00 ET from Constellis Group

RESTON, Va. and DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Constellis Group and Olive Group jointly announced today that the two parties have agreed to merge Olive Group into the existing Constellis Group of Companies. Olive Group will drive the entity's global focus on commercial sectors, and this merger establishes the combined resources and funding to deliver ambitious plans for commercial expansion, to which both parties are committed. The merged entity will leverage Olive Group's market leading position and reputation for new growth.

Olive Group is a leading provider of innovative risk management solutions, which include security, program management, life support and technology solutions, to blue chip commercial customers operating primarily in the energy, aviation, and infrastructure sectors. Headquartered in the Middle East with principal offices in the United Arab Emirates, U.K., and U.S., Olive Group has more than 5,000 staff operating in 20 countries on five continents. Olive Group will continue to operate its distinct and highly respected brand, driven by its reputation of delivering operational excellence in conformity with the strictest compliance standards in the industry. Olive Group's management team will remain unchanged and is committed to driving the growth of the combined Group with the scale and support afforded through this new partnership with Constellis Group's global operations.

Chris and David St. George, co-founders of Olive Group, will join Constellis Group's Board of Directors, adding immeasurable value, insight, and relationships in the commercial markets they and Olive Group's leadership team helped establish over the past decade. Olive Group's founding shareholders have chosen to maintain a significant ownership position in the combined entity.

"We are excited to welcome Olive Group into the Constellis family," said Craig Nixon, CEO of Constellis Group. "The leadership, experience, and capabilities of our combined operations establish us as a full-service risk management, integrated security, and managed services provider with a global presence."

Olive Chairman Chris St. George said, "Olive Group's clients face increasingly complex challenges in managing a myriad of risks including the safety of personnel, integrity of investments, regulatory compliance and the protection of corporate reputation. As a result, Olive Group needs to offer more services, and this merger establishes a unique position for the company to meet these global operational demands."

Martin Rudd, Olive Group's Managing Director, who will continue to lead Olive Group, added, "Triple Canopy and Olive Group share deserved reputations for operational excellence and governance across government and commercial clients. Not only will this combination allow each company to benefit from the other's considerable experience, but it will provide us both with a broad and resilient platform for growth. We are tremendously excited about the opportunities which lie ahead for the combined Group."

The transaction brings together a global team of industry leaders serving a broad list of customers that include governments, NGOs, and a diverse mix of commercial entities. The transaction furthers Constellis Group's participation in the commercial sector and provides global expansion into established and emerging markets across several continents. Operating under the oversight of a distinguished Board and an experienced management team, the combination of these companies will enable a significant expansion of services within the global stabilization market, delivering complex program management, mission support, integrated security solutions, training, and advisory services throughout the world.

About Constellis Group
Constellis Group is a family of companies that delivers complementary advisory, security, training, and managed support services to governments, multinational corporations, and international organizations worldwide. The Group combines the specialized skills and operational excellence of ACADEMI, Edinburgh International, Strategic Social and Triple Canopy, each specializing in supporting specific client sectors and working together to make the full suite of service capabilities available as required. By integrating analysis, planning, program management and training with fundamentals such as security, logistics, information, medical, and life support services, Constellis Group creates and sustains a secure operational environment for its customers. The company employs more than 4,000 of the industry's most experienced and best-trained operators and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia. For more information, visit, or join us on LinkedIn and Twitter (@Constellis).

About Olive Group
Olive Group is a leading provider of innovative safety, security and technology solutions. As a specialist in serving the energy, national security, and critical infrastructure sectors, the company helps protect people, essential services, critical assets, and infrastructure for corporations, international organizations, and governments in the most challenging areas of the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Headquartered in the Middle East, Olive Group has over 5,000 staff operating in 20 countries in five continents.

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