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Lawrence Stephens advises First 4 Safety Limited on the sale of the company to Amtivo Group

March 2023

Lawrence Stephens’ Corporate and Commercial team acted for the selling shareholders of First 4 Safety Limited on the sale of the company to Amtivo Group, in a deal which was completed on 14 March.

Founded in 2005, First 4 Safety Limited is a leading provider of online health and safety training courses, supplying IOSH approved training to workplaces across the UK. Their acquisition by Amtivo, providers of accredited certification, training and technology, represents the group’s move to grow and expand their existing portfolio.

The team was led by James Lyons, Director in the Corporate and Commercial department at Lawrence Stephens, who worked alongside the team from First 4 Safety and their advisers Moore Kingston Smith to successfully negotiate the sale of the company on behalf of its shareholders.

James Lyons commented: “It was a pleasure to work alongside First 4 Safety on this deal, and we were delighted to negotiate the sale swiftly and efficiently. Acting on behalf of shareholders Tom Hoey and John Pillinger, we managed to navigate the various complexities and ensure that the deal was a success for both First 4 Safety and Amtivo.”

Tom Hoey commented: “James and the team at Lawrence Stephens provided world-class advice throughout this process, and their hard work and dedication led to a successful and efficient sale – their advice was invaluable in completing this deal.”