UAE risk management firm Olive Group acquires Newport Africa

OliveGroup-atrOlive Group and Newport Africa would provide their expertise in risk management for energy and infrastructure companies in East Africa. (Image source: Olive Group) UAE-based security and safety provider Olive Group has acquired East Africa’s risk management and security company Newport Africa

Olive Group provides global risk management services and analysis, mobile and static security, journey management, aviation, cyber and maritime security, mine action, expeditionary support and training in sectors such as energy, critical infrastructure and national security.

The acquisition would allow Olive Group to consolidate its position in East Africa, and offer a range of services to clients.

Martin Rudd, managing director of Olive Group, said, “Newport Africa, like Olive Group, has focused on the development of class-leading compliant security solutions for the oil and gas sector and various governments. Our companies are particularly well-matched and we are very excited by the opportunities ahead of us.”

Newport Africa has been working with a set of specialists to assist energy companies in the region with risk management strategies.

Rob Andrew, managing director of Newport Africa stated that the company has quickly grown as a leading risk management company in the region and the acquisition by the UAE-based Olive Group would enable the firm with technical and operational capabilities to serve clients better.

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