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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tabs3 Software, acquired CosmoLex

synopsis: Software Technology LLC, developer of Tabs3 Software, a leading desktop law practice management program, has acquired CosmoLex, one of the leading cloud-based practice management platforms.
buyer parent: Thompson Street Capital Partners
buyer: Tabs3 Software
Software Technology Inc. (STI) is a provider of financial and practice management software for the legal industry. STI develops and manufactures Tabs3, the company’s flagship software program, to assist small and mid-sized law firms with billing, time-keeping, automating back-office workflows. "
target: CosmoLex
CosmoLex is a cloud-based law practice management software that integrates time tracking, billing, trust & business accounting, email, calendaring, task & document management, all in one application.
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closed 3/19/2014 via Market Wire

BigHand, acquired Esquire Innovations, Inc

synopsis: BigHand, a global leader in voice productivity technology, announced that it has acquired Esquire Innovations, Inc., an industry leader in legal document production software.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: BigHand
BigHand's voice productivity technology combines workflow digital dictation, smartphone applications and speech recognition to offer the legal market a technology that allows attorneys to use their voice to get more done while improving operational efficiencies and reducing overhead costs. "
target: Esquire Innovations, Inc
Esquire Innovations, Inc., a leading provider of Microsoft Office integrated practice management software services and applications for the legal market, counts more than 600 law firm and in-house counsel clients utilizing its applications.
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closed 8/9/2018 via Company Press Release

STP Informationstechnologie AG, acquired WinJur

synopsis: STP Informationstechnologie AG, one of the top-selling and leading providers of lawyer software in continental Europe, announces the acquisition of WinJur, the Swiss market leader in the field of law firm software.
buyer: STP Informationstechnologie AG
Based in Germany, STP Informationstechnologie AG is one of the top-selling and leading providers of lawyer software in continental Europe. Its core competence is the development of software solutions and information systems. "
target: WinJur
Based in Switzerland, Winjur provides software solutions for lawyers and law firms. They pay attention to the changing needs of lawyers including client and contact management, fees and expenses, invoicing and payments, dates and deadlines, document management including document versions, and more.
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closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Dye & Durham Corporation, acquired ESI Software, Inc.

synopsis: Dye & Durham Corporation, Canada’s leading provider of legal software and data solutions to professionals, has acquired ESI Software, a company that provides law firm practice management and financial accounting and billing tools that maximize productivity for law firms.
buyer: Dye & Durham Corporation
Dye & Durham Corporation is Canada’s leading provider of legal software and data solutions to professionals. They offer e-Market, which seeks to be a complete cloud-based all-in-one solution to help professionals automate the collection, file data and the automation of routine document production. "
target: ESI Software, Inc.
Headquartered in Canada, ESI Software is focused on delivering the feature-rich and truly easy to use software solutions that help law firms build a stronger foundation. Their latest product, ESILAW 360, brings clients all the tools they need for legal practice management and accounting.
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closed 5/2/2018 via BusinessWire

ParkerGale Capital, acquired Rippe & Kingston LLC

synopsis: Rippe & Kingston (RK), a provider of financial and practice management software for law firms in the U.S., announced it has received a majority investment from technology-focused private equity firm ParkerGale Capital. RK's Legal Management System provides law firms with the necessary technology to make firms more efficient and profitable.
buyer: ParkerGale Capital
ParkerGale Capital is a small private equity fund that buys profitable, founder-owned technology companies and corporate carve-outs where the firm’s operating resources can have a meaningful impact on the outcome. "
target: Rippe & Kingston LLC
Rippe & Kingston is recognized as the industry leader in providing Tier 1 financial management software to any size law firm. Their Legal Management System provides law firms with the necessary technology to make firms more efficient and profitable.
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closed 7/21/2017 via PR Newswire

Needles merged with TrialWorks,

synopsis: TrialWorks, a company that develops, manufactures, markets and distributes TrialWorksTM software for the legal profession, has merged with Needles, a company that has been developing and supporting the Needles software product specifically for the legal community for more than 30 years.
buyer parent: Ridge Road
buyer: TrialWorks
Trialworks develops, manufactures, markets and distributes TrialWorksTM software for the legal profession. TrialWorks is a practical, efficient and economical case management solution for litigation firms that want to expedite and improve effectiveness in handling the many tasks of litigation. "
target: Needles
Needles, Inc. has been developing and supporting the Needles software product specifically for the legal community for more than 30 years. This case management software for law firms allows attorneys and staff members to operate more efficiently, handle more cases, and streamline their law practice.
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closed 2/15/2017 via PR Newswire

Ridge Road, acquired TrialWorks

synopsis: Ridge Road Capital Partners LLC, along with its principals, Adam Jiwan and Michael Mager, have acquired majority control of TrialWorks LLC, one of the leading providers of case management software for law firms in the US. Ridge Road is a owner-operated investment holding company that buys and builds great businesses.
buyer: Ridge Road
Ridge Road is an owner-operated investment holding company. They invest in both private and public companies across developing and developed markets globally, with a focus on control positions and special situations. "
target: TrialWorks
Created in 1996 by trial attorney Robb Steinberg, TrialWorks offers products, services, and solutions designed to help law firms better manage their business and automate the handling of their caseloads.
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closed 12/16/2015 via PE Hub

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Abacus Data Systems

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners made a majority investment in Abacus Data Systems Inc ., a provider of management software for legal firms. Founded in 1983, Abacus provides automation software for law practices. Its cloud-based platform, AbacusLaw, assists with case management, time, billing and accounting operations.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence is a premier global asset management firm with over $40 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence has become the leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education and information industries. "
target: Abacus Data Systems
Abacus provides automation software for law practices. Its cloud-based platform, AbacusLaw, assists with case management, time, billing and accounting operations. Abacus also provides remote access and mobile synchronization as well as conflict-of-interest checking, reporting and data capture.
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closed 9/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Capita PLC, acquired Eclipse Legal Systems

synopsis: Capita plc announces that it has acquired Eclipse Legal Systems for an undisclosed sum. Eclipse provides case management software and services to over 20,000 legal professionals in law firms, Alternative Business Structures, claims departments and commercial organisations.
buyer: Capita PLC (LSE:CPI:$5,630.52)
Capita PLC is the UK's leading provider of BPO and integrated professional support service solutions, at the leading edge of redefining and transforming services. They deliver back office administration and front office customer services to private and public sector organizations. "
target: Eclipse Legal Systems
Eclipse is the leading provider of Case Management, Practice Management, Matter Management and Process Management Software. Eclipse is also the legal IT sector’s largest independently-owned vendor. Their Proclaim system is in use by over 20,000 professionals in a vast range of sectors
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closed 3/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Advanced Computer Software plc, acquired Computer Software Holdings Limited

synopsis: Computer Software Holdings (CSH) has been acquired from its private equity owner, HgCapital, by Advanced Computer Software plc. CSH provides accountancy software to small and medium-sized businesses as well as back office software to UK professional services firms.
buyer: Advanced Computer Software plc (GB:ASW:$333.60)
Advanced Computer Software Group plc is the leading supplier of software and IT services to the health, care and commercial sectors with a primary focus on delivering high quality products and services to enable first class delivery of care in the community. "
target parent: HgCapital
target: Computer Software Holdings Limited
Computer Software Holdings Limited, doing business as CSH, provides software solution and services to the Not-For-Profit, Legal, Accounting and other sectors. They offer accounting and ERP systems to UK business and are a provider of project, field service, and hire management software.
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closed 10/2/2009 via BusinessWire

Total Attorneys, Inc., acquired Virtual Law Office Technology, LLC

synopsis: Total Attorneys, Inc., a managed-services provider that helps small law firms and solo practitioners, announced its acquisition of Virtual Law Office Technology, LLC (VLOTech). Based in Wilmington, N.C., VLOTech provides a secure, web-based interface that streamlines the delivery of legal services to consumers and businesses.
buyer: Total Attorneys, Inc.
Total Attorneys (www.totalattorneys.com) is a managed service provider that helps small law firms and solo practitioners improve operations, save money and grow their businesses. "
target: Virtual Law Office Technology, LLC
Virtual Law Office Technology, LLC (VLOTech) provides a secure, software-as-a-service, web-based product that allows solo and small firm law practices to compete by expanding their client base to tap into the online consumer and the need for unbundled, online legal services.
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closed 4/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Bridgeway Software, acquired Law Manager, Inc.

synopsis: Bridgeway Software, Inc. today announced that it has acquired Law Manager, Inc., a Philadelphia-based company. Law Manager's premier product is a comprehensive legal matter management solution that enables corporate and government legal departments to achieve peak performance.
buyer: Bridgeway Software
Bridgeway Software, Inc. is dedicated to providing software and professional services to implement best practices for general counsel and corporate secretaries. Bridgeway's integrated technology approach reduces risk, maximizes efficiency, and helps clients meet today's compliance challenges. "
target: Law Manager, Inc.
Law Manager, Inc. provides practice management software products, including advanced case management, docketing, records management and e-commerce systems, as well as high-end custom implementation services, to corporate and government agency legal departments.
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announced 4/18/2018 via BusinessWire

360 Vertical Solutions will be merged with SAGlobal Inc.,

synopsis: SAGlobal, a leading global provider of Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 solutions, is to merge with 360 Vertical Solutions, a company that specializes in vertical-specific Dynamics 365 CRM solutions in key professional services vertical markets such as AEC, legal, accounting and consulting firms.
buyer: SAGlobal Inc.
SAGlobal is a leading global provider of Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 solutions and services to professional services organizations worldwide. Established in 1990, SAGlobal has grown to become one of the largest Microsoft Dynamics 365 consultancies in the world, with over 500 employees on 6 continents. "
target: 360 Vertical Solutions
Headquartered in Atlanta and with offices in Houston and Eastern Europe, 360 Vertical Solutions, the parent company for AEC360 and Legal360, specializes in vertical-specific Dynamics 365 CRM solutions in key professional services vertical markets such as AEC, legal, accounting and consulting firms.
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announced 8/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

One North Interactive LLC, will acquire Hubbard One

synopsis: One North Interactive LLC, an agency dedicated to serving the creative, strategic, analytical and technological needs of legal and professional services organizations, announced its formation and its agreement to acquire the Hubbard One web group from Thomson Reuters. Hubbard One provides a software platform to power attorney biographies.
buyer: One North Interactive LLC
One North Interactive is an agency dedicated to serving the creative, strategic, analytical and technological needs of legal and professional services organizations. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Hubbard One
Hubbard One After developed the first database-generated software platform to power attorney biographies on a law firm website, Hubbard One continues to channel its deep understanding of the legal space into the most comprehensive platform for legal marketing and business development.
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closed 1/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Thompson Street Capital Partners, acquired Tabs3 Software

synopsis: Private equity firm Thompson Street Capital Partners bought Software Technology Inc. (STI), a provider of financial and practice management software for the legal industry. STI develops and manufactures Tabs3, the company’s flagship software program, to assist small and mid-sized law firms with billing, time-keeping, and more.
buyer: Thompson Street Capital Partners
Thompson Street Capital Partners is a St. Louis-based private equity firm focused on investing in founder-led middle market businesses. Since 2000, they have acquired more than 100 companies in the business services, healthcare services and engineered products sectors. "
target: Tabs3 Software
Software Technology Inc. (STI) is a provider of financial and practice management software for the legal industry. STI develops and manufactures Tabs3, the company’s flagship software program, to assist small and mid-sized law firms with billing, time-keeping, automating back-office workflows.
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closed 5/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

HgCapital, acquired Litera Microsystems

synopsis: HgCapital, a European private equity firm, will acquire Litera Microsystems from K1 Investment Management, a leading investment firm. Litera Microsystems is the leading provider of software for drafting, proofreading, comparing, repairing, cleaning, and securing documents in the legal and life sciences industries worldwide.
buyer: HgCapital
Hg is a private equity firm with a deep sector focus primarily targeting European middle-market buyouts with enterprise values of between £80 million and £500 million across the Technology, Services and Industrial Technology sectors; and lower mid-market buyouts in the Technology sector. "
target parent: K1 Investment Management
target: Litera Microsystems
Litera Microsystems is a provider of software for drafting, proofreading, comparing, repairing, cleaning, and securing documents in the legal and life sciences industries worldwide. Litera’s core products empower users to generate, review, and distribute high-quality content quickly and securely.
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closed 12/31/2014 via PR Newswire

CEB, California, acquired Essential Forms

synopsis: Continuing Education of the Bar, California (CEB), the leading source for legal education and research solutions for California lawyers, has acquired Essential Forms. Essential Forms is a software program designed to create, print, and store California Judicial Council Forms.
buyer: CEB, California
Continuing Education of the Bar, California (CEB) is a self-supporting program of the University of California that is cosponsored by the State Bar. CEB offers formal Continuing Legal Education and a wide array of award-winning practice books, guides, electronic products, and CLE programs. "
target: Essential Forms
Essential Forms is a software program designed to create, print, and store California Judicial Council Forms. Utilizing a smart “Client Profile” database, the user inputs repetitive data only once so that whenever a new form is created, the fields are auto-populated.
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closed 10/7/2011 via BusinessWire

ADERANT Holdings, Inc., acquired Rainmaker Software, LLC

synopsis: ADERANT, a comprehensive business management software provider for law and professional services firms of all sizes, has acquired RainMaker Software, a well-respected company with more than 40 years of legal industry experience and developer of financial and practice management software for mid to large sized law firms.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: ADERANT Holdings, Inc.
Aderant is a global provider of comprehensive business management software for law and professional services firms. Its suite of solutions includes: business development, calendar/docket matter management with built-in court rules, client relationship management, and more. "
target parent: ASA International Ltd
target: Rainmaker Software, LLC
Headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, RainMaker Software is a leading full-service provider of Financial and Practice Management software, Business Intelligence and Microsoft® SharePoint Portal integration for mid-large sized law firms.
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closed 11/12/2013 via PR Newswire

Exigent Group Limited, acquired Manthan Legal

synopsis: Global legal outsourcing services provider, Exigent, has acquired specialist technology and legal services provider, mLegal, to add a patented contract lifecycle solution to its delivery capability. The acquisition provides Exigent with the capability to deliver a complete contract lifecycle solution including contract building and management.
buyer: Exigent Group Limited
Exigent is a leading provider of innovative business solutions for the corporate and legal sector across four continents. they have developed expertise in delivering a broad range of high quality, innovative legal services. "
target: Manthan Legal
mLegal (Manthan Legal) is a legal solutions provider that combines novel legal technology products and legal process outsourcing (LPO) services. Manthan Legal is the pioneer of 'intelligence' driven Contract Lifecycle Management.
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closed 1/8/2014 via Company Press Release

Mitratech, Inc., acquired Lawtrac

synopsis: Mitratech, the leader in end-to-end enterprise legal management (ELM) solutions for the corporate legal industry, announced that it has acquired LT Online Corporation, whose flagship product Lawtrac has been a leading provider of legal management software for mid-sized legal departments for almost 30 years.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Mitratech, Inc.
Mitratech provides the enterprise legal management software that manages legal processes and GRC. Their TeamConnect platform is proven to automate and streamline matter management, e-billing, legal hold and compliance activities, resulting in reduced spend, improved productivity and risk mitigation."
target: Lawtrac
Lawtrac products have been assisting in-house corporate law departments of all sizes since 1984 in maintaining all types of legal matters associated with managing and running a profitable company. It's a based case management system designed specifically for legal department litigation.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tabs3 Software, acquired CosmoLex

synopsis: Software Technology LLC, developer of Tabs3 Software, a leading desktop law practice management program, has acquired CosmoLex, one of the leading cloud-based practice management platforms.
buyer parent: Thompson Street Capital Partners
buyer: Tabs3 Software
Software Technology Inc. (STI) is a provider of financial and practice management software for the legal industry. STI develops and manufactures Tabs3, the company’s flagship software program, to assist small and mid-sized law firms with billing, time-keeping, automating back-office workflows. "
target: CosmoLex
CosmoLex is a cloud-based law practice management software that integrates time tracking, billing, trust & business accounting, email, calendaring, task & document management, all in one application.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tabs3 Software, acquired CosmoLex

synopsis: Software Technology LLC, developer of Tabs3 Software, a leading desktop law practice management program, has acquired CosmoLex, one of the leading cloud-based practice management platforms.
buyer parent: Thompson Street Capital Partners
buyer: Tabs3 Software
Software Technology Inc. (STI) is a provider of financial and practice management software for the legal industry. STI develops and manufactures Tabs3, the company’s flagship software program, to assist small and mid-sized law firms with billing, time-keeping, automating back-office workflows. "
target: CosmoLex
CosmoLex is a cloud-based law practice management software that integrates time tracking, billing, trust & business accounting, email, calendaring, task & document management, all in one application.
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closed 1/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Thompson Street Capital Partners, acquired Tabs3 Software

synopsis: Private equity firm Thompson Street Capital Partners bought Software Technology Inc. (STI), a provider of financial and practice management software for the legal industry. STI develops and manufactures Tabs3, the company’s flagship software program, to assist small and mid-sized law firms with billing, time-keeping, and more.
buyer: Thompson Street Capital Partners
Thompson Street Capital Partners is a St. Louis-based private equity firm focused on investing in founder-led middle market businesses. Since 2000, they have acquired more than 100 companies in the business services, healthcare services and engineered products sectors. "
target: Tabs3 Software
Software Technology Inc. (STI) is a provider of financial and practice management software for the legal industry. STI develops and manufactures Tabs3, the company’s flagship software program, to assist small and mid-sized law firms with billing, time-keeping, automating back-office workflows.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tabs3 Software, acquired CosmoLex

synopsis: Software Technology LLC, developer of Tabs3 Software, a leading desktop law practice management program, has acquired CosmoLex, one of the leading cloud-based practice management platforms.
buyer parent: Thompson Street Capital Partners
buyer: Tabs3 Software
Software Technology Inc. (STI) is a provider of financial and practice management software for the legal industry. STI develops and manufactures Tabs3, the company’s flagship software program, to assist small and mid-sized law firms with billing, time-keeping, automating back-office workflows. "
target: CosmoLex
CosmoLex is a cloud-based law practice management software that integrates time tracking, billing, trust & business accounting, email, calendaring, task & document management, all in one application.
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closed 1/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Thompson Street Capital Partners, acquired Tabs3 Software

synopsis: Private equity firm Thompson Street Capital Partners bought Software Technology Inc. (STI), a provider of financial and practice management software for the legal industry. STI develops and manufactures Tabs3, the company’s flagship software program, to assist small and mid-sized law firms with billing, time-keeping, and more.
buyer: Thompson Street Capital Partners
Thompson Street Capital Partners is a St. Louis-based private equity firm focused on investing in founder-led middle market businesses. Since 2000, they have acquired more than 100 companies in the business services, healthcare services and engineered products sectors. "
target: Tabs3 Software
Software Technology Inc. (STI) is a provider of financial and practice management software for the legal industry. STI develops and manufactures Tabs3, the company’s flagship software program, to assist small and mid-sized law firms with billing, time-keeping, automating back-office workflows.
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closed 5/15/2019 via Company Press Release

Oodrive Group, acquired LegalBox SAS

synopsis: Oodrive, the European leader in sensitive data management, acquired LegalBox, the French specialist in workflow automation solutions and electronic signature books. LegalBox, which specializes in electronic documents with probative value, assists companies in their digitization projects for incoming, internal, and outgoing document workflow.
buyer: Oodrive Group
As European leader in sensitive data management, Oodrive provides Digital Workplace solutions for professionals to Share, Save and Sign their sensitive data, meeting the most demanding international security certifications. "
target: LegalBox SAS
LegalBox SAS is a French specialist in workflow automation solutions and electronic signature books. LegalBox, which specializes in electronic documents with probative value, assists companies in their digitization projects for incoming, internal, and outgoing document workflow.
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closed 1/31/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Client Profiles, Inc., acquired Saga, Inc

synopsis: Client Profiles, a global provider of case management, financial management and CRM software to leading law firms, announced that it has acquired Saga Inc. The acquisition adds the Saga Practice Manager software to Client Profiles' product portfolio, and expands the company's client roster through the addition of more than 430 law practices.
buyer: Client Profiles, Inc.
Client Profiles provides innovative CRM, case and financial management software and network technical services to leading law firms worldwide. The company has implemented more than 1,800 case, financial and client relationship management systems for law practices and governmental agencies. "
target: Saga, Inc
Saga Practice Manager™ is a case management & document assembly software package for lawyers practicing in all areas of law, including but not limited to Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, General Negligence, Litigation, Real Estate, Matrimonial, Business Transactions, Criminal, and Collections.
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closed 8/9/2018 via Company Press Release

STP Informationstechnologie AG, acquired WinJur

synopsis: STP Informationstechnologie AG, one of the top-selling and leading providers of lawyer software in continental Europe, announces the acquisition of WinJur, the Swiss market leader in the field of law firm software.
buyer: STP Informationstechnologie AG
Based in Germany, STP Informationstechnologie AG is one of the top-selling and leading providers of lawyer software in continental Europe. Its core competence is the development of software solutions and information systems. "
target: WinJur
Based in Switzerland, Winjur provides software solutions for lawyers and law firms. They pay attention to the changing needs of lawyers including client and contact management, fees and expenses, invoicing and payments, dates and deadlines, document management including document versions, and more.
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closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Dye & Durham Corporation, acquired ESI Software, Inc.

synopsis: Dye & Durham Corporation, Canada’s leading provider of legal software and data solutions to professionals, has acquired ESI Software, a company that provides law firm practice management and financial accounting and billing tools that maximize productivity for law firms.
buyer: Dye & Durham Corporation
Dye & Durham Corporation is Canada’s leading provider of legal software and data solutions to professionals. They offer e-Market, which seeks to be a complete cloud-based all-in-one solution to help professionals automate the collection, file data and the automation of routine document production. "
target: ESI Software, Inc.
Headquartered in Canada, ESI Software is focused on delivering the feature-rich and truly easy to use software solutions that help law firms build a stronger foundation. Their latest product, ESILAW 360, brings clients all the tools they need for legal practice management and accounting.
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closed 5/2/2018 via BusinessWire

ParkerGale Capital, acquired Rippe & Kingston LLC

synopsis: Rippe & Kingston (RK), a provider of financial and practice management software for law firms in the U.S., announced it has received a majority investment from technology-focused private equity firm ParkerGale Capital. RK's Legal Management System provides law firms with the necessary technology to make firms more efficient and profitable.
buyer: ParkerGale Capital
ParkerGale Capital is a small private equity fund that buys profitable, founder-owned technology companies and corporate carve-outs where the firm’s operating resources can have a meaningful impact on the outcome. "
target: Rippe & Kingston LLC
Rippe & Kingston is recognized as the industry leader in providing Tier 1 financial management software to any size law firm. Their Legal Management System provides law firms with the necessary technology to make firms more efficient and profitable.
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closed 7/21/2017 via PR Newswire

Needles merged with TrialWorks,

synopsis: TrialWorks, a company that develops, manufactures, markets and distributes TrialWorksTM software for the legal profession, has merged with Needles, a company that has been developing and supporting the Needles software product specifically for the legal community for more than 30 years.
buyer parent: Ridge Road
buyer: TrialWorks
Trialworks develops, manufactures, markets and distributes TrialWorksTM software for the legal profession. TrialWorks is a practical, efficient and economical case management solution for litigation firms that want to expedite and improve effectiveness in handling the many tasks of litigation. "
target: Needles
Needles, Inc. has been developing and supporting the Needles software product specifically for the legal community for more than 30 years. This case management software for law firms allows attorneys and staff members to operate more efficiently, handle more cases, and streamline their law practice.
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closed 2/15/2017 via PR Newswire

Ridge Road, acquired TrialWorks

synopsis: Ridge Road Capital Partners LLC, along with its principals, Adam Jiwan and Michael Mager, have acquired majority control of TrialWorks LLC, one of the leading providers of case management software for law firms in the US. Ridge Road is a owner-operated investment holding company that buys and builds great businesses.
buyer: Ridge Road
Ridge Road is an owner-operated investment holding company. They invest in both private and public companies across developing and developed markets globally, with a focus on control positions and special situations. "
target: TrialWorks
Created in 1996 by trial attorney Robb Steinberg, TrialWorks offers products, services, and solutions designed to help law firms better manage their business and automate the handling of their caseloads.
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closed 12/16/2015 via PE Hub

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Abacus Data Systems

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners made a majority investment in Abacus Data Systems Inc ., a provider of management software for legal firms. Founded in 1983, Abacus provides automation software for law practices. Its cloud-based platform, AbacusLaw, assists with case management, time, billing and accounting operations.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence is a premier global asset management firm with over $40 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence has become the leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education and information industries. "
target: Abacus Data Systems
Abacus provides automation software for law practices. Its cloud-based platform, AbacusLaw, assists with case management, time, billing and accounting operations. Abacus also provides remote access and mobile synchronization as well as conflict-of-interest checking, reporting and data capture.
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closed 9/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Capita PLC, acquired Eclipse Legal Systems

synopsis: Capita plc announces that it has acquired Eclipse Legal Systems for an undisclosed sum. Eclipse provides case management software and services to over 20,000 legal professionals in law firms, Alternative Business Structures, claims departments and commercial organisations.
buyer: Capita PLC (LSE:CPI:$5,630.52)
Capita PLC is the UK's leading provider of BPO and integrated professional support service solutions, at the leading edge of redefining and transforming services. They deliver back office administration and front office customer services to private and public sector organizations. "
target: Eclipse Legal Systems
Eclipse is the leading provider of Case Management, Practice Management, Matter Management and Process Management Software. Eclipse is also the legal IT sector’s largest independently-owned vendor. Their Proclaim system is in use by over 20,000 professionals in a vast range of sectors
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closed 3/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Advanced Computer Software plc, acquired Computer Software Holdings Limited

synopsis: Computer Software Holdings (CSH) has been acquired from its private equity owner, HgCapital, by Advanced Computer Software plc. CSH provides accountancy software to small and medium-sized businesses as well as back office software to UK professional services firms.
buyer: Advanced Computer Software plc (GB:ASW:$333.60)
Advanced Computer Software Group plc is the leading supplier of software and IT services to the health, care and commercial sectors with a primary focus on delivering high quality products and services to enable first class delivery of care in the community. "
target parent: HgCapital
target: Computer Software Holdings Limited
Computer Software Holdings Limited, doing business as CSH, provides software solution and services to the Not-For-Profit, Legal, Accounting and other sectors. They offer accounting and ERP systems to UK business and are a provider of project, field service, and hire management software.
price ($mm)
$164
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
$21
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
7.7x
closed 10/2/2009 via BusinessWire

Total Attorneys, Inc., acquired Virtual Law Office Technology, LLC

synopsis: Total Attorneys, Inc., a managed-services provider that helps small law firms and solo practitioners, announced its acquisition of Virtual Law Office Technology, LLC (VLOTech). Based in Wilmington, N.C., VLOTech provides a secure, web-based interface that streamlines the delivery of legal services to consumers and businesses.
buyer: Total Attorneys, Inc.
Total Attorneys (www.totalattorneys.com) is a managed service provider that helps small law firms and solo practitioners improve operations, save money and grow their businesses. "
target: Virtual Law Office Technology, LLC
Virtual Law Office Technology, LLC (VLOTech) provides a secure, software-as-a-service, web-based product that allows solo and small firm law practices to compete by expanding their client base to tap into the online consumer and the need for unbundled, online legal services.
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closed 4/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Bridgeway Software, acquired Law Manager, Inc.

synopsis: Bridgeway Software, Inc. today announced that it has acquired Law Manager, Inc., a Philadelphia-based company. Law Manager's premier product is a comprehensive legal matter management solution that enables corporate and government legal departments to achieve peak performance.
buyer: Bridgeway Software
Bridgeway Software, Inc. is dedicated to providing software and professional services to implement best practices for general counsel and corporate secretaries. Bridgeway's integrated technology approach reduces risk, maximizes efficiency, and helps clients meet today's compliance challenges. "
target: Law Manager, Inc.
Law Manager, Inc. provides practice management software products, including advanced case management, docketing, records management and e-commerce systems, as well as high-end custom implementation services, to corporate and government agency legal departments.
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closed 1/8/2014 via Company Press Release

Mitratech, Inc., acquired Lawtrac

synopsis: Mitratech, the leader in end-to-end enterprise legal management (ELM) solutions for the corporate legal industry, announced that it has acquired LT Online Corporation, whose flagship product Lawtrac has been a leading provider of legal management software for mid-sized legal departments for almost 30 years.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Mitratech, Inc.
Mitratech provides the enterprise legal management software that manages legal processes and GRC. Their TeamConnect platform is proven to automate and streamline matter management, e-billing, legal hold and compliance activities, resulting in reduced spend, improved productivity and risk mitigation."
target: Lawtrac
Lawtrac products have been assisting in-house corporate law departments of all sizes since 1984 in maintaining all types of legal matters associated with managing and running a profitable company. It's a based case management system designed specifically for legal department litigation.
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closed 12/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

TeamSystem SpA, acquired Netlex srl

synopsis: TeamSystem, a developer and provider of software and services, acquired a 51% stake of NetLex, a Rome, Italy-based based legaltech startup. Launched in late 2013 and led by Giorgio Pallocca, CEO, and Roberto Magnifico, CFO, NetLex provides lawyers with a cloud solution to manage their activity and documents.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: TeamSystem SpA
TeamSystem is the largest provider of accounting, payroll, and business management software for accountants and small and medium-sized enterprises in Italy. The Company offers a broad range of mission-critical, on-premise and cloud solutions to a diversified base of its customers. "
target: Netlex srl
NetLex is a cloud-based Legal Practice Management Software, #SaaS for the legal profession. Currently developing and serving the Italian market, with approximately 250,000 lawyers, with plans to expand internationally.
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closed 8/28/2014 via BNC Analysis

vLex, acquired Quolaw

synopsis: Online legal research platform vLex has acquired Argentine firm Quolaw, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company aimed at legal professionals. Quolaw is a SaaS business that enables lawyers to manage their legal practice anywhere.
buyer: vLex
vLex.com is the most advanced provider of legal information, offering access to contents from more than 140 countries in 13 different languages. The company has agreements with global publishers such as ProQuest, Oxford University Press and more than 940 independent publishers worldwide. "
target: Quolaw
Founded in 2011 and based in Argentina, Quolaw is a SaaS business that enables lawyers to manage their legal practice anywhere. The company was accelerated at Wayra, Telefonica's tech accelerator, and Plug and Play Spain.
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announced 10/8/2015 via PR Newswire

Roper Technologies, Inc., will acquire ADERANT Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Roper Technologies, a company that designs and develops software, and engineered products and solutions, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Aderant Holdings, Inc., a global provider of comprehensive business management software for law and other professional services firms.
buyer: Roper Technologies, Inc. (ROP:$5,348.30)
Roper Technologies is a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices. Roper designs and develops software, and engineered products and solutions for healthcare, transportation, food, energy, water, education and other niche markets worldwide. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: ADERANT Holdings, Inc.
Aderant is a global provider of comprehensive business management software for law and other professional services firms. Aderant supports nearly 3,200 clients in more than 30 countries, representing 77 of the top 100 Global Law Firms and more than 88 percent of the Am Law 200.
price ($mm)[EV]
$675 [$655]
rev ($mm)
$125
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/23/2015 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Total Attorneys, Inc.

synopsis: Total Attorneys has been acquired by Internet Brands, further extending Internet Brands' leading marketing services portfolio. Total Attorneys focuses on helping small and medium sized law firm attorneys grow their practices. The company offers award-winning products that focus on online and phone leads, as well as appointment scheduling services.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. "
target: Total Attorneys, Inc.
Total Attorneys was founded in 2002 with a focus on helping small and medium sized law firm attorneys grow their practices. The company offers award-winning products that focus on online and phone leads, as well as appointment scheduling services.
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closed 4/18/2012 via Company Press Release

ADERANT Holdings, Inc., acquired Omega Legal Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Aderant announced that it has acquired practice management system vendor Omega Legal Systems. Omega clients will now have access to the extensive resources, expertise, and broad product portfolio that Aderant offers, giving them a financially strong partner who is on the forefront of technology and focused on client success.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: ADERANT Holdings, Inc.
Aderant is a global provider of comprehensive business management software for law and professional services firms. Its suite of solutions includes: business development, calendar/docket matter management with built-in court rules, client relationship management, and more. "
target: Omega Legal Systems, Inc.
Omega Legal Systems' ability to track fee income by working attorney, innovative billing strategies such as e-billing, integrated Client Relationship Management (CRM), use of client-server technology, object-oriented programming techniques, integrated Business Intelligence and more.
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