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closed 3/29/2019 via Company Press Release

vLex, acquired Justis Publishing Ltd

synopsis: vLex announces the acquisition of Justis Publishing Ltd., a UK-based leader in online legal publishing with clients in over 40 countries. Spain’s vLex delivers legal intelligence through personalization, global coverage, and artificial intelligence.
buyer: vLex
Spain’s vLex delivers legal intelligence through personalization, global coverage, and artificial intelligence. vLex’s intuitive platforms, tailored to the geographic, topical and functional need are powered by leading global innovations and the latest in machine learning advances. "
target: Justis Publishing Ltd
Headquartered in London, Justis is at the forefront of the digital dissemination of legal information. JustisOne, its flagship legal research platform is trusted by law institutions around the world. Their unique software brings new ways to search, interpret and analyze legal information.
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closed 1/10/2018 via PR Web

Fastcase, Inc., acquired Docket Alarm

synopsis: Fastcase announced its expansion into the federal and state docket alerts, legal news and data analytics markets with its acquisition of Docket Alarm. Docket Alarm provides advanced analytical capabilities, customizable real-time litigation alerts, case prediction indicators, and technology-driven research tools for the legal analytics market.
buyer: Fastcase, Inc.
As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first. "
target: Docket Alarm
Docket Alarm provides advanced analytical capabilities, customizable real-time litigation alerts, case prediction indicators, and technology-driven research tools for the legal analytics market.
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closed 7/21/2010 via BusinessWire

VerdictSearch, acquired Verdict Research Group, Inc.

synopsis: VerdictSearch, the nation's leading source of verdict and settlement news and research, announced the acquisition of Verdict Research Group, Inc. ("VRG"). VRG data and publications include The Connecticut Verdict Reporter, Carolina Verdict Reporter, The Georgia Trial Reporter, The Massachusetts Verdict Reporter and many others.
buyer parent: ALM Media Properties, LLC
buyer: VerdictSearch
The VerdictSearch online database provides 24x7 access to detailed case reports from around the nation, with hundreds of new cases added each month. The website offers full-text search or search by 15 different parameters, including injury, case type, name, date or plaintiff's criteria. "
target: Verdict Research Group, Inc.
Verdict Research Group, the parent company of verdicts.com, was founded in 1987. It was born in response to the absence of regular and reliable source of local jury verdicts. Verdict publishes; The Ohio Trial Reporter, The Michigan Trial Reporter, The Georgia Trial Reporter and many others.
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closed 12/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Clarivate Analytics, acquired Darts-IP

synopsis: Clarivate Analytics plc, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, has acquired Darts-ip, the Global Intellectual Property (IP) Case Law Database. Darts-ip enables IP professionals to gain unparalleled insights into IP rights, companies, jurisdictions, legal topics and market trends.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$1,441.88)
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management. "
target: Darts-IP
Darts-ip is the Global Intellectual Property (IP) Case Law Database. Darts-ip enables IP professionals to gain unparalleled insights into IP rights, companies, jurisdictions, legal topics and market trends. Darts-ip users can search and track nearly 5 million cases from over 3,000 courts worldwide.
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announced 7/22/2014 via GlobeNewswire

LexisNexis, will purchase Canadian Legal Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer announced that it has signed an agreement to divest its Canadian legal publishing activities to LexisNexis. The Canadian legal assets to be sold include print and online information products for law firms, corporate counsel, and human resources professionals.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The Canadian legal assets of Wolters Kluwer include print and online information products for law firms, corporate counsel, and human resources professionals. The group has approximately 50 employees.
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closed 9/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Fastcase, Inc., acquired Loislaw.com, Inc.

synopsis: The legal research company Fastcase has acquired one of its prime competitors among middle-market legal research providers, Loislaw. The online site covers primary legal materials for all 50 states, all federal appellate courts, the U.S. Code, the Code of Federal Regulations and the Federal Register.
buyer: Fastcase, Inc.
Fastcase is the leading next-generation legal research service that provides a comprehensive national law library and powerfull searching, sorting, and visualization tools. The Fastcase collection includes cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Loislaw.com, Inc. (:$5.00)
Loislaw.com provides legal professionals access to comprehensive legal information from multiple resources in one online location. They can link to a wide variety of content to support their legal research needs including Primary Law, Federal and State Law, Treatise Libraries, and Bar Publications.
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closed 11/4/2013 via PR Newswire

LexisNexis, acquired LegalStudio

synopsis: LexisNexis®, a leading global provider of content and technology solutions, announced it has acquired legal information provider, LegalStudio®. LegalStudio is known throughout China for its tailor-made bilingual awareness and practice materials. They offer legal and tax news together with model contract templates, and a law and case database.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: LegalStudio
LegalStudio is a provider of comprehensive legal and tax know-how services for China. LegalStudio provides bilingual online legal and tax know-how services giving law departments and law firms, and tax departments and accounting firms, access to reliable, practical, awareness, know-how and analysis.
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closed 6/5/2013 via Market Wire

Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services, acquired AvantIQ

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services, the leading provider of legal information services and solutions, announced it has acquired Avantiq, a provider of multi-national trademark research services. Avantiq, founded in 1986, has 28 employees and has operations in Luxembourg and Australia.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services
Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services is committed to providing intelligent software and the highest quality service standards to support legal professionals in their workflows for corporate compliance and transactions, due diligence, law department management, and trademark management. "
target: AvantIQ
Avantiq specializes in multinational online and offline trademark, domain and company name search services. Avantiq was founded in 1986 and operates in Luxembourg, United States and Australia.
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closed 1/6/2021 via PR Web

Casemaker Legal merged with Fastcase, Inc.,

synopsis: Casemaker has merged with Fastcase, a leading legal publisher. Casemaker is a web-based legal research system. Casemaker provides attorneys with affordable access to high quality legal research. Their legal research system offers full federal and 50-state primary law coverage that is often more current than that provided by incumbent services.
buyer: Fastcase, Inc.
Fastcase provides industry-leading tools to make legal research easier and more intuitive. Lawyers, law firms, and bar associations across the country trust Fastcase to provide them with comprehensive access to the law through an innovative and award-winning platform. "
target: Casemaker Legal
Casemaker is a web-based legal research system. Casemaker provides attorneys with affordable access to high quality legal research. Their legal research system offers full federal and 50-state primary law coverage that is often more current than that provided by incumbent services.
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closed 10/30/2008 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired Idex

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, announced that it has acquired IDEX, Inc. Based in Overland Park, Kansas; IDEX is a leading provider of expert witness content to the legal market. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. "
target: Idex
Founded in 1984 and based in Overland Park, Kansas; Idex is the leading provider of expert witness content and information. The company serves a diverse group of clients including law firms, insurance companies, corporations and government agencies.
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closed 7/31/2008 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired Florida Legal Periodicals

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading provider of information and services solutions, has acquired the assets of Florida Legal Periodicals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Law Bulletin Publishing Company of Chicago. Florida Legal Periodicals is a market leader in the collection and distribution of Florida and Alabama verdict and settlement information.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. "
target parent: Law Bulletin Publishing Company
target: Florida Legal Periodicals
Since 1981, Florida Legal Periodicals, based in Tallahassee, has acquired and delivered verdict and settlement information in both print and electronic media, including: Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter; Florida Jury Verdict Reporter and Florida Session Law Reporter.
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closed 3/17/2010 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters, acquired Round Table Group, Inc.

synopsis: Thomson Reuters acquired Round Table Group, a leading provider of expert witness consulting services to litigators. Round Table Group will be aligned with the litigation businesses within the US Core Legal division, and will be led by Allison Guidette, vice president and general manager of Litigation.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target: Round Table Group, Inc.
Round Table Group provides litigators with expert witnesses on hundreds of subject matters to assist them in pleading their cases. The company features a network of over 100,000 expert witnesses and a database of proprietary expert content reaching over 750,000 records.
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closed 3/20/2012 via Market Watch

LexisNexis, acquired Law360

synopsis: LexisNexis has acquired Portfolio Media, the parent company of Law360, an online provider of speedy and trusted legal news and analysis for business lawyers, primarily in the United States. Law360 publishes breaking news and analysis with a particular focus on high-stakes litigation across more than 30 practice areas.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: Law360
Law360, the newswire for business lawyers, serves more than 100,000 attorneys every day with late-breaking news on litigation and government policy. Founded in 2004, Law360 produces more than 30 daily newsletters covering major practice areas and regulated industries.
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closed 2/4/2008 via BusinessWire

Collexis, Inc., acquired Lawriter Corp.

synopsis: Collexis Holdings, Inc., a leading developer of high definition search and knowledge discovery software, announced that the company has acquired Lawriter LLC, which owns nationally acclaimed legal research service Casemaker®.
buyer: Collexis, Inc. (:$0.00)
Collexis Holdings, Inc. is a leading developer of High Definition Search and Discovery software. Collexis’ proprietary technology builds conceptual profiles of text and matches them with a comprehensive list to make research results more relevant and efficient. "
target: Lawriter Corp.
Casemaker is a Web-based legal research service that provides affordable legal information to government agencies, law firms, law schools, judges, and lawyers across the country. Casemaker has taken the lead in providing content that is comprehensive; tools that are reliable, fast and easy to use.
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closed 6/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Chambers & Partners, acquired Top 3 Legal

synopsis: Chambers and Partners, the world’s leading provider of legal research and analysis, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Top 3 Legal, an emerging online platform that assists businesses in managing their relationships with external lawyers and law firms.
buyer parent: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
buyer: Chambers & Partners
Chambers and Partners is the world’s leading provider of legal research and analysis, delivering detailed rankings and insight into the world’s leading lawyers. Chambers empowers organisations to make informed decisions when selecting legal services. "
target: Top 3 Legal
Top 3 Legal is an online platform that allows businesses to manage their relationships with external lawyers and law firms. It enables inhouse legal departments to instruct the right lawyer for each matter, informed by their knowledge and experience of those external lawyers.
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closed 7/23/2014 via PR Web

Lawline, acquired MentorCLE

synopsis: Lawline, a recognized leader in online continuing legal education, is proud to announce that it will better support Illinois attorneys with their online CLE needs through its acquisition of Illinois’ continuing legal education website, MentorCLE.
buyer parent: FurtherEd
buyer: Lawline
Lawline is the leading provider of online continuing legal education offering legal intelligence to attorneys in all 50 states. With over 1,000,000 CLE courses completed to date, Lawline offers timely legal content that supports attorneys throughout their practice. "
target: MentorCLE
MentorCLE’s mission is to provide high-quality, low-cost MCLE courses that Illinois attorneys can conveniently view anytime over the Internet. It was founded by Lee Goodman an Illinois attorney who has lectured for the IICLE, ISBA, CBA, and other major CLE providers.
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closed 1/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

LexisNexis, acquired Knowledge Mosaic LLC

synopsis: LexisNexis announced it acquired Knowledge Mosaic Inc. The Knowledge Mosaic research and current awareness platform is an indispensable resource with a complete collection of federal laws and regulations.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: Knowledge Mosaic LLC
Knowledge Mosaic LLC provides online information resources for legal professionals who work in highly regulated industries. Its websites offer single points of access for regulatory information, providing an integrated, query-intensive platform for legal research and analysis.
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closed 12/1/2010 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired State Net

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, announced that it has acquired State Net® – the premier provider of legislative and regulatory content and tools in the United States.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: State Net
State Net collects, normalizes and editorially enhances all bills introduced in the 50 U.S. state legislatures, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Congress, as well as all agency regulations from every state.
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Fastcase, Inc., acquired Law Street Media, LLC

synopsis: Legal publisher Fastcase has acquired the Law Street Media legal news platform, working with founder John A. Jenkins, the former President and Publisher of CQ Press. Law Street Media is a free web-based platform covering law and public policy.
buyer: Fastcase, Inc.
As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first. "
target: Law Street Media, LLC
Law Street Media is a free web-based platform covering law and public policy. It was founded as a way to provide a single essential resource to law students and young professionals in the rapidly evolving legal industry.
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closed 2/1/2013 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters Legal, acquired Practical Law Company Limited

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has completed the acquisition of Practical Law Company, a leading provider of practical legal know-how and workflow tools. Practical Law Company has operations in New York and London.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters Legal
Thomson Reuters is a world authority in legal information. The Legal business of Thomson Reuters provides legal research and decision-support tools, software, services and news for legal, investigation, business and government professionals throughout the world. "
target: Practical Law Company Limited
Practical Law Company is the leading provider of online legal know-how. Their online resources help lawyers practice efficiently, get up to speed quickly and spend more time on the work that matters most. Their legal experts have all practised in the world’s leading law firms and legal departments.
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closed 3/29/2019 via Company Press Release

vLex, acquired Justis Publishing Ltd

synopsis: vLex announces the acquisition of Justis Publishing Ltd., a UK-based leader in online legal publishing with clients in over 40 countries. Spain’s vLex delivers legal intelligence through personalization, global coverage, and artificial intelligence.
buyer: vLex
Spain’s vLex delivers legal intelligence through personalization, global coverage, and artificial intelligence. vLex’s intuitive platforms, tailored to the geographic, topical and functional need are powered by leading global innovations and the latest in machine learning advances. "
target: Justis Publishing Ltd
Headquartered in London, Justis is at the forefront of the digital dissemination of legal information. JustisOne, its flagship legal research platform is trusted by law institutions around the world. Their unique software brings new ways to search, interpret and analyze legal information.
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closed 3/29/2019 via Company Press Release

vLex, acquired Justis Publishing Ltd

synopsis: vLex announces the acquisition of Justis Publishing Ltd., a UK-based leader in online legal publishing with clients in over 40 countries. Spain’s vLex delivers legal intelligence through personalization, global coverage, and artificial intelligence.
buyer: vLex
Spain’s vLex delivers legal intelligence through personalization, global coverage, and artificial intelligence. vLex’s intuitive platforms, tailored to the geographic, topical and functional need are powered by leading global innovations and the latest in machine learning advances. "
target: Justis Publishing Ltd
Headquartered in London, Justis is at the forefront of the digital dissemination of legal information. JustisOne, its flagship legal research platform is trusted by law institutions around the world. Their unique software brings new ways to search, interpret and analyze legal information.
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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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closed 3/29/2019 via Company Press Release

vLex, acquired Justis Publishing Ltd

synopsis: vLex announces the acquisition of Justis Publishing Ltd., a UK-based leader in online legal publishing with clients in over 40 countries. Spain’s vLex delivers legal intelligence through personalization, global coverage, and artificial intelligence.
buyer: vLex
Spain’s vLex delivers legal intelligence through personalization, global coverage, and artificial intelligence. vLex’s intuitive platforms, tailored to the geographic, topical and functional need are powered by leading global innovations and the latest in machine learning advances. "
target: Justis Publishing Ltd
Headquartered in London, Justis is at the forefront of the digital dissemination of legal information. JustisOne, its flagship legal research platform is trusted by law institutions around the world. Their unique software brings new ways to search, interpret and analyze legal information.
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announced 7/22/2014 via GlobeNewswire

LexisNexis, will purchase Canadian Legal Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer announced that it has signed an agreement to divest its Canadian legal publishing activities to LexisNexis. The Canadian legal assets to be sold include print and online information products for law firms, corporate counsel, and human resources professionals.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The Canadian legal assets of Wolters Kluwer include print and online information products for law firms, corporate counsel, and human resources professionals. The group has approximately 50 employees.
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closed 1/10/2018 via PR Web

Fastcase, Inc., acquired Docket Alarm

synopsis: Fastcase announced its expansion into the federal and state docket alerts, legal news and data analytics markets with its acquisition of Docket Alarm. Docket Alarm provides advanced analytical capabilities, customizable real-time litigation alerts, case prediction indicators, and technology-driven research tools for the legal analytics market.
buyer: Fastcase, Inc.
As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first. "
target: Docket Alarm
Docket Alarm provides advanced analytical capabilities, customizable real-time litigation alerts, case prediction indicators, and technology-driven research tools for the legal analytics market.
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closed 7/21/2010 via BusinessWire

VerdictSearch, acquired Verdict Research Group, Inc.

synopsis: VerdictSearch, the nation's leading source of verdict and settlement news and research, announced the acquisition of Verdict Research Group, Inc. ("VRG"). VRG data and publications include The Connecticut Verdict Reporter, Carolina Verdict Reporter, The Georgia Trial Reporter, The Massachusetts Verdict Reporter and many others.
buyer parent: ALM Media Properties, LLC
buyer: VerdictSearch
The VerdictSearch online database provides 24x7 access to detailed case reports from around the nation, with hundreds of new cases added each month. The website offers full-text search or search by 15 different parameters, including injury, case type, name, date or plaintiff's criteria. "
target: Verdict Research Group, Inc.
Verdict Research Group, the parent company of verdicts.com, was founded in 1987. It was born in response to the absence of regular and reliable source of local jury verdicts. Verdict publishes; The Ohio Trial Reporter, The Michigan Trial Reporter, The Georgia Trial Reporter and many others.
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closed 9/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Fastcase, Inc., acquired Loislaw.com, Inc.

synopsis: The legal research company Fastcase has acquired one of its prime competitors among middle-market legal research providers, Loislaw. The online site covers primary legal materials for all 50 states, all federal appellate courts, the U.S. Code, the Code of Federal Regulations and the Federal Register.
buyer: Fastcase, Inc.
Fastcase is the leading next-generation legal research service that provides a comprehensive national law library and powerfull searching, sorting, and visualization tools. The Fastcase collection includes cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Loislaw.com, Inc. (:$5.00)
Loislaw.com provides legal professionals access to comprehensive legal information from multiple resources in one online location. They can link to a wide variety of content to support their legal research needs including Primary Law, Federal and State Law, Treatise Libraries, and Bar Publications.
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closed 11/4/2013 via PR Newswire

LexisNexis, acquired LegalStudio

synopsis: LexisNexis®, a leading global provider of content and technology solutions, announced it has acquired legal information provider, LegalStudio®. LegalStudio is known throughout China for its tailor-made bilingual awareness and practice materials. They offer legal and tax news together with model contract templates, and a law and case database.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: LegalStudio
LegalStudio is a provider of comprehensive legal and tax know-how services for China. LegalStudio provides bilingual online legal and tax know-how services giving law departments and law firms, and tax departments and accounting firms, access to reliable, practical, awareness, know-how and analysis.
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closed 12/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Clarivate Analytics, acquired Darts-IP

synopsis: Clarivate Analytics plc, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, has acquired Darts-ip, the Global Intellectual Property (IP) Case Law Database. Darts-ip enables IP professionals to gain unparalleled insights into IP rights, companies, jurisdictions, legal topics and market trends.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$1,441.88)
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management. "
target: Darts-IP
Darts-ip is the Global Intellectual Property (IP) Case Law Database. Darts-ip enables IP professionals to gain unparalleled insights into IP rights, companies, jurisdictions, legal topics and market trends. Darts-ip users can search and track nearly 5 million cases from over 3,000 courts worldwide.
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closed 6/5/2013 via Market Wire

Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services, acquired AvantIQ

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services, the leading provider of legal information services and solutions, announced it has acquired Avantiq, a provider of multi-national trademark research services. Avantiq, founded in 1986, has 28 employees and has operations in Luxembourg and Australia.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services
Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services is committed to providing intelligent software and the highest quality service standards to support legal professionals in their workflows for corporate compliance and transactions, due diligence, law department management, and trademark management. "
target: AvantIQ
Avantiq specializes in multinational online and offline trademark, domain and company name search services. Avantiq was founded in 1986 and operates in Luxembourg, United States and Australia.
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announced 7/22/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, will purchase Legal Business from LexisNexis Poland

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the LexisNexis legal business in Poland from Reed Elsevier. LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions. The LexisNexis legal business in Poland has approximately 120 employees.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is a division of Wolters Kluwer, serving customers around the world with expert content, solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: LexisNexis Poland
The LexisNexis legal business in Poland has approximately 120 employees. LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets.
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closed 1/6/2021 via PR Web

Casemaker Legal merged with Fastcase, Inc.,

synopsis: Casemaker has merged with Fastcase, a leading legal publisher. Casemaker is a web-based legal research system. Casemaker provides attorneys with affordable access to high quality legal research. Their legal research system offers full federal and 50-state primary law coverage that is often more current than that provided by incumbent services.
buyer: Fastcase, Inc.
Fastcase provides industry-leading tools to make legal research easier and more intuitive. Lawyers, law firms, and bar associations across the country trust Fastcase to provide them with comprehensive access to the law through an innovative and award-winning platform. "
target: Casemaker Legal
Casemaker is a web-based legal research system. Casemaker provides attorneys with affordable access to high quality legal research. Their legal research system offers full federal and 50-state primary law coverage that is often more current than that provided by incumbent services.
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closed 10/30/2008 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired Idex

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, announced that it has acquired IDEX, Inc. Based in Overland Park, Kansas; IDEX is a leading provider of expert witness content to the legal market. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. "
target: Idex
Founded in 1984 and based in Overland Park, Kansas; Idex is the leading provider of expert witness content and information. The company serves a diverse group of clients including law firms, insurance companies, corporations and government agencies.
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closed 7/31/2008 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired Florida Legal Periodicals

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading provider of information and services solutions, has acquired the assets of Florida Legal Periodicals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Law Bulletin Publishing Company of Chicago. Florida Legal Periodicals is a market leader in the collection and distribution of Florida and Alabama verdict and settlement information.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. "
target parent: Law Bulletin Publishing Company
target: Florida Legal Periodicals
Since 1981, Florida Legal Periodicals, based in Tallahassee, has acquired and delivered verdict and settlement information in both print and electronic media, including: Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter; Florida Jury Verdict Reporter and Florida Session Law Reporter.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BusinessWire

Anaqua Inc., acquired Patent River, Inc.

synopsis: Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property management software and services, announced the acquisition of Patent River, a unique source of patent prosecution data in the intellectual property industry. Patent River data will be combined with analytics from recently acquired AcclaimIP to deliver truly differentiated intelligence.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: Patent River, Inc.
Patent River is a unique source of patent prosecution data in the intellectual property industry and provides unique data to patent holders, patent stakeholders, and to other companies in the patent information services industry.
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closed 3/17/2010 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters, acquired Round Table Group, Inc.

synopsis: Thomson Reuters acquired Round Table Group, a leading provider of expert witness consulting services to litigators. Round Table Group will be aligned with the litigation businesses within the US Core Legal division, and will be led by Allison Guidette, vice president and general manager of Litigation.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target: Round Table Group, Inc.
Round Table Group provides litigators with expert witnesses on hundreds of subject matters to assist them in pleading their cases. The company features a network of over 100,000 expert witnesses and a database of proprietary expert content reaching over 750,000 records.
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closed 6/23/2014 via PR Newswire

RPX Corporation, acquired PatentFreedom

synopsis: RPX Corporation, the leading provider of patent risk management solutions, announced its acquisition of PatentFreedom, the first provider of data, intelligence, and consulting on non-practicing entities (NPEs).
buyer: RPX Corporation (RPXC:$286.80)
RPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk solutions, offering defensive buying, acquisition syndication, patent intelligence, insurance services, and advisory services. RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. "
target: PatentFreedom
PatentFreedom offers information and services to help companies and their outside counsel reduce the costs and risks associated with NPEs. PatentFreedom generates distinctive, actionable insight to help companies better assess and respond to the growing number of NPE enforcement actions.
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closed 7/18/2019 via PR Web

IDScan.net, acquired IDScanningLaws.com

synopsis: IDScan.net, a leading developer of identity verification and information-gathering technologies, has acquired IDScanningLaws.com, a legal resource website that tracks and provides analysis on laws and legislation related to ID scanning and the storage of personal information in all 50 states and U.S. territories.
buyer: IDScan.net
IDScan.net is a leading developer of identity verification and information-gathering technologies. Their technology anticipates the evolving needs of leaders in all industries, developing more than 300 custom applications and the industry’s leading and most up-to-date library of global ID formats. "
target: IDScanningLaws.com
IDScanningLaws.com helps companies stay compliant with the ever-changing restrictive state laws around scanning IDs. The company allows customers to stay informed without a dedicated legal team on newly enacted laws for all 50 states and track ongoing legislation.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Lawyered, acquired InCourt News Pvt Ltd.

synopsis: United by a common business culture, Lawyered has acquired InCourt News. The acquisition now makes Lawyered the forerunner in legal-tech services sector, enhancing the company’s future growth and performance. InCourt News (IC) is a legal news app that selects relevant news from multiple sources and judgments from different Courts of India.
buyer: Lawyered
Lawyered is a legal tech initiative designed to change the way people interact with and within the legal industry. Lawyered believes that access to critical services like legal should be just a click away. "
target: InCourt News Pvt Ltd.
InCourt News (IC) is a legal news app that selects relevant news from multiple sources and judgments from different Courts of India. The app summaries news and judgments in 60 words or less. All summarised stories contain headlines, a brief description along with its background and relevant images.
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Fastcase, Inc., acquired Law Street Media, LLC

synopsis: Legal publisher Fastcase has acquired the Law Street Media legal news platform, working with founder John A. Jenkins, the former President and Publisher of CQ Press. Law Street Media is a free web-based platform covering law and public policy.
buyer: Fastcase, Inc.
As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first. "
target: Law Street Media, LLC
Law Street Media is a free web-based platform covering law and public policy. It was founded as a way to provide a single essential resource to law students and young professionals in the rapidly evolving legal industry.
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closed 3/20/2012 via Market Watch

LexisNexis, acquired Law360

synopsis: LexisNexis has acquired Portfolio Media, the parent company of Law360, an online provider of speedy and trusted legal news and analysis for business lawyers, primarily in the United States. Law360 publishes breaking news and analysis with a particular focus on high-stakes litigation across more than 30 practice areas.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: Law360
Law360, the newswire for business lawyers, serves more than 100,000 attorneys every day with late-breaking news on litigation and government policy. Founded in 2004, Law360 produces more than 30 daily newsletters covering major practice areas and regulated industries.
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closed 2/4/2008 via BusinessWire

Collexis, Inc., acquired Lawriter Corp.

synopsis: Collexis Holdings, Inc., a leading developer of high definition search and knowledge discovery software, announced that the company has acquired Lawriter LLC, which owns nationally acclaimed legal research service Casemaker®.
buyer: Collexis, Inc. (:$0.00)
Collexis Holdings, Inc. is a leading developer of High Definition Search and Discovery software. Collexis’ proprietary technology builds conceptual profiles of text and matches them with a comprehensive list to make research results more relevant and efficient. "
target: Lawriter Corp.
Casemaker is a Web-based legal research service that provides affordable legal information to government agencies, law firms, law schools, judges, and lawyers across the country. Casemaker has taken the lead in providing content that is comprehensive; tools that are reliable, fast and easy to use.
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