Econocom SA has been busy

News Article - 04/12/2012 : acquisitions, Technology

Announcing the group’s fifth acquisition since the beginning of the year, after Centix• (virtualisation) in January, Tactem (telecoms) in May, Cap Synergy (IT security) in July and Ermestel, (virtualisation) in October, the latest successful...

BT buys legal tech provider Tikit for £64.2m

News Article - 15/11/2012 : acquisitions, legal technology supplier, Technology

British Telecommunications (BT) has today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire technology group Tikit for £64.2m.

The move represents the telecoms company’s most aggressive most yet into the UK legal market. Tikit is one...

Shakespeares and Harvey Ingram in talks to create £50m firm

News Article - 24/05/2012 : acquisitions, merger, revenue, Finance, Finance

Midlands firm Shakespeares is set to achieve its £50m growth target two years early after entering into exclusive discussions to merge with Leicester-based Harvey Ingram.

The planned tie-up will go live on 1 August, adding £19m in revenues...

Riverview to change strategy and “grow by acquisition” in response to demand

News Article - 24/04/2012 : acquisitions, Marketing & BD, Marketing & BD

Riverview Law, the combined law firm and barristers’ chambers that sells fixed-fee advice to businesses, is to shift its strategy of organic growth to one of acquisition to meet unexpected demand just two months after it launched.

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Aderant acquires image management leader applied technology group

News Article - 13/03/2012 : acquisitions, aderant, Technology, Technology

Aderant, the world’s largest independent legal software company, announced today that it has acquired image management company Applied Technology Group, LLC (ATG), developer of the ExpertImage product used by more than 130 firms worldwide...

Top firms put mergers at forefront of strategy as pressure from clients forces change, says report

News Article - 01/03/2012 : acquisitions, merger, strategy, Community, Community

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is becoming a far greater strategic priority among the largest law firms, new research has shown – although most still remain wary of alternative business structures (ABSs).

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World's first listed law firm takes over UK's Russell Jones & Walker

News Article - 30/01/2012 : acquisitions, Australia, russell jones & walker, Finance, Finance, Human Resources, Knowledge Management, Marketing & BD, Risk & Compliance, Technology, Practice Management

Australia's Slater & Gordon, the world's first publicly listed law firm, is set to acquire UK personal injury specialist law firm Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) for £53.8m in a Legal Services Act first.

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Quindell adds major accident management business to law firm acquisition

News Article - 26/01/2012 : ABS, acquisitions, Marketing & BD, Marketing & BD, Practice Management

Quindell Portfolio plc – the company which on Tuesday announced its intention to buy Liverpool law firm Silverbeck Rymer – has continued its acquisition spree by taking a 29.9% stake in a major accident management business which will feed...

Improved bank credit bolsters merger activity

News Article - 19/01/2012 : acquisitions, buyout, credit, m&a, merger, Finance, Finance, Practice Management

Renewed optimism will prompt a surge of M&A activity over the next 12 months, with 80 per cent of mid-market corporates planning acquisitions in 2010 and setting ambitious targets to acquire an average of 2.5 companies, according to new...