Legility, a US provider of legal operations services, has acquired ediscovery specialist Inventus. The combined company promises to deliver a broader range of technology enabled legal services for the growing global legal operations market.
Inventus has locations across Europe, Asia and North America. Following the acquisition, which the two companies say will enable access to services, expertise and technology in more locations than ever before. The companies will combine business operations in early 2020. “This combination creates tremendous value for our customers through the broader set of services that we can offer together and the upgraded capabilities coming from the combined team. This transaction increases our global footprint and expands our capabilities in eDiscovery, as well as in non-litigation domains at the intersection of people, process and technology. Inventus is well-established in Asia, the UK, and continental Europe as well as in complementary North American markets,” said Barry Dark, ceo of Legility. The combined company will be under the Legility brand, and Mr Dark will serve as ceo.
Mr Dark explained, “Although Legility is the acquiring company, we see the end result as a merger between two market leaders. We look forward to leveraging our combined platform to drive future innovation and revolutionize the legal operations industry.” Paul Mankoo, ceo of Inventus, added “The combination represents an enormous opportunity to enhance and expand the types of services we deliver to our clients. Paramount in building this scale of company is remaining relentlessly client-focused while pushing the boundaries of legal operations innovation to deliver outstanding technology, capabilities, and service.” MrMankoo will continue to be a key member of the executive team with responsibilities across the business. The headquarters for the combined company will be in Nashville, with a significant office presence in Inventus' former dual headquarters, London and Chicago.