Leading independent law firm, Johnson Winter Slattery, has advised cloud-based legal practice management platform, Actionstep, on its acquisition of Perth-based competitor FilePro.
JWS advised Actionstep on the acquisition of FilePro, which expands Actionstep’s presence in the mid-market in Australia and New Zealand. Following the transaction, the combined business now services nearly 28,000 subscribers globally. The FilePro acquisition follows Actionstep’s acquisition of legal practice software companies, LawMaster and Mattero, in September 2022.
The transaction was led by JWS corporate partner Andrew Turner, with a core deal team including partner Ravi de Fonseka, senior associates Varshini Rajendran and Adeline Brosnan, and associates Nick Haenel and Thulasie Venkat.
Andrew commented, “We are delighted to have advised Actionstep on a second bolt-on acquisition during a crucial stage in their expansion. This acquisition was a key step in diversifying their offering in the Australian mid-market legal technology sector.”
Actionstep is a portfolio company of Serent Capital, a US-based private equity firm.
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