Lawyer Monthly - February 2023

Questel Acquires Equinox Ahead Business Consulting advised Equinox on its acquisition by Questel. Ward Hadaway and Azets provided the legal and accountancy support. Equinox is a Leeds-based IT firm that provides software for law firms which specialise in intellectual property. Founded in 2006, it has since grown to supply almost 250 organisations across 25 countries. Its team comprises tech experts in a variety of professional disciplines, with specialists in development, data management and support. Equinox will continue to operate in Leeds with its full team following the acquisition. Questel is a global legal technology company headquartered in France. It provides technology solutions for IP professionals, with a service portfolio comprising the entire innovation and IP life cycle. With its acquisition of Equinox, Questel will be able to further expand its share of the international IP management market. Questel CEO Charles Besson described his excitement at the prospect of the Equinox merger: “Equinox is experiencing strong traction in Europe and we are looking forward to bringing this state-of-the-art solution to law firms around the world. Alongside this acquisition, Questel is on track to become the global leader in the IP Management Systemmarket.” ABOUT THE DEAL 80 LAWYERMONTHLY FEBRUARY 2023

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