Canada-listed business services technology company Dye & Durham has made its fourth Irish acquisition in the past 18 months with the purchase of legal software provider Keyhouse.
The deal will help secure Dye & Durham’s position in the Irish market with access to Keyhouse’s extensive client base and market-leading practice management software.
The Vancouver-based firm said it will now begin work on an integrated technology platform run by the Keyhouse system for hundreds of law firms and in-house legal departments in the Irish market.
The move will also provide Keyhouse clients with access to Dye & Durham’s own state-of-the-art cloud technologies, while providing Keyhouse the opportunity to further expand into international markets from its Irish base.
“We are delighted to have our technology, service and people recognized by such a respected international brand,” said Keyhouse Managing Director Brian Sweeney.
“This new chapter will allow us to continue investing in our technology and services so we can continue to help law firms achieve better outcomes for themselves and their clients.”
Mr. Sweeney and Keyhouse co-owner Stephen Keogh, who jointly run the business, will remain with the firm following the acquisition along with the existing team.
Keyhouse will join Dye & Durham’s growing group of Irish legal services companies, which includes Brady & Co, Rochford Brady Group and Hibernian Legal.
Keyhouse will now begin to integrate its suite of products with Dye & Durham’s broader third-party systems, such as search, anti-money laundering, offer conversion, digital onboarding and compliance, the company said.
As a global company, Dye & Durham had offices in Canada, Australia and the UK before entering the Irish market.
The company has grown aggressively through more than 30 acquisitions, including 11 in the last two years.
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