Stevens & Bolton has advised long-standing client and market leading provider of contract discovery and analytics solutions, Seal Software, on its acquisition of US-based advanced legal analytics firm, Apogee Legal. Stevens & Bolton advised on UK aspects of the transaction, working closely with Seal’s US legal advisers, Fenwick & West LLP.
The acquisition will bolster Seal’s award-winning suite of content analytics AI solutions, providing users access to a broader and deeper set of analytics and insight, and the ability to further manage legal and regulatory exposure.
Founded in the UK in 2010, and now based across EMEA and North America, Seal has grown rapidly over the past 8 years, winning a number of awards for its fast growth and widespread recognition as a leading innovator. Apogee Legal has been a Seal business partner since 2015 and has worked with Seal across a variety of industries.
The Stevens & Bolton team was led by corporate partner Joe Bedford, supported by Oscar Horwich (corporate managing associate), Nassar Nassar (corporate associate) and Aslihan Ozbey (banking and finance associate).
Stevens & Bolton has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Seal since 2010, having previously advised on a wide range of matters including fundraisings and M&A in support of Seal’s growth strategy.