Two companies that specialize in secure, mobile enterprise collaboration and file sharing for the legal industry are now one, as London-based HighQ today announced its acquisition of Legal Anywhere, a company based in Portland, Ore.

HighQ, founded in 2001, markets three core products: HighQ Collaborate, a cloud-based platform for team collaboration; HIghQ Publisher, a content management platform for digital publishing and content marketing; and HighQ Dataroom, a platform for legal, banking and corporate transactions.

The industry research firm Gartner named HighQ a visionary in its 2018 Magic Quadrant for Content Collaboration Platforms. According to HighQ’s website, its customers include law firms such as Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Linklaters, Freshfields, Eversheds, and King & Wood Mallesons.

Legal Anywhere was founded in 2003 after the product had been part of a public company that decided to get out of the legal market. Its core products are LegalAnywhereConnect, a client extranet; FirmConnect, a law firm intranet; DealConnect, a secure deal room; FileConnect, for secure file sharing; and MobileConnect, a mobile app for connecting lawyers with their firms and clients.

In a statement announcing the acquisition, HighQ said that it supports its ongoing growth plans and mission to be the intelligent work platform of choice for leading law firms and corporate legal departments.

“Our mission at HighQ has always been to empower our clients with technology that solves real problems and inspires innovation,” said Ajay Patel,  HighQ’s founder and CEO. “We have long admired the Legal Anywhere team and recognised in them a dedication to client service that perfectly fits our culture at HighQ.”

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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