The New Jersey-based court reporting company Veritext Legal Solutions, which already provides a variety of deposition and litigation support solutions, has acquired Canadian court reporting company Reportex and its family of brands in British Columbia.

As part of the acquisition, Veritext also acquired United Reporting in Vancouver and Kamloops Reporting Services in Kamloops. Both companies, along with All-Star in New Westminster and Island Reporting in Victoria (which Reportex recently acquired), will be integrated into Veritext as part of Reportex, making up the company’s British Columbia arm.

Veritext already owned Canadian reporting firms Neesons in Toronto; Royal Reporting in Winnipeg, Regina and Saskatoon; ACE Reporting in Edmonton; and Amicus Reporting Group in Calgary. This latest acquisition gives it coast-to-coast coverage within Cananda.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founded in 1983 and acquired by Christy Pratt in 2006, Reportex offers a range of court reporting, realtime reporting and virtual services.

Last year, it designed, implemented and facilitated the first fully electronic trial in Vancouver, a landmark First Nations rights case in which the trial spanned 200 days.

“We are committed to best-in-class service, and under the Veritext umbrella we will now be able to offer reporting, transcription and integrated virtual services not just in BC but also across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario,” Pratt said in a statement provided by the company. “And our cross-border clients will now have access to the same leading-edge services throughout the United States.”

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