Actionstep, a cloud-based law practice management platform, has acquired the Australian practice management company FilePro and its 4,000 law firm customers in Australia.

While both companies primarily serve mid-sized law firms, FilePro was developed as an on-premises product and has been exploring the development of a cloud product.

This deal will accelerate the availability of cloud technology to FilePro’s customers, the two companies said in announcing the deal.

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Actionstep, founded in New Zealand in 2004, says it now has 28,000 users worldwide, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere.

It has close to 1,000 customers and in the U.S., where last year it opened a U.S. headquarters in Denver. Its CEO, Early Stephens, who succeeded founder Ted Jordan last year, is based in the Denver office.

In October 2020, it announced that it had received an investment from Serent Capital, a San Francisco private equity firm focused on investing in high-growth technology and services businesses, that gave Serent a controlling interest in the company. 

In 2022, Actionstep acquired the Australian practice management company LawMaster.

“We are excited to join forces with FilePro, who have an impressive history in the Australian legaltech space,” David Hepburn, Actionstep global president, said in a statement. “Together we offer customers and team members an opportunity to be part of a global business and an exciting future technology investment plan.”

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