Specialist legal IT provider doubles workforce with takeovers

CTS, the cloud provider to the legal sector, has more than doubled its workforce after acquiring two legal specialist managed service providers for an undisclosed sum.

Warrington-based CTS has added Sprout IT and City Business Solutions, both based in London, which takes its headcount from 65 to 150.

It said the acquisitions are an important step in its journey as the company becomes the leading cloud and managed IT provider to the UK and Irish legal sector.

Founded in 2006, CTS’s philosophy is grounded in delivering a highly specialised service that provides value to its legal sector clients.

Partnering with the world’s leading legal software and services vendors has helped CTS achieve strong organic growth, which is set to continue as the firm continues to tailor its offering to both law firms and barristers’ chambers.

Sprout IT and CBS share CTS’s culture and track record of focusing on strong, mutually beneficial long-term client relationships, sustained double digit organic growth and a clearly differentiated sector specialist offering.

They have complementary core values and capabilities, with experienced management teams who will be staying with the business to support future growth and integration.

CTS chief executive, Nigel Wright, said: “Today we are delighted to welcome our new colleagues from Sprout IT and City Business Solutions to the CTS family.

“These acquisitions underline our commitment to the sector and to our mission to become a legal sector powerhouse.

“What drives us is a relentless focus on the legal sector, enabling our team to deliver a level of expertise and understanding that our competitors cannot match, from which clients derive clear, transformative value.

“We have lots of exciting services designed for the legal sector in the pipeline, which we hope to bring to market in 2021, together with plans to further invest in our business to the benefit of our clients.”

Integration is planned for 2021, combining teams, platforms and resources under the CTS brand.