Gerald Edelman advises on private equity backing for legal tech firm

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Gerald Edelman

22 June 2020

Gerald Edelman is delighted to announce that its Deal Advisory team has advised on an investment in Lavatech Limited (trading as inCase), a leading Manchester-based legal tech solution provider.

The founders of the business, Such and Hilpa Amin, have nurtured an initial concept into an impressive operation that is disrupting an age-old market. Pricing and other deal terms have not been disclosed.

Inflexion Private Equity, a leading UK mid-market investor, has supported a minority investment, and the newly formed relationship with inCase will help to strengthen the company’s existing offering and proposition. Along with providing additional sales opportunities through Inflexion’s partnership with O’Neill Patient LLP, they will offer invaluable strategic and operational guidance.

Founded in 2013, the success of inCase has been built on a reputation of technical excellence and the unrelenting ambition of the founders. The main premise of the software is to enable efficient and meaningful interaction between lawyers and clients, allowing for a streamlined process. The business model is highly scalable and there are numerous growth opportunities that are being strategically explored.

CEO and Founder of Lavatech and the inCase platform, Sucheet Amin, is also the Senior Partner and Founder of award-winning PI firm Aequitas Legal and a former President of Manchester Law Society. Speaking of the investment deal, he said:

“For the past seven years, our management team has built the inCase business and brand with utmost diligence. We are incredibly proud of what has been achieved and are excited by the outlook of the business. Securing investment of this nature at this stage of the business is testament to the unwavering commitment of the team here. Inflexion demonstrated a great understanding of our product, operating model, and the values inherent in inCase. Being in partnership with Inflexion will enable us to scale-up quickly and make trailblazing improvements to the platform’s capability. We feel that we have secured the ideal partner for the business.

It has been a pleasure working through this process with Gerald Edelman. Against a backdrop of unprecedented economic uncertainty, the team always provided valuable and reassuring advice that helped to ensure a fair deal was negotiated and executed. Not only did their involvement introduce us to the new investor, I’m positive that their hard work, commitment and dedication made the process significantly smoother, which allowed me to continue focusing on the day-to-day operations of the business. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any business owner looking for investment”.

Nick Wallis, Partner in the Deal Advisory team at Gerald Edelman, added:

“We are delighted to have delivered an exciting deal for Such and the team. The completion of the investment has again demonstrated our ability to execute a streamlined, efficient process. We believe that Inflexion represents an excellent partner for the business and are confident that inCase will deliver strong growth as a result of this investment. We wish Such, Hilpa, and the team at inCase every success with the exciting journey that they have just commenced.”

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