Morae acquires Phoenix rival Trinogy to expand APAC coverage

Morae Global Corporation has expanded the company’s Asia-Pacific operations and business with the acquisition of Sydney-based information management provider and iManage reseller Trinogy Systems. Trinogy has long been a rival of Phoenix Business Solutions, which was acquired by Morae in May 2019.

Trinogy’s team of consulting, implementation and support professionals for technology solutions − along with key members of the Trinogy leadership team Allan Rees-Bevan, David Nola and David Tai − will integrate with Morae’s existing teams in Sydney, London, and Bangalore. Director Robert Fraser is retiring.

The Trinogy team will sit within the digital transformation team headed by president David Boswell, who at Phoenix was a senior managing director. Morae’s business is split into two: digital transformation and business transformation, which includes people and managed services. 

Speaking to Legal IT Insider, Boswell said: “This has been a fair while in the making. For us the APAC region is a great region, full of forward-thinking law firms and corporate legal teams. We’re seeing demand for our services growing and we’re very much in a position to bring together two market leaders, which gives us a better platform to grow in Australia, where Trinogy is focussed but also New Zealand and Asia.” Trinogy has a lot of its own products and IP and Boswell added: “This gives us more depth and breadth and Trinogy has built a fantastic platform. They have done a great job in growing their IP and developing their own products, not just in the areas that we serve but also around workflow and eSignatures.” 

The combination will strengthen Morae’s capacity in records management, which is timely given the number of firms and corporates moving or looking to move to a tighter security model in the wake of the NotPetya and Solar Winds attacks.

Trinogy has an office in London and this acquisition means that the competition for global iManage implementation projects just got a bit hotter. In December, Ascertus led the launch of a six-strong global iManage partner alliance in order to win more large global projects, where clients are increasingly in need of a joined up team.

In a statement David Nola, director at Trinogy said: “Morae is a natural choice for Trinogy because we are both focused on transforming how our clients manage their information. The culture at Morae is a great fit for our team and their market momentum provides an ideal platform to assure our mutual success and growth together.”

Morae is headquartered in Houston with offices in 12 cities including Abu Dhabi, Bangalore, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Maastricht, New York, Sydney, Washington, D.C., and Zurich.