Hello and welcome to the January issue of the Orange Rag. The fact that it’s ‘only January’ has made no difference to the pace of life, in fact the deals seem to come in faster than ever. Make sure you read our acquisitions section: there have been seven fairly major acquisitions already this year, albeit two of them are by Litera.
Fundraising also continues apace, with significant raises in the contract automation space for Juro in the UK and Ironclad in the US, as well as legal research platform Casetext.
And there’s movement in the corporate legal sector, with a number of legal operations moves and a new GC for Standard Chartered.
Don’t miss our top stories, including all the winners of ILTA’s Distinguished Peer Awards 2021 and the projects they were working on to win. And UK virtual deal room Ruby Datum has closed its crowdfunding round – we bring you an exclusive interview just published with founder Nick Watson.
Don’t forget to send us your news before it gets officially released, by emailing editor Caroline Hill on firstname.lastname@example.org