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Hummingbird responds to Open Text offer

Hummingbird has responded to an announcement by Open Text Corporation that it intends to make an unsolicited all-cash offer for all of Hummingbird’soutstanding common shares at a price of US$27.75 per share.“The Board of Directors is committed to maximizing value for Hummingbirdshareholders,” said Fred Sorkin, Chairman of Hummingbird’s Board of Directors. “Once we have received […]

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Hummingbird Legal chief says our thoughts are still with you

In the latest development in the ongoing bidding war for Hummingbird, Yuri Frayman, the vice-president of the company's legal business solutions division, has sent an open letter to law firm customers… I wanted to personally inform you that this morning, Open Text announced its intention to make an offer through a wholly-owned subsidiary for all […]

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Open Text makes rival bid for Hummingbird

Document management systems supplier Open Text has announced its intention to make an a rival takeover bid for DMS supplier Hummingbird at a price of US$27.75 per share in cash. This is US$1.00 greater than the offer currently on the table for Hummingbird from Symphony Technology Group. It is Open Text's intention to commence the […]

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The consolidation continues – now Lexis buys Visualfiles

LexisNexis Butterworths has just announced the acquisition of UK case management systems market leader Visualfiles Limited. Visualfiles currently serves 450 customers, predominantly in the UK, of which 300 are law firms and the others evenly split between corporate and public sectors. Visualfiles employs 150 people, mostly based at its Leeds office. The purchase price has […]

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Hummingbird/Symphony deal moves forward

Hummingbird has mailed to its shareholders a management information circular in connection with the proposed statutory plan of arrangement under which all of Hummingbird’s common shares will be acquired by an affiliate of Symphony Technology Group, LLC. The arrangement will be considered by shareholders at a special meeting scheduled for 21st July. Hummingbird also confirmed […]

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Tikit appoint new finance director

Tikit Group plc has announced the retirement of Tony Pearson, Group Finance Director and the appointment of Paul Giuffredi ACA, as Tikit Group Finance Director with effect from 1st July 2006.Paul Giuffredi, age 40, trained with KPMG and spent four years at Costain Group and a further four years with a division of GE (USA), […]

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Legal Technology Insider newsletter (print)

Our flagship title is the subscription-only industry newsletter Legal Technology Insider, which was recently described by Richard Susskind in The Times newspaper as “the invaluable monthly whose bright orange pages adorn the desks of most serious legal technologists”. Since its launch in 1995, the Insider has become essential reading for the legal IT industry, both […]

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Publisher & editor: Charles Christian

Charles Christian is a former practising barrister turned independent writer, commentator and industry analyst who has been reporting on developments in law office technology and online legal services for over 25 years. After writing for other publications – he was a Reuters correspondent and a winner of the UK National Newspapers Technology Journalist of the […]

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legaltechnology.com is the award winning niche web site for legal technology and online legal services news and information, which has been described by The Times newspaper as “the definitive online resource for the latest news about legal technology.” Along with a searchable archive of back issues of all our publications, its facilities include: an extensive diary […]

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North heads south to Elite & Australia

Thomson Elite, part of the Thomson Corporation and a worldwide provider of business software to professional services firms, has appointed Justin North as its regional manager in Australasia. Based in Sydney, North will manage Thomson Elite’s business development operations and be directly responsible for new business sales to the major accounts segment of the Australian […]

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Computer Software Group buy Laserform for £4.8 million

Computer Software Group plc (CS Group), the AIM-listed niche IT software consolidator, has acquired the whole of the issued share capital of Laserform International Limited (Laserform) for a total consideration of £4.8 million. This has been satisfied by £4.3 million of cash provided from an additional banking facility, and also by the issue of 474,712 […]

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Visualfiles to hold fun charity show

On Thursday 20th July 2006, Headingley based Visualfiles Limited will with the assistance of local businesses host a fun charity fashion show at the Wardrobe in Leeds. The aim of the fashion show is to raise money for Visualfiles' VisualAid, a new initiative within the company which is concerned with supporting two nominated charities, the […]