And here is the first of the acquisitions…

The Thomson Corporation has acquired Digita, a leading provider of software to the accountancy profession in the UK. Digita has won the LexisNexis UK Best Tax Software award for the last two years running and is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. Its award winning software is an integrated suite designed for UK accountancy practices and includes modules covering personal tax, business tax and trust tax. In the UK legal world its flagship site is probably top 150 law firm Michelmores LLP
 
Helen Owers, President & COO of Thomson International Legal & Regulatory says “Digita has a fantastic suite of software products with tremendous appeal and brand loyalty across the accountancy profession. Digita’s position has been built on investment in customer service and product development, and that is a culture that we are committed to in the future. With our acquisition, we will continue to invest in Digita’s product development.”
 
Jerry Rihll, Managing Director of Digita, who will remain in his current role, says: “We are delighted to be joining forces with Thomson. Being part of Thomson means our staff and customers will benefit from the support and credibility that a global organisation of this size offers.”
 
According to Owers, the acquisition will build on Thomson’s recent acquisition of PowerTax in Australia, as well as its leading tax and accounting software and services portfolio in North America. Roy Martin, President and CEO of Thomson Tax & Accounting, commented “Digita is an excellent addition to the global Thomson family of leading tax and accounting software brands, which are in major markets around the world.  We’re enthusiastic about the product and technology possibilities between our two companies, and what that could mean ultimately to Digita customers in terms of new products.”
 
Digita will remain based in Exmouth, Devon and will be aligned with Thomson’s major professional services business in the UK, Sweet & Maxwell. (The Thomson Group also, obviously, owns the Elite PMS business.)