Just over 30 minutes ago, the directors of the KM and search systems vendor Solcara announced that Solcara Limited is now part of the Access Intelligence Plc group. Rob Martin and Ray Jackson will continue as managing director and chairman of Solcara respectively. Ray Jackson has also been appointed as a non-executive director of Access Intelligence. No financial details have been disclosed.

The announcement goes on to say “As a result of the agreement Solcara customers and stakeholders will benefit from the significant expertise of Access Intelligence’s executive chairman, Michael Jackson, former chairman of Sage Plc and current chairman of Elderstreet Investments Ltd, a leading UK based venture capital firm.”

Solcara's Rob Martin added “The agreement to become part of Access Intelligence is a significant milestone in the continued development of the Solcara business. We will maintain our focus on delivering high quality software products and solutions that address the unique problems associated with Reputation Management, Corporate Communications and Information Access. We will also maintain our commitment to our existing customers whilst continuing to expand the number and range of solutions that we offer as a service. There are considerable synergies with other companies in the Access Intelligence group and our customers will see significant benefits with even more comprehensive solutions becoming available from Solcara.”

• Orange Rag readers will recall that Elderstreet Investments is probably best known in the UK legal market for the activities of another of its directors – Vin Murria.