DWF acquires US legal service firm

updated on 29 January 2020

Global legal business DWF Group Plc is set to buy the US legal service business Mindcrest in a deal worth $14.2 billion.

Headquartered in Chicago, Mindcrest specialises in services including litigation, support, contracts, compliance and legal analytics for large international corporate clients.

The majority of Mindcrest’s 360 employees are based in Pune, India with a smaller contingent in New York and London.

The acquisition is consistent with DWF’s strategy to develop its managed services business across a global platform, with the move allowing the firm to better supports it clients and win business in areas where it had not previously had capability.

Following the acquisition, DWF will have offices in 33 key locations with a total staff of around 4,200 people.

Andrew Leaitherland, group CEO at DWF, said: “I am delighted to have completed another important acquisition for DWF and to welcome Mindcrest to our Group. Mindcrest is an excellent fit for our business, allowing us to rapidly expand our managed services offering in both existing and new areas, accelerating growth in this key offering that remains central to our strategy. 

"Managed services continues to be a real differentiator for DWF, and Mindcrest will provide the resources to better support our clients globally by meeting their requirements where and when they need them.”