Fieldfisher has advised Wilson Allen, a provider of software, services, and expertise that help law firms and professional services organisations enhance business performance, on its acquisition of Capensys, a leading provider of software training services and technology.
The addition of Capensys’ training solutions will extend Wilson Allen’s ability to help firms accelerate user adoption of technology, streamline change management, and rigorously enforce information security practices.
Founded in 2008, Capensys is a trusted provider of technology and security training solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments for clients in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia, helping firms optimise their training programs through blended learning strategies and innovative training tools.
The company has a full portfolio of training delivery tools, a comprehensive library of user adoption materials, and online and instructor-led materials. Capensys helped establish the Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition (LTC4) – a non-profit group that created and maintains legal technology core competencies that have become the industry standard for law firms.
Both Wilson Allen and Capensys operate virtually in locations throughout the US, Canada, and the UK.
Commenting on the deal, Tim Bird, corporate partner at Fieldfisher, said:
"As a highly innovative law firm specialising in the technology sector and having been among the first firms to embrace new technological solutions for our clients and staff, we were especially thrilled to assist with this significant deal in the lawtech market.
"The Covid-19 crisis and shift to remote working has spurred deal activity among providers of remote training and other service delivery technologies and we are pleased to be able to help clients grow and future-proof themselves ready for new ways of working and serving customer needs."
Norm Mullock, VP of strategy at Wilson Allen said:
“We exist to help our customers get the greatest benefit from technology investments. Since change management is one of the most important aspects of every technology project, we are increasing our investment in training solutions as a foundational element of our change management offering.
"The company’s training platform, content, methodology, and expertise complement and greatly expand our existing training capacity. This is all the more important as firms deal with the added dimension of remote training.”
Sue Pasfield, founding director of Capensys, said:
“We are delighted to join the Wilson Allen organisation. Wilson Allen is a trusted advisor and services partner with a clients-first ethos. Being part of Wilson Allen will expand our reach and allow us to continue to invest in deepening our goal-based training offerings and our learning platform, ultimately to make our clients more competitive, profitable, and secure.”
The Fieldfisher deal team comprised corporate partner Tim Bird and corporate associate Natasha Scanes, with additional assistance from employment senior associate David Lorimer and franchising senior associate Vicky Reinhardt.
Fieldfisher is an enterprising European law firm built around people. We have market-leading practices in our four key sectors of energy and natural resources, technology, financial services and life sciences.
The team is based across Europe and we act for more than 50 companies on the Official List, AIM, Euronext Growth, and Acquis Exchange markets as well as a wide range of investment banks, brokers, sponsors and nominated advisers.
The Fieldfisher network spans over 1,500 people across 25 international offices, all of which offer clients highly commercial, pragmatic advice.
We are based in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, the UK and the US.
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