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Equistone’s Apogee makes third acquisition

Equistone Partners Europe-backed Apogee Corporation has completed its bolt on acquisition of CityDocs, a UK-based provider of in-house and outsourced print and digital document services.

The deal marks Apogee’s third acquisition since Equistone provided a significant investment in September 2016.
Apogee has completed acquisitions in Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Germany this year and will continue to make further acquisitions to drive growth in the UK and Europe.
Based in London with additional operations in Manchester, CityDocs offers digital document scanning, processing, hosting and full reprographic services on a project or ongoing basis. The firm’s legal document services operation is a market-leading provider of forensic technology to London-based firms, chambers and in-house counsel, whilst its managed print services team provide office and production print technology.
Also within the group is Willow Graphics, CityDocs’ visual communications operation which provides creative services, large format and digital printing.
Jason Collins, Apogee joint CEO, says: “CityDocs has a fantastic reputation for secure, responsive and expert specialist services all around the digital or paper document and this is perfectly in line with Apogee’s strategy. The quality of service and the 24/7 capabilities the CityDocs operations have to support clients is really impressive, and the new eDisclosure technology is clearly the way forward for all professional services, not just legal. This is a terrific business that Peter Lawson and his team have built and I’m very excited about how we can develop the business further now it is part of the Apogee group.”
Peter Lawson, CityDocs’ managing director, says: “I’m very proud of what the team at CityDocs have achieved. We have built a great services-focussed company and such good relationships with so many of our clients, we have become the partner they can rely upon. Now it’s time to take what we have to the next level with Apogee. Our clients will have access to more solutions and the impressive scale and power of Apogee’s Managed Services operation, and our specialist digital document services, particularly forensic technology, document processing and eDisclosure will be of great value to Apogee’s existing clients.”

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