Abry Enters Legal Services Space

U.S. Legal Support, a provider of litigation support services, has been acquired by Abry Partners.

U.S. Legal provides court reporting, record retrieval, interpreting & translations, trial services and transcription services to major insurance companies, corporations and law firms nationwide. The company, founded in 1996 and led by CEO Charles Schugart, has over 85 offices located across the United States and is headquartered in Houston (www.uslegalsupport.com).

“U.S. Legal Support represents an ideal investment for Abry,” said Nick Scola, a Principal at Abry. “Charles and his team have built a fantastic company with a scalable sales and customer service focused business model and leading operational processes that allow them to deliver superior service to their clients.”

Abry invests in the media, communications, and business and information sectors. The firm was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Boston (www.abry.com).

“Following several years of significant growth, award-winning service and recognition among our clients, we are enthusiastic to partner with Abry in support of continuing our strong tradition of high client satisfaction,” said Mr. Schugart. “Abry has an excellent reputation and proven track record for driving growth in its portfolio companies. We are pleased to have a partner that shares our philosophy and look forward to working with them in support of our vision to be the industry-leading provider of litigation support services, providing our clients a competitive edge with access to the best technology and service.”

Deloitte Corporate Finance was the financial advisor to U.S. Legal Support. Managing Director James Miller led the transaction for Deloitte.

Kirkland & Ellis provided legal services to Abry on this transaction.

© 2018 Private Equity Professional | December 5, 2018

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