Canadian legal technology firm in another Irish buy

Dye & Durham buys Keyhouse, which serves hundreds of law practices and in-house legal departments.

Canadian-listed business services technology company Dye & Durham has made its fourth Irish acquisition in the last 18 months with the purchase of legal software provider Keyhouse.

The deal will help secure Dye & Durham’s toehold in the Irish market with access to Keyhouse’s extensive client base and its market-leading practice management software.

The Vancouver-based firm said it will now start work on an integrated technology platform, led by the Keyhouse system, for the hundreds of law firms and in-house legal departments in the Irish market.

The move will also provide Keyhouse clients access to Dye & Durham’s own cutting-edge cloud technologies, while also offering Keyhouse the opportunity to expand further into international markets from its Irish base.

“We’re delighted to have our technology, service and personnel recognised by such a prestigious international brand. This new chapter will allow us to invest further in our technology and services so that we can continue to help law firms get better results for themselves and their clients.”

Brian Sweeney, Keyhouse Managing Director

Mr Sweeney and Keyhouse co-owner Stephen Keogh, who together lead the business, will be staying with the firm following the acquisition, along with the existing team.

Keyhouse will be joining Dye & Durham’s growing stable of Irish legal services companies, which includes Brady & Co, Rochford Brady Group and Hibernian Legal.

Keyhouse will now start integrating its product suite with Dye & Durham’s wider third-party systems, such as search, anti-money laundering, quote conversion, digital onboarding, and compliance, the company said.

A global company, Dye & Durham had offices in Canada, Australia and the UK before entering the Irish market. The firm has pursued aggressive growth via more than 30 acquisitions, 11 of these in the last two years.


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