Markham, Ontario, April 16, 2019 –CORA Group ("CORA"), a subsidiary of Jonas Software (“Jonas”)is pleased to announce the acquisition of BEC Legal Systems (“BEC”). BEC develops enterprise solutions to help law firms organize and streamline their day-to-day tasks and cases.
“We are very excited to acquire BEC, a recognizable leader and pioneer in the legal software vertical,” says Matt Otchet, CEO, CORA Group. “BEC has done a remarkable job in growing into the success it is today, and we look forward to collaborating with the BEC team to further build upon that foundation. The entire team is dedicated to providing winning products supported with world-class service, and I believe that there will be a lot of opportunities to expand even further. Please join me in welcoming the BEC team and customers to the CORA family.”
BEC CEO John Brookbank had this to say, “We are thrilled to join the CORA Group and eager to work with them as we take our software to the next level. With the infusion of CORA resources and backing, we’re confident in our ability to expand services and innovate our product offerings. Our family business has grown over the years because we’ve listened to our customers and worked to address their ever-changing needs. It was clear from the beginning that CORA shares our belief that personal service is the cornerstone of success.”
BEC Legal Systems was founded in 1942 in Cincinnati, OH, USA, starting out as a vendor of typewriters and re-furbished office equipment. In 1970 the company began to focus exclusively on the legal market, providing network services, training and consulting for document management, document automation, time and billing, and digital dictation systems. Today, BEC continues to develop software solutions that help law firms organize their cases, manage their dockets and efficiently produce documents, giving attorneys more time to focus on their clients.
CORA Group operates over 30 independently managed software brands around the world, providing them with the strategic guidance and financial security required to be leaders in their respective markets. From its roots formed in the construction and healthcare markets, CORA’s reach has grown extensively within the debt collection & recovery, wine/spirits, moving/storage, loyalty, legal, and long-term care verticals. Today, CORA Group is proud to supply industry-leading enterprise management software and related services to more than 50,000 customers in over 10+ vertical markets.