Morae Global acquires UK legal consultancy Janders Dean

03 July 2020 3 min. read
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British legal management consultancy Janders Dean has been acquired by Morae Global for an undisclosed fee. The deal adds a UK-based legal advisory practice to Morae’s international offering, in a bid to meet growing global demand.

Commenting on the acquisition, Janders Dean Founder Justin North said, “This is an extremely exciting deal that opens up a range of opportunities for our team and clients, who stand to benefit from the scale and coverage of Morae’s impressive global operations… There is a huge appetite to move beyond hype and towards implementing major transformation programmes that deliver measurable value. By joining forces with Morae, we can help drive meaningful improvement and lasting change for our clients.”

Janders Dean is a niche independent consultancy founded in 2007. Its core areas of expertise include analysis services for strategic and operational planning projects across the legal industry. The firm boasts a team of management consultants and industry experts, and its clients include a number of leading law firms and corporate in-house departments in the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Asia Pacific region. Morae Global Corporation meanwhile provides comprehensive legal and compliance solutions to law departments, compliance teams and law firms.

Morae Global acquires UK legal consultancy Janders Dean

According to North, the deal comes after Morae and Janders Dean have worked closely together over a number of years. As the legal industry “reimagines the way it works, from evaluating working practices to assessing cost models,” he stated his believe that the firms’ combined skills and experience mean “we are now able to significantly amplify the delivery of our services to clients around the world.”

The Janders Dean team of senior analysts and consultants in the UK and APAC will continue to be led by Janders Dean founder Justin North in his new role as a Managing Director. The acquisition follows several joint ventures and collaborations between the two companies – in particular a “major transformation initiative for one of the world's leading financial institutions” which a release from the firms cites as having “crystalised” the relationship.

Commenting on the news, Shahzad Bashir, CEO of Morae Global Corporation, added, “Transformation is at the heart of what we are about and for years I have admired Janders Dean’s dedication and unwavering focus on innovation and influencing the market towards new ways of thinking. I have also witnessed first-hand how the ideas they’ve sown across their community have evolved into commonly adopted working practices.These are the skills and characteristics that others try to imitate, but ultimately it is a cultural piece that few have nailed, and that is what makes Janders Dean such an ideal fit for Morae.”

This announcement follows Morae’s acquisition of Phoenix Business Solutions in May 2019 and the Clutch Group in 2017. Morae now has offices in Abu Dhabi, Bangalore, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Maastricht, New York, Sydney, Washington, D.C., and Zurich.