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Dye & Durham acquires ESILaw, a leading practice management and accounting software solution provider to law firms

Dye & Durham announces today that it has acquired 100% of ESI Software Inc. Founded in 1983, ESILAW provides law firm practice management and financial accounting and billing tools that maximize productivity for law firms. The acquisition creates immediate synergies for both business lines by bolstering the combined product offers to an expanded customer base.

Matt Proud, Dye & Durham’s CEO, comments “This is an important acquisition for Dye & Durham. ESILaw’s practice management and legal accounting solutions are a clear fit within Dye & Durham’s suite of Business Law and Real Estate Law solutions. The acquisition of ESILaw expands our solutions’ breadth and will enhance the benefits for our customers in the legal services market.”

Matt Proud further explained, “We saw the opportunity to acquire an independent industry leader with a blue chip customer base. Because these businesses tuck-in naturally, it allows for significant cross-sell opportunities, and greater workflow improvement for our existing customers.”

Richard Bath, President of ESI Software Inc. said “ESILaw is a well-known and respected player in the Canadian Legal community. With Dye & Durham quickly becoming the leading technology company in the legal services industry, we are very excited to become part of the D&D team.”
Richard Bath added, “The cultures of these companies are very similar: A constant focus on innovation and a commitment to exceptional customer service.”

About Dye & Durham

Dye & Durham Corporation is a leading developer of software and technology solutions designed to maximize efficiency and increase productivity for legal and business professionals. With a commitment to innovation, the company has grown to 200 employees in Canada and the United Kingdom and serves blue chip customers including many of Canada’s largest legal firms, financial institutions, and government organizations. Dye & Durham’s Chief Executive Officer, Matt Proud, was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® honorees for 2018.
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About ESI Software Inc

ESI Software is focused on delivering the feature-rich and truly easy to use software solutions that help law firms build a stronger foundation. Our latest product, ESILAW 360, brings you all the tools you need for legal practice management and accounting.
The ESILaw community consists of over 15,000 legal professionals who have trusted ESILaw as their software solutions partner for over 30 years.  The ESILaw team is continually striving to make your management and administrative process as effortless as possible.

For further information: Jeff Corcoran, Vice President, Marketing, +1-416-640-7100 ext.3472, [email protected],