CCL Group adds digital forensics capabilities with Evidence Talks acquisition

CCL Group, the UK’s leading provider of digital forensics, data analytics and cybersecurity services, has completed the acquisition of Evidence Talks. Heligan Partners oversaw the deal process, leading on negotiation, as well as legal, financial and commercial due diligence.

CCL Group is the UK’s leading specialist digital investigations and cybersecurity provider. With an international client base, the company provides a broad range of ISO17025 accredited digital forensics services to law enforcement and government, the legal profession, and private sector organisations.

Evidence Talks is a digital forensics provider with over 25 years’ experience in supplying technology and consultancy services to law enforcement, defence, government and corporate organisations. The company is joining with CCL Group to continue innovating and providing world-class digital forensics to UK and international organisations. Evidence Talks’ unique forensic technology and hardware extends CCL Group’s offering to major organisations that are responsible for protecting communities and organisations.

Over its 25-year history, Evidence Talks has earned a global reputation with law enforcement and the military with its SPEKTOR triage solution used in major operations. It means that customers can acquire data in the field from a range of devices in minutes and provide actionable intelligence for fast-moving investigations.

“CCL Group is delighted for Evidence Talks to be joining our company,” said Noel McMenamin, Director, CCL Group. “It strengthens our overall presence in the digital forensics market with unique products and tools. The Heligan Partners team was able to balance the negotiation and due diligence with our desire to maintain a positive working relationship with the Evidence Talks team. The key opportunity is to collaborate and innovate with the Evidence Talks team, so the process needed to respect that relationship. Heligan Partners managed that challenge expertly.”

“We’re delighted to continue to advise and support the team at CCL Group as they scale internationally,” said Greg Easter, who led the transaction team for Heligan Partners. “It’s always pleasing to be able to do the right thing for all the parties in a transaction.”

Brian Blakemore

Brian Blakemore

Chairman at Heligan Partners

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