Solution 6 yesterday announced it has signed a $46 million ($US30m) deal with Hummingbird subsidiary CMS/Data Corporation, which instantly gives it with a valuable distribution system in North America.
Chris Tyler, Solution 6 CEO, touted the move as an "excellent strategic fit" in what is set to create the world's largest practice management software in the services industry.
"We have pursued this acquisition quietly but relentlessly for almost two years because the extra value the combination will offer CMS/Data and Solution 6 customers is compelling," he said.
CMS/Data is a global supplier of practice management software to the legal profession with 250 staff in three countries.
Tyler believes the acquisition gives it an opportunity to leverage its own accounting software business with CMS/Data's legal experience.