Preston-based IT disputes firm acquired

A Preston consultancy which specialises in IT disputes and digital forensics has been snapped up by a global firm.

Blackrock Expert Services has purchased IT Group for an undisclosed sum in a bid to expand its capabilities in the IT sector.

IT Group specialises in technology while Blackrock has extensive experience in the construction industry.

Tony Sykes, the founder and joint managing director of IT Group, said: “IT Group has been involved in some of the world’s largest IT disputes, as well as disputes involving technology in construction projects.

“We are really excited about the opportunity to advise on Blackrock’s projects as well as continuing to offer technology dispute and forensic services to clients across the group.”

Giles Derry, chief executive of Blackrock Expert Services, added: “The shared ethos of quality, integrity and independence meant the two businesses were a natural fit together.

“The ever-increasing importance of technology in construction and the continued growth of technology, IP and data disputes means this will be an area where access to IT experts is essential.  There is a scarcity of experienced IT experts in the market place.”

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