Epiq Buys Hyperion Legal Ops + Tech Consultancy

Epiq, the multi-stream legal services company, has acquired Hyperion Global Partners, a global business and technology advisory practice for legal operations and transformation.

The acquisition expands Epiq’s strategy to deliver a suite of legal business management services and solutions to corporate in-house law departments, law firms and other clients. Hyperion’s founder and CEO, Eyal Iffergan, will join Epiq as Managing Director of its new legal operations advisory business.

On LinkedIn, the consulting part of the company – which is based in Texas – lists eight people, although small teams of high-level consultants getting together is quite normal in the legal consulting field. (Note: Just checked that number with Hyperion, who say that’s about right.)

Eyal Iffergan has had multiple roles, including as a principal of tech consultancy Baker Robbins before it merged with Hildebrandt International – when it was part of Thomson Reuters. And he even had a stint at Arthur Andersen back in the day. He also worked at Clearspire, focused on IT.

The Hyperion acquisition includes its legal operations advisory practice as well as Hyperion Research, the analyst-driven unit of Hyperion Global Partners focused on legal solutions market intelligence. Hyperion Research is a provider of independent market research and analysis, delivering insights on leading trends in legal strategy, operations and technology.

Ziad Mantoura, SVP and General Manager for Epiq’s legal transformation services business, said: ‘Hyperion has a team of expert consultants and a heritage of guiding clients to make intelligent, fact-based decisions to transform their businesses. Joining forces with this team and its impressive market intelligence capabilities adds considerable depth to the solutions we offer our clients as we help guide their digital transformation.’

Financial terms were not disclosed. The move comes days after tech platform BigHand bought consultancy Mason & Cook.