Secrutiny and Acora join forces

Southeast law firm Moore Barlow has advised leading cyber-security firm Secrutiny on its acquisition by national IT services provider Acora.

The merger combines Secrutiny’s team of over 50 specialist cyber consultants and analysts with Acora’s existing staff of more than 450, expanding the expertise, choice, scale and assurance the newly combined outfit offers to its client base of mid-to-large businesses. 

Secrutiny co-founder Ian Morris says: “I’ve known Acora since its early days, and watched it develop into a highly capable IT services company with a clear focus on developing its people and its customers’ experience. An important factor in our decision to join forces was their approach to previous mergers and acquisitions, particularly the quality of the integration approach and the support given to their people while building a compelling group culture.  

I would like to say a big thank you to Jeremy, Isabelle, Gemma and the rest of the Moore Barlow team for their support on the deal.  Their dedication combined with their commerciality helped deliver the deal on time and I would not have any hesitation in recommending them.

Ian Morris – Co-founder

Secrutiny was advised by a team led by Jeremy Over, head of Corporate at Moore Barlow alongside Isabelle Balch (solicitor, Corporate), Gemma L’Esperance (trainee solicitor, Corporate) and Chelsea Feeney (solicitor, Employment).

Jeremy said: “Cybersecurity is a fast-paced and constantly evolving landscape and firms in the sector must constantly adapt and grow accordingly. This deal will enable Secrutiny to do just that – Acora’s national footprint and larger infrastructure will mean a far wider pool of businesses can benefit from the skills and expertise its advisors bring to the table.

“It is exactly the right time for Secrutiny to join a larger group that has the scale to realise its growth potential.”

How Moore Barlow can help

At Moore Barlow, we provide legal advice that is built around you and your business. We put your needs first and give you a succinct explanation of complex legal matters so that you can act quickly and confidently to any opportunities that may arise.

Having one of the largest corporate law departments in Southern England, we can provide you with a high-quality service across a number of areas in this sector.

Our team aims to understand how your business works, taking a proactive approach, so that we can anticipate what you may need from us.

About Secrutiny

Secrutiny specialises in IT and cybersecurity, cyber risk audits, cyber control assessments and strategy, helping organisations secure themselves through good practice and hygiene, and new products where appropriate. 

About Acora

Acora is a UK-based IT managed services and technology partner. We provide comprehensive infrastructure and desktop support services, business software and cloud solutions to over 300 clients in the financial, legal, insurance, professional services and other sectors.