Law Business Research (“LBR”), a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (“LLCP”), announced today that it has acquired Hopkins Bruce Publishers LLC (d/b/a “Docket Navigator”). Headquartered in London with offices in Hong Kong and Washington, DC, LBR is a leading provider of business information, legal analysis tools and networking for global legal markets.
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Docket Navigator is the market-leading provider of patent litigation information across the United States. Its proprietary technology tracks, processes, organizes and synthesizes every significant event across US district courts, the Court of Federal Claims, the International Trade Commission, and certain Patent Trial and Appeal Board items. Docket Navigator provides its solutions to nearly 17,000 users across 88 of the AmLaw 100 firms as well as many leading corporations.
Nick Brailey, CEO of LBR, commented “We are excited to partner with Docket Navigator, which further enhances our portfolio of legal data solutions. Combining Docket Navigator and its rich data tools with LBR’s platforms will further enhance our market-leading information solutions to the global legal community.”
David Cowan, Senior Managing Director at LLCP, added, “We are pleased to continue our support of LBR through this highly attractive acquisition. Under Nick’s leadership, we believe that this combination will further bolster LBR’s valuable subscription product set.”
LBR is a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners VI, L.P.
LLCP was advised by Honigman LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP.