Altia has successfully completed the acquisition of Aquila Intelligence Solutions Ltd, a renowned provider of internet-based digital intelligence and investigation solutions. This strategic move will enhance Altia’s existing portfolio of specialist intelligence and investigation software for government departments and law enforcement agencies in 18 countries, such as the UK, US, Canada, and Australia. Notably, Altia’s exemplary offerings have been recognized with a prestigious Queen’s Award in Enterprise for International Trade in 2021.
Operating from Nottingham and Glasgow, Altia’s primary objective is to revolutionize investigation processes for police forces and investigation teams by leveraging advanced technology. Their state-of-the-art software automates tasks, resulting in significant time and cost savings while significantly elevating prosecution rates. On the other hand, Aquila specializes in developing comprehensive software catering to the investigative needs of various organizations, spanning crimes of different scales, fraud, and regulatory breaches.
Altia’s CEO, Rob Sinclair, expressed excitement over the acquisition, emphasizing their commitment to developing cutting-edge software to transform how investigations are handled by sectors both public and private. By integrating Aquila’s software into their offerings, Altia aims to expand their presence within the digital evidence market, further strengthening their position as industry leaders.
Tom McGhee, co-founder of Aquila, shared his enthusiasm, stating that this acquisition represents a momentous milestone in their journey. He expressed confidence in the synergies between the two companies’ visions and values, highlighting the potential for even greater success and impact within their industry.
As Altia continues its growth trajectory, its achievements have been supported by NorthEdge, a renowned backing firm. Allan Dunn, a director at NorthEdge, expressed delight in contributing to Altia’s continuous expansion. This acquisition by Aquila is the company’s fourth strategic move since NorthEdge’s investment, demonstrating their commitment to facilitating Altia’s progress and prosperity.
The deal was advised by Browne Jacobson, with Gareth Davies spearheading the advisory process.