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Sentio advises Linetime on MBO

LINETIME, which provides software and services to the legal sector, has completed a management buyout.

The 50% stake held by former chairman, John Burrill, has been purchased by a new company owned by managing director Tony Klejnow and development director Phil Snee for an undisclosed sum.

The company, which has a turnover of £2.4m, was established in 1983 and has developed an advanced portfolio of case, practice and matter management software, as well as debt recovery software, to provide legal practices with a solution to cover all areas of the business, without the complexity and cost of using disparate systems.

Clients include high street practices as well as law firms in the UK top 200.

Tony Klejnow said: “Over the past 31 years, the team has built an excellent reputation for Linetime among the legal profession for developing software which makes practices more efficient, helps improve the services provided to clients and improves productivity. We are delighted to have completed the buy out of John’s stake and we are looking forward to maintaining that success by continuing to develop software that will keep our clients at the forefront of technology.”

Andrew Barlow of Sentio Partners said “We are delighted to have helped Tony and Phil complete the takeover of Linetime. It is a forward thinking company, with a national reputation, which is well placed to go from strength to strength under the leadership of its dynamic management team.”