HBR Consulting Expands Document and Records Management System Capabilities with Acquisition of Younts Consulting
Award-winning group augments HBR’s Content Management & Collaboration offerings and further strengthens Renovus Capital Partners’ legal services platform, which also includes LAC Group + Wilson Allen
February 2, 2023 (Chicago, IL) – HBR Consulting, LLC (HBR), a trusted advisor to law firms and law departments worldwide, today announces the acquisition of leading content management firm Younts Consulting, Inc. (Younts).
Effective February 1, the combination expands the scope of HBR’s content management and collaboration (CM&C) services, including document management, records management, and related areas such as security, risk management, information governance, complex cloud solution deployment, and technology transformation, augmenting HBR’s team of CM&C professionals. Serving law firms, corporate law departments, and government entities, Younts’ team of highly experienced consultants, project managers, developers, and engineers has a proven track record in these areas and an established reputation for delivering exceptional results and maintaining long-term client relationships for over 25 years. A recognized expert in iManage technology, Younts has been named an iManage “Partner of the Year” 16 times, including its 2022 recognition as “North America Mid-Market Partner of the Year.”
“We are delighted to welcome the Younts team to the HBR family,” said Matt Sunderman, chief executive officer at HBR. “Younts’ deep experience and capabilities perfectly complement HBR’s existing content management and collaboration expertise.” Chris Ryan, HBR’s executive vice president of client development, added, “Given Younts’ strong reputation in the legal technology space and client-centric approach, we are excited to align Younts with our client success and delivery strategy.”
“We believe HBR is the right organization for our team and our clients in the current environment,” said Chris Degnan, chief executive officer at Younts, who joins HBR as senior vice president of client development. In addition to helping integrate the Younts team, Chris will focus on client success and HBR’s document and records management solutions. “HBR’s breadth of services to leading law firms and corporate law departments and its sterling reputation and expertise across the legal ecosystem are unparalleled. We have collaborated with members of HBR’s team in the past, and we look forward to continuing to provide our clients with the same exceptional service we’ve offered for decades, while also giving them access to HBR’s broader offerings and expertise.”
About HBR Consulting
HBR Consulting LLC (www.hbrconsulting.com) provides law firms and corporate law departments with strategic guidance, operational improvement, and technology solutions that drive innovation while managing cost and mitigating risk. HBR’s proven combination of experience, relationships, and insights—spanning the legal ecosystem—delivers sustainable financial and competitive advantages for its clients.
In late 2022, HBR was acquired by Renovus Capital Partners, creating along with LAC + Wilson Allen a group of companies with a distinct market advantage—a second-to-none competence that spans strategic advisory, technology, and information services, backed by deep domain expertise, market insights, extensive resources, and long-standing reputations for trusted advice and service quality.
Together, HBR and LAC + Wilson Allen have nearly 600 employees, an extensive affiliate and partner network, and operate throughout the US, Canada, UK, and Europe. The companies are jointly serving clients and efforts are underway to integrate brands and operations in 2023.
About Younts Consulting
Younts is a nationally recognized premier content management company focused on the needs of law firms, corporate legal, and government entities. Younts’ team of highly experienced consultants, project managers, developers, and certified engineers has established a reputation for delivering exceptional results and maintaining long-term client relationships for over 25 years.
Director, Marketing and Content, HBR Consulting