Forensic Access Acquires IntaForensics

12 January 2021

Limerston Capital portfolio company Forensic Access Limited (Forensic Access) has completed the acquisition of IntaForensics Limited (IntaForensics).

Oxfordshire based Forensic Access is a leader in the provision of forensic science and support services to the UK criminal justice system. It forms part of the larger Limerston Capital-backed AFA International, led by CEO and Forensic Access founder Prof Angela Gallop, CBE.

Based in Nuneaton, IntaForensics specialises in digital forensics and cyber security, whilst also developing the leading digital case work management software in the market, LIMA. It offers digital forensic services to law enforcement and government agencies, providing analyses and reports for legal cases in criminal defence, family law, intellectual property theft, dispute resolution, and commercial & civil litigation.  The company is also a leader in cyber security, providing incident response, penetration testing, payment-fraud investigations and security assessor services to a range of clients, backed by its ISO 17025 accreditation.

The acquisition of IntaForensics is the first step of an ambitious growth strategy aimed at creating a leading international forensic and criminal justice services organisation.


Martim Avillez and Joao Rosa Limerston Capital Founding Partners said: “The acquisition of IntaForensics is a key milestone for Limerston Capital’s investment in the criminal justice services space. Combining Forensic Access’ outstanding lab forensic services with IntaForensics’ leading digital forensics and cyber capabilities will further enhance the reach and product suite of the group. We are delighted to have supported Rachel and the Forensic Access management team in this first transaction.


Rachel Jansen, Chief Executive of Forensic Access said:


We are delighted to bring into the fold Andrew Frowen and his outstanding forensic and cyber teams from IntaForensics. We jointly share the strategy and vision of providing leading support to our valued customers through investment in technology, quality and innovation. The businesses are in a fantastic position to deliver further growth in the coming years working with the experienced team at Limerston Capital.


Andrew Frowen, CEO of IntaForensics said:


This is a tremendous opportunity for both companies and a testament to the tireless investment of effort and dedication from all the staff at IntaForensics since we created the company in 2006. We are incredibly proud of all that we have achieved on our journey to become one of the market-leaders in the delivery of accredited digital forensics, PFI investigations and cyber security services. Our flagship LIMA product suite will be a focus for development as the new version is released and made available for all forensic disciplines. The management team and all staff are looking forward to working with Rachel and the Forensic Access team dedicating significant resources and investment to drive additional innovation throughout the combined product lines, with the common goal of taking customer satisfaction to new heights.



About Limerston Capital

Founded in 2015, London based Limerston Capital pursues control investments in UK lower mid-market companies and seeks to create value through the firm’s operationally focused and buy-and-build model.  The firm targets businesses with EBITDA of between £5 million and £15 million, that have a solid value proposition, but have potential for operational improvements, have mispriced underlying returns on capital or provide opportunities for strategic repositioning and consolidation. Limerston Capital’s fully integrated team of operating partners participates in all aspects of deal origination, value creation and portfolio management.


About AFA International

AFA International brings together the very best of British forensic science with the ‘jewel in the Foreign Office’s crown’ in international aid consulting for criminal justice and national security.  The group comprises the joining of two companies:  London based Axiom International Ltd (Axiom) is focused on international development consultancy delivering solutions in strategic capacity building, institutional & public sector reform, justice and peacebuilding, and national security development in low and middle-income countries; and Oxfordshire based Forensic Access Ltd (Forensic Access), a provider of forensic science services to the UK criminal justice system and specialist forensic consulting services.


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Learn more about IntaForensics here.

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