Forensic Access Group Acquires Alecto Forensic Services

1 June 2021

Forensic Access Group has completed the acquisition of Alecto Forensic Services Limited. This is the latest acquisition into the Forensic Access Group, building on the success of Forensic Access and following the recent acquisition of digital forensics and cyber security specialists IntaForensics, and supports an ambitious growth strategy aimed at creating a leading international forensic and criminal justice services organisation.

Oxfordshire-based Forensic Access is leader in the provision of forensic science and support services to the UK criminal justice system, and forms part of the larger Limerston Capital backed AFA International.

Swindon-based Alecto specialise in forensic: anthropology, archaeology, ecology, imaging, proficiency testing, case reviews and CSI/forensic training. Alecto’s services are used by domestic and international law enforcement agencies, military forces, government and non-governmental organisations, the legal profession and private clients. Alecto have a wealth of practical expertise and all training is completed by qualified ISO 17020 Assessors.

Commenting on the acquisition Rachel Jansen, CEO of Forensic Access Group, said:

“We are delighted to bring into the fold Adam McConochie, Gaille MacKinnon, Karl Harrison and their outstanding forensic and training teams from Alecto. 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.”

Adam McConochie, Forensics Services Director at Alecto, shares the sentiment commenting:

“This is a tremendous opportunity for Alecto Forensics to join a market-leading company in the provision of forensic services. This transition will help Alecto to grow our ecology services and training programs alongside Forensic Access. This will increase our client-base domestically and internationally and offer greater opportunities to develop our knowledge and skills at the forefront of forensic services and training. We are all excited about this new era in Alecto’s evolution and are looking forward to new opportunities and future success working with Forensic Access.”

Jon Blows, CFO of Forensic Access Group, said:

“We are delighted at this, our latest acquisition, as it complements and enhances our comprehensive range of forensic services. We look forward to continuing to develop, identify and support further organic and collaborative acquisition opportunities”.

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