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CIVC Partners Portfolio Company, Magna Legal Services, Partners With O’Brien & Levine Court Reporting Solutions


PHILADELPHIA, PA — CIVC Partners, L.P. (“CIVC”), a Chicago-based middle market private equity firm, is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Magna Legal Services (“Magna”), has completed the acquisition of O’Brien & Levine Court Reporting Solutions (“O’Brien & Levine” or the “Company”).

O’Brien & Levine was founded in 1990, and over the last three decades has established itself as one of the largest independent providers of court reporting services in Boston and the greater New England region.

O’Brien & Levine represents a highly complementary acquisition for Magna that enhances Magna’s existing capabilities and market position in Massachusetts. “O’Brien & Levine is a fantastic fit with Magna’s existing service offering,” said Mark Williams, Magna’s CEO, “We believe that the combination of the two organizations will result in attractive growth opportunities and are delighted to welcome O’Brien & Levine into the Magna family.” Founding Partner and Executive Vice President of Sales at Magna, Peter Hecht, added, “We at Magna have a tremendous amount of respect for O’Brien & Levine and are excited that our clients will be able to take advantage of their services in the New England area. We are equally excited about the opportunity to offer new powerful litigation support tools for their clients.”

“Our firms’ complementary industry strengths, similar collaborative culture and focus on exceptional service will be valued by clients in New England and throughout the U.S.,” said O’Brien & Levine President Kenny Zais. “We will continue to introduce and support real-world technologies for litigation practices, such as virtual depositions and paperless exhibits, that have now become a mainstay. I am excited about the next chapter for our clients, court reporters and team.”

Existing O’Brien & Levine operations will continue business as usual, and O’Brien & Levine clients will receive the same level of high-quality customer support as prior to the acquisition. O’Brien & Levine will continue its operations based in Boston, MA.

About Magna Legal Services

Magna is a leading provider of litigation support services to law firms, governmental agencies, and corporations, offering a broad array of services that support clients through each phase of the litigation process, including court reporting, graphics design, jury consulting, record retrieval, and translation services.  For additional information on Magna, visit https://www.magnals.com/.

About CIVC Partners, L.P.

CIVC Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm investing in high growth middle market business services companies. Since 1989, the team has invested $1.9 billion in 70 platform companies and currently invests from CIVC Partners Fund VI. More information on CIVC Partners and its portfolio companies can be found at www.civc.com. If you have an opportunity that may be an acquisition candidate for Magna, please contact Scott Schwartz (sschwartz@civc.com) or Doug Potters (dpotters@civc.com).

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