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Glasgow investigation software company buys Australian rival



A Glasgow-based intelligence and investigation software company has acquired an Australian rival.

Altia bought field intelligence and evidence collection software business VeriSaaS for an undisclosed sum.

Backed by investment firm NorthEdge, Altia provides government departments and law enforcement agencies across the UK, Canada and Australia with intelligence and investigation software.

It supports police forces and investigation teams to automate processes using technology – reducing time and money spent on investigations and improving prosecution rates.

VeriSaaS has developed software to support organisations to collect actionable intelligence. The business’ main offering is a digital note taking system called Verinote, which stores notes in the cloud, allowing users to search and access information in real time.

The deal increases Altia’s product offering and supports the business to increase its international presence across the 17 countries it operates in.

As part of the acquisition, VeriSaaS founder and chief executive Brice Neilson will join Altia as its director of Asia-Pacific.

Rob Sinclair, chief executive at Altia, said: “The addition of the Verinote software complements our proposition perfectly and supports us towards these ambitious plans.

“Brice’s experience of working in law enforcement and politics has allowed him to build a software business that solves complex and critical issues with practical solutions.”

Neilson added: “I’ve partnered with Altia for just over a year now, and I’ve been consistently impressed with their drive to help investigation teams across government, law enforcement and private sector organisations improve effectiveness and efficiencies using technology.”

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