Cogency Global Acquires Unisearch

New York-based Cogency Global Inc., a global provider of corporate compliance and transactional legal support services, announced today that it has acquired Washington-based Unisearch Inc. 
Bertram Capital-backed Cogency Global provides a full range of registered agent, transactional, and corporate compliance services for law firms, lenders, and multi-jurisdictional corporations in the U.S. and internationally. 
The Unisearch acquisition is part of Cogency’s strategic intent to expand via new service line extensions, geographic expansion, and strategic acquisitions. 
Based in Washington State, Unisearch specializes in search, retrieval, and filing of public documents, with a range of corporate, registered agent, and UCC/Lien services. The combined company of approximately 430 professionals serves over 25,000 customers around the world. 
“Our vision is to be the logical choice for organizations around the world, to provide support across their entire lifecycle. We’re working aggressively toward that each and every day,” said Cogency Global Chief Executive Officer Bruce Jacobi. “Unisearch is a perfect fit with that vision, with a longstanding reputation serving the U.S. regional lender community with deep local insights in geographies that complement ours.
“As we’ve gotten to know the Unisearch leadership team, it is clear they share our commitment to deliver highly responsive, reliable, and personal service. Cogency’s critical assets are our people, and Unisearch’s culture is a good fit as we build upon the cultural elements that enable our unique service quality.”
Unisearch CEO Jan Hopton said, “We’ve consistently grown our business since our founding in 1991, based on hard work and a commitment to outstanding customer service. Cogency Global and Unisearch have similar values. I’m confident that this combination will create opportunities for both our employees and for our clients.”
Global PMI Partners is serving as post-merger integration advisor to Cogency Global in connection with the transaction.
About Cogency Global
Cogency Global, founded in 1980, is an international provider of registered agent services as well as fast and efficient corporate transaction and compliance solutions for companies and their counsel. The company also keeps clients informed of changes to the law and filing procedures through frequent bulletins, email updates, and live informational webinars and seminars. Headquartered in New York City, with offices throughout the United States as well as in London, Hong Kong, and Singapore, Cogency Global is well-positioned to support legal and business professionals around the world. For more information, please visit
About Unisearch 
Unisearch Inc. is a public records research firm that specializes in the search, retrieval, and filing of public documents in all 50 states and internationally. With our services and tools, we offer an extensive range of Uniform Commercial Code/Lien and Corporate services to the legal, financial, and business communities. Unisearch has become an industry leader in UCC documentation services among the commercial lending and legal communities. Unisearch is headquartered in Tumwater, Washington, with offices throughout the United States. For more information, please visit
About Bertram Capital
Bertram Capital is a private equity firm targeting investments in lower-middle market companies. Since its inception in 2006, the firm has raised over $2.2B of capital commitments. In addition to supplying strategic growth capital, Bertram Capital leverages proprietary processes and services, Bertram High-5sm and Bertram Labs, to empower its portfolio companies to unlock their full business potential. The Bertram High-5sm is an operationally focused value creation strategy, which includes management augmentation, operational initiative implementation, complementary business acquisition, sales, and marketing improvements, and leveraging technology and IP. The cornerstone of this strategy is Bertram Labs, its in-house technology team, which drives growth and value through digital marketing, e-commerce, big data and analytics, application development, and internal and external platform optimization. Visit for more information.
Source: Cogency Global Inc.