Genial Group acquired for an undisclosed sum

The laboratory software specialist, Genial Group, has been acquired by Harris, a division of Canada-based Constellation Software Inc, for an undisclosed amount.

Based in Chester, Genial Group consists of Genial Genetic Solutions and Genial Compliance Systems. The two businesses provide laboratory and clinical process data management systems and innovative laboratory reagents to genetics and pathology professionals. Genial’s software is licensed to over 35,000 users in forty countries.

The acquisition will facilitate an exit for shareholders, including Founder and Managing Director Lawrence Crees.

Lawrence Crees stated that “Harris is the best home for Genial Genetics and Genial Compliance, having industry-leading best practices, strong financial resources and global coverage to help grow the businesses sustainably”.

Genial Group will enable Harris to expand its presence of “mission-critical software” in the United Kingdom.