Finnish document management startup Ment is acquired by US M-Files

M-Files, a global leader in information management, has acquired Espoo-based no-code document automation startup Ment for an undisclosed amount. With the acquisition, M-Files will deliver robust document automation capabilities that enable new and existing customers to quickly automate their own documents. 

  • Founded in 2016 by Kaisa Kromhof, Ment develops a no-code document automation platform that aims to make lawyers’ lives easier and remove the barriers of complex document automation processes. It provides organizations with self-service tools that enable knowledge workers to generate documents directly from third-party input, in a secure and compliant way, and release automated content anywhere.
  • Ment’s clients range from medium-sized companies to some of the biggest law firms and consultancies in the world, including organizations in the US, UK, and Nordics such as Bloomberg Law, Artificial Lawyer, and BAM legal. Also, it has other customers, including EU-Startups, Reuters.
  • Texas-based M-Files builds a metadata-driven document management platform that enables knowledge workers to instantly find the right information in any context, automate business processes, and enforce information control. This provides businesses with a competitive advantage and substantial ROI as they deliver better customer experiences and higher-quality work with lower risk. 

“The acquisition of Ment amplifies our ability to help organizations increase productivity and improve their bottom line by minimizing time-consuming, manual work processes. Ment’s robust document automation capabilities strengthen our offerings and commitment to bring customers solutions that enable knowledge workers to work smarter and deliver significant business impact,”

said Antti Nivala, founder and CEO of M-Files.
  • With the acquisition, Ment is available as a standalone product or as a complement to the M-Files platform and will continue to be supported as a modular offering. Additionally, a phased integration of Ment into the M-Files’ platform is underway to enhance the combined value of M-Files solutions. M-Files plans to extend the offering to other industries and use cases in the future.