Gaslighting is a sophisticated manipulation tactic which certain types of personalities use to create doubt in the minds of others. Recognizing and appropriately responding to it can be critical to reducing its impact in environments ranging from the courtroom to the c-suite. If not dealt with properly, gaslighting can have a negative impact on relationships, performance, and communications, directly impacting organizational and individual productivity, revenue, and outcomes.
According to Adam Clammer, Chief Executive Officer of TWC Tech Holdings, said: “At True Wind Capital we are focused on investing in leading technology companies, and the Cellebrite opportunity ticks all the boxes on our wish list for a long-term investment in a public company. Cellebrite empowers public and private sector customers to drive digital transformation of the investigative workflow through its advanced technology. Importantly, Cellebrite’s technology helps bring justice to victims of crimes, including cases of child exploitation, violent crimes such as homicide and sexual assault, drug and human trafficking, fraud and financial crime. We are proud to be partnering with a company that is having a real impact on these issues.”
According to Eric Weiner, Partner at Blue Sage, “We are excited to partner with Candice [Corby] and her best-in-class team and to support Cobra in the next stage of its evolution. The Cobra platform stands out in its commitment to service, responsiveness, and flexibility in managing its customers’ eDiscovery and legal services needs. Together we will focus on organic growth and acquisitions to expand Cobra’s service offering and build a leader in the eDiscovery and legal services industry.”
Increased interest in levels of M&A activity has warranted that the Bureau of Competition’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) share the monthly figures for Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act transactions. This increased activity can be seen in the running update of HSR transaction numbers between October 2019 and today. The latest monthly update from the PNO is for March 2021 and noted 323 reported transactions. This is the highest number of monthly reported transactions in any March between FY 2010 and FY 2021. The 323 reported transactions number is also the second-highest reported monthly transactions number for any month between October 2010 and today, only trailing the 424 reported transactions in November 2020.
According to the announcement, Monica Enand, Zapproved Founder and CEO, shared, “The future of ediscovery requires the ability to defensibly manage a company’s critical and foundational legal hold work, plus handle skyrocketing data volumes from a variety of places, increased security needs, and even wholly unexpected events like the quick shift to remote workforces in 2020. ZDiscovery has been built to help our customers solve these challenges today, and stay ahead of them in the future.”
According to Tony Caputo, CEO of CloudNine, “CloudNine is 100% dedicated to providing the best eDiscovery offerings on the market. We are very proud to be acknowledged as a ‘most trusted eDiscovery vendor’ in the IDC Survey. Combining our internal resources with the substantial capabilities of our service partners, CloudNine strives to set the highest standard in eDiscovery technology products and services. The enhancements in the latest Review release make it an indispensable and practical option for legal and eDiscovery professionals, where time and cost have a critical impact on their bottom line.”
From Relativity and Reveal to Compliance (System One) and Veristar, the following findings, data points, and tracking charts highlight information that may be useful for understanding M&A+I activity patterns in the eDiscovery ecosystem from January 1, 2021, through March 31, 2021. During 1Q21 there were at least ten M&A+I events, an pulse rate that equaled the investment pulse rate of ten events during the same time frame in 2020.
According to the announcement, Epiq Access is available globally and provides a unified digital interface and single sign on experience to gain access to Epiq and third-party legal applications, legal business intelligence dashboards and reports, project status, support requests and tracking, and Epiq’s easy-to-use SaaS eDiscovery solution, Epiq Discovery.
According to Jake Frazier, a Senior Managing Director and Head of the Information Governance, Privacy & Security practice within the Technology segment at FTI Consulting, “We view information as an asset, but also understand that for our clients to realize value from complicated data environments, they need to first address the many rules and regulations that implicate how sensitive information is protected, managed, shared and utilized. Our data governance team brings decades of collective, cross-functional experience in managing legal and regulatory challenges and developing transformative programs that reduce risk and unlock data value.”
According to today’s press announcement, Endpoint Inspector provides users with the server, endpoint software and license for examiners to conduct investigations and eliminates the critical time delay and cost needed to ship laptops to physical locations for digital data collection.