A Long Runway? KLDiscovery Files for Initial Public Offering

On Tuesday, November 23, 2021, KLDiscovery took a strong step toward building on the strengths of its existing business and strategy through its filing for an IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission. According to the filing, the company is focused on continuing to enhance its proprietary solutions, expanding its ecosystem, and extending its reach to capitalize on its large and growing market opportunity.

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Content Assessment: A Long Runway? KLDiscovery Files for Initial Public Offering

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S-1 Filing

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: S-1 Registration Statement for KLDiscovery, Inc.

Mission Extract

We solve complex legal, regulatory, and data challenges for our clients around the world by leveraging our proprietary software and innovative technology-based solutions.

Use of Proceeds Extract

The principal purposes of this offering are to increase our capitalization and financial flexibility and create a public market for our common stock. We intend to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay indebtedness and for general corporate purposes, including working capital, operating expenses and capital expenditures. We may also use a portion of the net proceeds to acquire or make investments in complementary businesses, products, offerings and technologies, although we do not have agreements or commitments for any material acquisitions or investments at this time.

Market Opportunity Extract

We operate within the legal services industry, one of the largest sectors in the global economy, which we believe is in the early stages of a major technological transformation. According to Statista, legal services represents one of the largest sectors in the global economy, with worldwide spend estimated to increase from $767 billion in 2021 to $846 billion in 2023. eDiscovery is an essential component of the legal industry, and the market remains highly fragmented. According to the IDC, the worldwide eDiscovery software and services market is forecasted to be $14.7 billion in 2021 and is expected to increase to $16.9 billion by 2024 due to the proliferation of data and legal challenges. Additionally, our information governance solutions are also part of the broader information governance market which is expected to be $6.5 billion in 2021 and grow to approximately $8.9 billion in 2024, according to Radicati. Data recovery is another mission-critical offering that we provide, and the market is characterized by numerous small providers who rely on third-party data recovery software tools. As noted by the IDC, the worldwide data protection market, which consists of data recovery, archives, and backup spending, is projected to be $8.9 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow to $18.4 billion in 2025.

We believe our total addressable market, or TAM will continue to grow over the long term, with the acceleration in the volume and variety of enterprise data that are critical to legal cases. Traditional methods of manual collection and review of data are being, and will continue to be, increasingly displaced by the use of technology solutions, and we believe the efficacy and functionality of our proprietary platform and our flagship ecosystem, Nebula, enable us to capture a greater percentage of this expanding TAM. With increased global scrutiny and added regulations within cybersecurity, businesses remain increasingly focused on adopting technology solutions whether within information governance or data recovery that ensure comprehensive data security. These industry tailwinds, alongside the greater adoption of legal technology on an industry-wide basis and need for providers with both proprietary software and human capital, will organically broaden our TAM. We intend to continue to capitalize on opportunities to increase our share of the TAM by expanding the use cases for our solutions through our commitment to product innovation and platform expansion.

Read the original filing.

Complete Filing: Form S-1 Registration Statement – KLDiscovery, Inc. (PDF) – Mouseover to Scroll

US SEC Form S-1 Filing - KLDiscovery - 23 November 2021

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