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eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments in Q1 2020

From HaystackID and Everlaw to Cellebrite and Carbonite, ComplexDiscovery findings, data points, and tracking information from January 1, 2020, to March 29, 2020, may be useful for understanding merger, acquisition, and investment activity patterns in the eDiscovery ecosystem during the first calendar quarter of 2020.

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eDiscovery Technology Provider Everlaw Raises $62M

“Everlaw is changing the way legal teams uncover the truth buried in mountains of data and documents,” said Steven Sinofsky, board partner at Andreessen Horowitz. “Everlaw has already established itself as a leader in the $11 billion ediscovery market, and promises to make a lasting impact defining modern work solutions for litigators.”

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OpenText Buys Secure Information Exchange and Unified Communications Leader XMedius

“We welcome XMedius’s customers, strong partner network and employees to OpenText,” said Mark J. Barrenechea, OpenText CEO & CTO. “The acquisition reaffirms our commitment to Montreal, already a strategic hub for our analytics and AI development teams. Together, we will bring leading cloud and hybrid solutions to enterprises and small to mid-sized businesses.”

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TCDI Receives Private Equity Investment from Trivest Partners

“We are excited to partner with TCDI and Bill Johnson to accelerate TCDI’s solid foundation and impressive track record of innovation and client retention. Trivest will assist the leadership team with an aggressive but thoughtful add-on acquisition program aimed at increasing the Company’s size, scale, presence, and capabilities in the coming years,” shared Jamie Elias, Partner at Trivest.

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Kenyon Group Advises Information Governance Solutions on its Sale to Access

“The IGS acquisition, together with our prior acquisition of Montaña & Associates, brings world-class solutions and services to Access clients for electronic and physical information management and compliance,” said Rob Alston, Chief Executive Officer of Access. “Information governance advisory services and software are crucial to data security and risk reduction in the entire information management lifecycle-from document management to secure record destruction.”

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HaystackID Announces Recapitalization

“We are exceptionally pleased with the growth of HaystackID and delighted to continue our support and investment in Hal Brooks and his team as they continue to focus on addressing customer needs with superior services,” shared HaystackID Board Member Mike Bryant, Partner at Knox Capital. “We are also thrilled to work with Quad-C and look forward to benefiting from their deep industry and investment expertise as we seek to quicken HaystackID’s growth pace and expand its growth path.”

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Mindcrest Acquired by Law Firm DWF

According to Ganesh Natarajan, CEO at Mindcrest, “We are excited to become part of the DWF family. As one of the oldest legal services companies, Mindcrest has established a reputation for high quality and exceptional client service. This will be enhanced with DWF Mindcrest, bringing the right talent, technology, and processes coupled with strong project management to develop innovative integrated solutions for our clients across the globe.”

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Cellebrite Acquires BlackBag Technologies

“This acquisition will allow Cellebrite to accelerate the delivery of new Digital Intelligence solutions and services that will empower our customers and allow them to maximize the efficiency and accuracy of their digital investigations. The acquisition is a major milestone in our journey to help our customers build safer communities and we welcome the BlackBag team to Cellebrite.”

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Kroll Expands in APAC with Acquisition of RP Digital Security

The deal strengthens Kroll’s cyber risk capabilities across the APAC region, aligning with and further reinforcing the company’s commitment to providing clients with end-to-end cyber resiliency solutions, from detection and response to remediation, restoration and hardening as Singapore-based RP Digital Security is a leader in computer forensic investigations, digital security, and eDiscovery services.

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KLDiscovery Acquires Superior Document Services

“We are delighted to welcome the Superior team into the KLDiscovery family,” said Christopher Weiler, CEO of KLDiscovery. “Superior is a well-respected, full-service eDiscovery and litigation support provider in Virginia and has built its business by delivering high-touch, personalized document and eDiscovery services while ensuring the highest quality control and security standards, making them a natural fit with KLD.”

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