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    eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments in Q3 2018

    Since beginning to track the number of publicly highlighted merger, acquisition, and investment (M&A+I) events in the eDiscovery ecosystem, ComplexDiscovery has noted more than 300 M&A+I events between November 2001 and today.

    While not all inclusive due to the fact that M&A+I events are not always publicly disclosed, the abridged listing of M&A+I events maintained by ComplexDiscovery notes key industry business moves by sharing event date, company involvement, and event amount (if known).

    Based on an aggregate review of the abridged listing through the lens of Q3 2018, the following findings, data points, and tracking charts may be useful for understanding M&A+I activity patterns in the eDiscovery ecosystem from July 1, 2018, through September 27, 2018.

    Five Key Findings

    • There have been at least six M&A+I events in the eDiscovery ecosystem during Q3 2018. (n=6)
    • August was the most active month in Q3 2018 for M&A+I events with at least three total events.
    • July was the least active month in Q3 2018 for M&A+I events with one known event.
    • The investment pulse rate for the three months of Q3 2018 appears to be congruent with monthly investment patterns since November of 2001
    • Q3 2018 investment pulse rate appears to be slightly greater than the investment pulse rate during the same period in Q3 2017. Industry Tracking

    M&A+I Data Points

    Activity By Month (Q3 2018)

    • July – 1
    • August – 3
    • September – 2

    Activity By Month (Q3 2017)

    • July – 3
    • August – 1
    • September – 1

    M&A+I Tracking Charts

    (Charts Can Be Expanded for Detailed Viewing)

    Chart #1: An Overview of Merger, Acquisition, and Investment Events by Calendar Month (2018)

    Events Per Calendar Month - 2018

    Chart #2: Merger, Acquisition, or Investment Events vs. Month (November 2001 Through September 2018)

    Events Per Calendar Month - 2001-2018 Q3

    Chart #3: Merger, Acquisition, or Investment Events vs. Year (November 2001 Through September 2018)

    Events Per Year - 2001-2018 Q3 Update

    M&A+I Events

    Q3 2018 eDiscovery M&A+I Chronology

    Event DateAcquired (Investee)Acquirer (Investor)Amount (Estimated $)
    20-Sep-18United Lex (Investee)CVC Capital Partners (Investor)
    10-Sep-18Ringtail eDiscovery Software Business (From FTI Consulting)Nuix$55,000,000
    20-Aug-18Copy Source One, LTDiNSERViO3
    15-Aug-18Wolfinger Forensics (Merger)Everest Technologies (Merger)
    13-Aug-18Innovative Discovery (Investment)Silver Oak Services Partners (Investor)
    9-July-18Controle LLCEpiq

    Investing in eDiscovery Running Listings

    2018 Quarterly Listings

    Source: Original Research

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