Impacting ACEDS? The Sale of BARBRI to Francisco Partners

According to Jacques Galante, Partner of Leeds Equity, “This transaction represents the culmination of a significant business transformation for BARBRI that could not have been accomplished without the great insights and contributions of Steve Fredette, Mike Sims, Dan Wilson and the entire BARBRI team. The team has built an extraordinary business by investing in people, learning technology, and unrivaled products, all with a relentless focus on delivering best-in-class learning outcomes.  We wish the team continued success as they build on this strong business foundation and lead BARBRI during its next chapter of partnership with Francisco Partners.”

XDD Acquires eDiscovery Business of Zeledon-Castillo

According to Jorge Zeledon-Castillo, CEO at Zeledon-Castillo, “Joining forces with XDD further empowers our ability to provide advanced eDiscovery and litigation support services to our clients in southern Texas. XDD’s reputation for instilling optimized processes and communications is second to none. Coupled with their advanced technologies, we look forward to integrating our people and clients into the XDD ecosystem.”

A Splash of Optimism? Spring 2021 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results

This is the twenty-second quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey conducted by ComplexDiscovery. It is also the fifth time the survey has been conducted during the current pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter life as we know it. It also continues to alter the business landscape of everyone in the eDiscovery ecosystem. 2,432 individual responses have been received from legal, business, and technology professionals across the eDiscovery ecosystem since the inception of the survey. 100 respondents shared their splashingly optimistic opinions as part of the most recent survey.

Gaslighting: Litigation, Manipulation, and Projection

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.

SPAC Attack? Cellebrite Moves Toward Becoming a Public Company

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.”

Cobra Legal Solutions Receives Investment from Blue Sage Capital

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.”

Ahead of Schedule? A Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Transaction Update (March 2021)

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.

A Shooting Star? Veristar Announces Joint Venture with CrossRealms International

According to Veristar company founder, CEO, and president, Rick Avers, “We are excited to be joining forces with the outstanding CrossRealms International team. Aligning forces with the litigation IT services professionals at CrossRealms International will completely set Veristar apart from its traditional competitors and completes Veristar’s vision to transform our industry that is still providing 20th-century resources in the 21st century.”

A New Model for the Future? Google Cloud, Allianz and Munich Re Partner to Revolutionize Risk Management in the Cloud

According to Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, “The benefits of adopting cloud technologies are too compelling for today’s enterprises and we are committed to removing the barriers that prevent this business acceleration. That’s why we are proud to be delivering a first-of-its-kind program with Allianz and Munich Re to help our customers reduce security risks and gain simplified access to specialized cyber insurance coverage to help customers accelerate their business with confidence in the cloud.”

Silver Lake Invests in Relativity

According to Joe Osnoss, Managing Partner of Silver Lake, “Relativity is not only the clear leader in software for the legal sector, but also an increasingly strategic company in enterprise technology generally, as proliferating data across multiple formats both on-premise and in the cloud need to be collected and analyzed for a wide range of compliance purposes. Our investment is designed to accelerate the realization of Relativity’s potential in partnership with the talented management and employees, founder Andrew Sieja and our colleagues from ICONIQ Growth.”

XDD Acquires eDiscovery Business of Zeledon-Castillo

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SPAC Attack? Cellebrite Moves Toward Becoming a Public Company

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Cobra Legal Solutions Receives Investment from Blue Sage Capital

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eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments in Q1 2021

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A New Era in eDiscovery? Framing Market Growth Through the Lens of Six Eras

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An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup: 2020-2025 Worldwide Software and Services Overview

While the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for worldwide eDiscovery software...

Resetting the Baseline? eDiscovery Market Size Adjustments for 2020

An unanticipated pandemeconomic-driven retraction in eDiscovery spending during 2020 has resulted...

Home or Away? New eDiscovery Collection Market Sizing and Pricing Considerations

One of the key home (onsite) or away (remote) decisions that...

Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for March 2021

From data breach economics and vulnerabilities to private-equity investments and vendor...

Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for February 2021

From litigation trends and legal tech investing to facial recognition and...

Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for January 2021

From eDiscovery business confidence and operational metrics to merger and acquisition...

Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for December 2020

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XDD Acquires eDiscovery Business of Zeledon-Castillo

According to Jorge Zeledon-Castillo, CEO at Zeledon-Castillo, “Joining forces with XDD...

Cobra Legal Solutions Receives Investment from Blue Sage Capital

According to Eric Weiner, Partner at Blue Sage, “We are excited...

Corporation Z? Zapproved Releases of ZDiscovery Platform

According to the announcement, Monica Enand, Zapproved Founder and CEO, shared,...

Head in the Clouds? CloudNine Releases Review Updates

According to Tony Caputo, CEO of CloudNine, “CloudNine is 100% dedicated...

A Splash of Optimism? Spring 2021 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results

This is the twenty-second quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey conducted by...

Cold Weather Catch? Predictive Coding Technologies and Protocols Survey – Spring 2021 Results

The Predictive Coding Technologies and Protocols Survey is a non-scientific semi-annual...

Out of the Woods? Eighteen Observations on eDiscovery Business Confidence in the Winter of 2021

In the winter of 2021, 85.0% of eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey...

Issues Impacting eDiscovery Business Performance: A Winter 2021 Overview

In the winter of 2021, 43.3% of respondents viewed budgetary constraints...