A SOLID Look from Europe? Legal Tech Merger and Acquisition Activity with Mike Bryant and John Jacobs

From Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) to the recent flurry of legal tech consolidations, Mike Bryant, an industry veteran and partner at Knox Capital Holdings, and John Jacobs, a managing member of Marks Baughan Securities, share information, intelligence, and insight into the legal tech investment landscape during this 20-minute educational presentation and discussion as part of the 2021 Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption (SOLID) Europe conference on April 29, 2021.

Smooth Sailing? A Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Transaction Update (April 2021)

Increased interest in levels of M&A activity has resulted in the Bureau of Competition’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) publishing the monthly figures for Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act transactions. The latest monthly update from the PNO is for April 2021 and noted 266 reported transactions. This is the highest number of monthly reported transactions in any April between FY 2010 and FY 2021. It is also the fourth-highest number of reported transactions in any month since October 2010.

Got Interoperability? CloudNine Launches Discovery Portal

According to Jacob Hesse, VP of Product at CloudNine, “Discovery Portal is a substantial breakthrough which will have a direct, positive impact on our clients who move data between technologies. Our development team has done amazing work to increase the speed, accuracy, and performance of Discovery Portal and our products like CloudNine’s Explore, LAW, Concordance, and Review. Discovery Portal will create tremendous time and cost savings for our clients and partners.”

Magnet Forensics Closes $115 Million IPO

According to Adam Belsher, Magnet Forensics’ CEO, “I’m proud of the team that has gotten Magnet Forensics to this important milestone. Our customers are seeing significant growth of cybercrime and digital evidence related to their investigations globally. The investment in Magnet Forensics, through the IPO, is ultimately an acknowledgement of the importance of these challenges and provides resources to tackle them more aggressively.”

Ready for Takeoff? Eighteen Observations on eDiscovery Business Confidence in the Spring of 2021

In the spring of 2021, 60.0% of eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey respondents felt that business climate conditions will be better in six months. This is 10.0% higher than sentiment in the winter of 2021, where 50.0% of survey respondents felt that the business conditions would be better in six months. This is also the highest percentage of respondents who felt that business conditions would be better in six months since the initiation of the survey in the winter of 2016.

Connecting the Dots: Considering eDiscovery from Initiators to Ecosystem

From a macro perspective, connecting the dots in eDiscovery is to simply draw logical inferences from connecting items of information to reveal something previously hidden or unknown. The provided non-comprehensive graphical depiction may be helpful in considering and connecting the dots during planning, forecasting, and sharing activities regarding the discipline of eDiscovery. 

The eDisclosure Systems Buyers Guide – 2021 Edition (Andrew Haslam)

Authored by industry expert Andrew Haslam, the eDisclosure Buyers Guide continues to be the most comprehensive and definitive resource available for data discovery and legal discovery professionals seeking to understand and evaluate eDisclosure-related services and products.

Issues Impacting eDiscovery Business Performance: A Spring 2021 Overview

In the spring of 2021, 25.0% of respondents viewed budgetary constraints as potentially having the greatest business impact on their business during the next six months. This percentage is the highest of all business impact concerns represented in the spring 2021 survey. This percentage is the lowest rating in the area of budgetary constraint concerns since the beginning of the COVID pandemic in the spring of 2020. This is also the fourteenth time in twenty-two surveys that the issue of budgetary constraints has been the top concern or tied for the top concern by survey respondents.

Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for April 2021

From X-Road® and risk management to business confidence and cybersecurity, the April 2021 edition of the Five Great Reads on eDiscovery newsletter provides a selection of recent research, reports, and articles to update and inform legal, business, and information technology professionals in the eDiscovery ecosystem.

IPRO Releases New Version of eDiscovery Enterprise Software

According to Frederic Bourget, Vice President of Product at IPRO, “Our goal is to help legal teams collaborate and get to evidence faster. By being able to search data in-place, they can perform investigations, understand their data, better respond to requests, and minimize the amount of documents earlier in the eDiscovery process. In addition, with the integration of our AI Active Learning, customers are able to be more accurate and reduce review times, making their overall process very intuitive and cost effective.”

A SOLID Look from Europe? Legal Tech Merger and Acquisition Activity with Mike Bryant and John Jacobs

From Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) to the recent flurry of...

Gimmal Acquires Sherpa Software

According to Mark Johnson, Chief Executive Officer at Gimmal, "With the...

Magnet Forensics Closes $115 Million IPO

According to Adam Belsher, Magnet Forensics' CEO, "I'm proud of the...

XDD Acquires Paralaw

According to Bob Polus, XDD Founder and CEO, “As part of...

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

There are many excellent resources for considering chronological and historiographical approaches...

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 April 2021

From X-Road® and risk management to business confidence and cybersecurity, the...

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...

Gimmal Acquires Sherpa Software

According to Mark Johnson, Chief Executive Officer at Gimmal, "With the...

Got Interoperability? CloudNine Launches Discovery Portal

According to Jacob Hesse, VP of Product at CloudNine, “Discovery Portal...

Magnet Forensics Closes $115 Million IPO

According to Adam Belsher, Magnet Forensics' CEO, "I'm proud of the...

XDD Acquires Paralaw

According to Bob Polus, XDD Founder and CEO, “As part of...

Ready for Takeoff? Eighteen Observations on eDiscovery Business Confidence in the Spring of 2021

In the spring of 2021, 60.0% of eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey...

Issues Impacting eDiscovery Business Performance: A Spring 2021 Overview

In the spring of 2021, 25.0% of respondents viewed budgetary constraints...

Happy Days are Near Again? eDiscovery Operational Metrics in the Spring of 2021

In the spring of 2021, 93 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey participants...

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

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