Friday, January 26, 2007

Exterro Receives Series-A Funding

PORTLAND, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 26, 2007 -- Exterro, a leading provider of litigation support and discovery management technology to the legal industry, today announced the receipt of a major investment in Series-A funding from private investors to expand operations and launch its products. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company has offices and a development center in Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and Coimbatore, India. The funding allowed Exterro to hire a leading expert in the legal industry, in addition to marketing and development staff. Future plans include offices in New York/Washington, D.C. and other strategic locations during 2007, as well as speeding the development of new and innovative products.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Special Counsel to Acquire the Esquire Group

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SpecialCounsel(R), the legal staffing unit of MPS Group, Inc. (NYSE: MPS), todayannounced that it has acquired the legal placement, staffing and outsourceddocument review units of the Esquire Group. Terms of the deal were notdisclosed. The Esquire Group is the leading legal recruiting and consulting firmheadquartered in Minneapolis. Founded in 1989 by Patricia Comeford, Esq.,the Esquire Group works with leading law firms and in-house legaldepartments to recruit the best attorneys, paralegals, legal support staff,litigation support and project professionals and has been recognized byleading legal publications for its unique services and success.

Trial Solutions Acquires Discovery Law to Form National Full Service Litigation Support Organization

HOUSTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Trial Solutions, an established player in the nationwide online document hosting, electronic discovery and trial consulting services market today announced that it has acquired Discovery Law, an emerging leader in the US wholesale litigation support services market. The Company reported that Discovery Law has been its national distributor for ImageDepot, Trial Solutions' industry-leading online review software, and the two companies have been successfully partnering for the past three years with Discovery Law handling large-scale coding projects, nationwide production coordination and project management through its National Alliance Network of litigation support service providers.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala picks up stake in Inventurus

MUMBAI: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has picked up a stake in the Mumbai-based Inventurus Knowledge Solutions for $5.5 million. Inventurus is a start-up BPO company, focusing on healthcare and legal process outsourcing.

The company was founded by Nitin Gupta, Sachin Gupta and Joe Benardello. Jeffrey P Freimark, EVP and CFO of Intelsat has joined the company as non-executive chairman. Jeffrey Freimark says, “Both Nitin and Sachin have worked for me in outsourcing contract and they did a good job of managing it. Now, that they are venturing out on their own, I have decided to help them.”

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Ivize, Action Legal and Summit Document Services Merge

CHARLESTON -- Action Legal Document Services, Ivize and Summit Document Services on Tuesday announced they have merged to create a legal document services company that provides support, technology and advisory services to law firms, government organizations and corporate customers in the Midwestern and Southeastern United States.

The combined company -- Ivize -- is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., and has 16 regional offices, including Charleston. As part of the merger, Action Legal Document Services of Charleston will adopt the Ivize name.

Stroz Friedberg, LLC Secures $30 Million Investment from Greenhill Capital Partners

Stroz Friedberg, LLC, a national consulting and technical services firm specializing in digital forensics, electronic discovery, cyber-crime response, and investigations is pleased to announce a $30 million investment from Greenhill Capital Partners, LLC, an affiliate of Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL).

The investment by this blue-chip private equity firm will fuel plans for the growth of Stroz Friedberg's service offerings and geographic footprint. A key element of the transaction is the establishment of an employee equity incentive plan to reward the signature high-quality talent at Stroz Friedberg, and attract additional high-caliber talent to continue Stroz Friedberg's tradition of setting the standard for excellence in its field.