Saturday, September 27, 2008

Hobart West Group Acquired by Alexander Gallo Holdings

ATLANTA (September 26, 2008) – Alexander Gallo Holdings LLC announced today that it has completed an acquisition of The Hobart West Group, the parent company of Esquire Litigation Solutions, a leading provider of court reporting and litigation support services. As part of the transaction, Alexander Gallo Holdings acquires all The Hobart West Group subsidiaries, including Esquire Deposition Services, Esquire Litigation Solutions and DepoNet. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“The acquisition is squarely in line with our business strategy, positioning Alexander Gallo Holdings as one of the nation’s leading court reporting and litigation support services companies, with 12 companies and more than 60 locations nationwide,” said Alexander J. Gallo, president and chief executive officer. “Bringing the two companies together enables us to offer a wider array of services, bringing increased value to our clients in the court reporting, litigation support and eDiscovery arenas.”

The new company, which will be merged with existing Alexander Gallo Holdings companies Brown & Gallo, LRI, Paulson Reporting and Litigation Services, Associated Reporters, SetDepo, Jack Daniel Court Reporting & Video Services and Tankoos Reporting, now has the largest base of court reporters in the United States. Alexander Gallo Holdings offers an extensive suite of litigation support services, including court reporting, legal videography, videoconferencing, trial presentation services, document management and eDiscovery services.

A related transaction was reported as follows:
MENLO PARK, Calif. and ATLANTA, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Accel-KKR today announced the acquisition of a significant equity stake in Alexander Gallo Holdings, LLC, a privately-held court reporting and litigation support services company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The equity stake was purchased as part of Alexander Gallo Holdings' acquisition of The Hobart West Group, a major industry peer, in a transaction substantially funded by Accel-KKR. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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