Sunday, September 25, 2011

iControl ESI Acquires Firefly Dataworks

Dallas, TX -- September 25, 2011

iControl ESI, a national provider of e-Discovery services, reported on September 8, 2011 it has acquired Silicon Valley-based Firefly Dataworks LLC, a leading provider of electronic discovery services to law firms and corporate legal departments throughout the region. The acquisition allows iControl ESI to further increase its visibility and expand its proprietary hosted review software, Recenseo™ to Firefly Datawork's large customer base.

Firefly Dataworks President and Co-founder Christopher A. Lorenz has been named Vice-President, Sales. Mr. Lorenz will assume responsibility for leading the iControl ESI's national sales function, and increasing the company's brand recognition and reputation as a first-rate, knowledge-driven service provider.

"This acquisition makes sense on several fronts," said Michael J. Conner, President of iControl ESI. "First and foremost, we are acquiring a growing company with terrific customer-centered sales leadership, so culturally it is a great fit. Secondly, we now have access to a larger customer base that has been looking for a superior review platform, and feel strongly that Recenseo™ will fill that need. This is very important in today's rapidly-evolving litigation support marketplace."

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Alexander Gallo Holdings Files for Bankruptcy in New York

As reported on the Bloomberg.com website...

Alexander Gallo Holdings LLC, a provider of court reporting and litigation services, filed for bankruptcy protection.

The company today listed debt in the range of $100 million to $500 million and assets of less than $100 million in Chapter 11 documents in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan.

The company and its units’ 30 largest creditors without collateral backing their claims are owed about $189 million, according to court documents. Gallo Holdings LLC, listed as the note holder representative, is the biggest, with a claim of $147.9 million, according to court papers.

Peachtree Holdings Inc. holds 100 percent of the equity interest in the Atlanta-based company. Ten affiliates, including Esquire Solutions and Esquire Litigation Solutions, also sought protection.

The case is In re Alexander Gallo Holdings LLC, 11-14220, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).

It was reported on Reuters.com that the firm would be sold through bankruptcy to HIG Capital.

A couple days earlier the company announced an agreement to sell the assets from its Esquire Litigation Solutions (ELS) Business Unit to Document Technologies, Inc. (DTI).

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

DTI Acquires Esquire Litigation Solutions' Assets

ATLANTA, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Esquire Solutions, an Alexander Gallo Holdings company, today announced an agreement to sell the assets from its Esquire Litigation Solutions (ELS) Business Unit to Document Technologies, Inc. (DTI) as part of its ongoing effort to focus resources on its core business of providing court reporting, deposition support, and trial services and software.

In addition, Esquire Solutions has entered into a national agreement with DTI whereby ELS services will be sold and delivered through the DTI brand. ELS provides clients with Electronically Stored Information (ESI) management, electronic discovery, forensics, hosted review, project management and document management services. The agreement will allow clients direct access to the best-of-breed offerings from both Esquire and DTI.

"We are very pleased to announce a transaction that allows us to realize the tremendous value we've built in ELS and use the proceeds to support our core businesses for the benefit of our clients. We're also pleased that the talented and committed employees of ELS will be joining an established company with an excellent reputation," said Alexander Gallo, founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

Esquire Solutions is the nationwide leader in litigation support solutions anchored in the major litigation centers of Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Atlanta, delivering end-to-end litigation solutions in court reporting, legal video, hosted review, electronic discovery, trial software and trial consultation. The Company's professionals support AmLaw 100 law firms and global corporations and their outside counsel with the convenience and efficiency of a single source for comprehensive litigation solutions. For more information, visit www.esquiresolutions.com.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Advanced Discovery and CP Document Technologies Announce Merger

Los Angeles, California (September 1, 2011) - Advanced Discovery, LLC and CP Document Technologies, LLC announced today that each has entered into an agreement to merge.

Operating under the Advanced Discovery™ brand, the combined companies are poised to advance their existing experience in effectively managing the ever-shifting needs of corporate legal departments and law firms. Each company is already an established, premier provider, of professional services in electronic discovery; including forensic data collection, early data assessment, electronic data processing, hosted document review and managed contract review/coding services.

David Vandygriff, the current CEO of Advanced Discovery, will share a cooperative Chief Executive Officer role with Michael Driver, the current CEO of CP Document Technologies. Jeremy Lindahl, the current COO of CP Document Technologies, will become an Executive Vice President of Advanced Discovery. Thadd Hale will continue in his role as the COO of Advanced Discovery.

“This merger of two electronic discovery marketplace anchors will leverage seasoned professionals and collective technical strength for the benefit of corporations and law firms nation-wide,” said David Vandygriff, “CP Document Technologies has an excellent team and both organizations are eager to realize the greater breadth of opportunities that will be brought through the expansion and growth that this merger provides.”

“Combining forces with Advanced Discovery stood-out as an opportunity that offers both outstanding benefits in service to our clients and additional resources to our dedicated team members. We are all energized and looking forward to leveraging the strength of our newly combined resources,” stated Michael Driver.