Friday, October 19, 2012

Xact Data Discovery Acquirers Houston Based Flash Discovery

October 17, 2012 --Xact Data Discovery (XDD), an international leading provider of data discovery and management services to law firms, corporations and government agencies with 16 offices nationally, recently acquired Flash Discovery in Houston, Texas helping to further expand the company’s nationwide presence.  This acquisition marks the second in as many months as XDD continues its expansion endeavors in the US.

The acquisition included 100% of all business assets, personnel and current customers.   Ferdinand Andres, an owner of Flash Discovery and a long-time employee of XDD, will be responsible for the XDD Houston new office.

According to Bob Polus, Xact Data Discovery’s President and CEO, “we have a significant client base in Houston, Texas for our ESI service offerings.  With the acquisition of Flash Discovery, we can now offer local, streamlined Paper Discovery services as well.”  Polus went on to add, “we have tremendous confidence in Ferd Andres and in his passion for providing excellent customer service and work product.”

Xact Data Discovery (XDD) is an international Data Discovery and Management company providing streamlined Forensic, Processing, Hosting, Document Review, Project Management, Imaging & Coding and Paper Discovery services to law firms, corporations and government agencies.  At Xact Data Discovery, communication is everything—because clients need to know where their data is throughout the entirediscovery life cycle—as well as understand the valuable information and knowledge they can obtain from it.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Digital Reef Acquired By TransPerfect

NEW YORK and BOSTON, October 4, 2012 – TransPerfect Legal Solutions (TLS), a leading global provider of legal support services, announced the acquisition of Boston-based Digital Reef, Inc. Digital Reef will become a division of TransPerfect Legal Solutions. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Founded in 2006, Digital Reef was named a Market Leader in IDC’s most recent MarketScape of standalone early case assessment (ECA) applications. Digital Reef is a leading eDiscovery software provider for corporations, law firms, and litigation support service providers with complex discovery requirements. The company’s eDiscovery platform, available in both on-premise and SaaS versions, is an enterprise-scale solution used in legal matters, regulatory inquiries, and corporate investigations.

“Digital Reef has been increasingly used by the world’s largest corporations and law firms for multijurisdictional, complex cases. Combining Digital Reef’s unique Big Data processing power with the global footprint of TransPerfect will provide our clients with a new level of service and scalability,” said Ivan O'Sullivan, chief operating officer of Digital Reef. “TransPerfect has more than 80 offices worldwide and an array of global data centers. Our clients will benefit from greater support around the country and around the world.” As part of the merger, Mr. O'Sullivan will continue to lead Digital Reef and will join TransPerfect's senior management team.

According to TransPerfect Co-CEO Phil Shawe, “We are very excited to welcome the Digital Reef team to the TransPerfect family. TLS clients will benefit from having access to a variety of ECA tools delivered by the Digital Reef platform. Further, Digital Reef's facility is, to the best of our knowledge, the highest throughput eDiscovery data center in the world, with the capability of processing more than 17 terabytes of data per day. This capability has earned Digital Reef its reputation for being the industry’s fastest, most scalable eDiscovery software solution.”

Thursday, October 04, 2012

DTI Continues to Expand Document Review and Legal Staffing Capabilities Through Providus Acquisition

ATLANTA, GA and HOUSTON, TX, Sep 18, 2012 -- DTI, the nation's largest independent provider of discovery services, facilities management, and knowledge process outsourcing, today announced the acquisition of Texas-based Providus, a leading provider of legal staffing, recruiting, and document review services. The acquisition underscores DTI's ongoing focus to deliver comprehensive and defensible e-discovery and review services as well as innovative legal staffing solutions. 

Providus provides attorneys, paralegals and other legal professionals on a contract and direct-hire basis to law firms and corporate legal departments. The Providus suite of services is strongly aligned with DTI's e-discovery and review service strategy. Providus has an impeccable market reputation for staffing substantive attorney, paralegal and legal support projects as well as staffing large-scale document review projects on-site and within its own document review centers across the United States. Providus has also become a leader in providing highly specialized attorneys and paralegals -- including engagements where foreign language fluency is a requirement. 

As part of the acquisition, DTI will add Providus' highly secure, state-of-the-art document review centers and fully-staffed offices to the DTI platform. Each Providus office in major markets, including Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and New York City will become part of the DTI family.

"Combining Providus' legal staffing and document review expertise and DTI's e-discovery services will create a unique and superior managed document review business supporting both law firms and corporations nationwide," said John Davenport, Jr., Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DTI. "We were struck by the similarity of our cultures and client-oriented view. Like us, Providus has forged strong relationships with its clients and we intend to build upon that momentum. As a unified team, we will be able to deliver a wider and more impactful scope of support to our clients."