Friday, July 19, 2013

A Couple Recent Activities in the eDiscovery M&A Space

Clearlake Capital Group Acquires Inventus, LLC

CHICAGO and SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 20, 2013 -- Inventus, LLC ("Inventus" or the "Company") and Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. ("Clearlake") announced that Clearlake has acquired Inventus, a leading electronic data discovery ("EDD") solutions provider to global law firms, Fortune 1000 corporations, and government agencies.  Clearlake led the investment group, which included the Inventus management team and Cerca Group LLC ("Cerca Group"), a private investment firm based in New York City.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Inventus is a leading national provider of end-to-end EDD services and solutions, offering efficient, customized workflows and best-of-breed technology to meet the specific needs of each of its clients. The Company has built an exceptional reputation in the EDD industry for providing outstanding customer service and employing advanced data minimization techniques to optimize review processes, all while reducing the cost of eDiscovery for clients.  Inventus will remain headquartered in Chicago and Trevor Campion will continue to lead the company as its Chief Executive Officer. VRA Partners, LLC advised the sellers in the transaction.

D4 Expands in Illinois with the Acquisition of Project Leadership Associates (PLA) ‒ Litigation Solutions Group

Rochester, NY and Chicago, Il (PRWEB) June 21, 2013-- D4, LLC, a national provider of eDiscovery, digital investigations, information management and security solutions to law firms and corporations, announced today its further expansion in Illinois with the acquisition of PLA’s Litigation Solutions Group in Chicago. D4 will serve law firms and corporate clients in the Chicago Metro area and throughout the Midwest from its office in downtown Chicago.

With this acquisition, D4 is expanding its offerings in Illinois, while investing in and growing the entire Midwest team. Project Leadership Associates has performed ESI collections, processing and hosting as well as computer forensic investigations for over 200 law firms and corporate legal departments. They are widely recognized as one of the highest quality providers of eDiscovery and computer forensic services in the Midwest. Their consultants bring litigation, legal and forensic application solutions, and vast data structure and data mining experience to their clients. Becoming a part of the D4 family strengthens the group’s ability to better serve law firm and corporate clients in Illinois, while expanding D4’s national footprint to support local and national sales and service delivery efforts.