Wednesday, May 14, 2014

OmniVere Launches After Acquisition of Three eDiscovery Providers

CHICAGO, IL -- 05/13/14 -- OmniVere, a new leader in the eDiscovery industry, announced the formation of the business through the acquisition of three of the leading providers of discovery services. OmniVere is creating one of the most dynamic and fully-integrated discovery management companies in the U.S. OmniVere is uniquely positioned to provide customers with a suite of solutions to more effectively manage an organization's Legal Risk and Compliance (LRC) matters, along with providing "Big Data" analytics to better manage their business.

Headquartered in Chicago, IL, OmniVere combines the professional experience of Superior Discovery in New York City & Washington D.C.; Lighthouse Document Solutions in Houston, TX; and the Litigation Support Services division of Access Data, located in Houston, TX and Valhalla, NY. Although OmniVere is a new entity in the discovery management space, the dynamic companies that came together are each leaders in their respective areas of expertise, and allow OmniVere to continue serving existing clients while providing much more robust offerings, covering clients' needs throughout the entire e-discovery lifecycle.
The CEO of OmniVere, Erik Post, stated, "This will benefit our clients by reducing cost and data risk while improving customer service through its extensive footprint around North America." The company's mission "is to act as a business partner with our clients to enable them to better manage their discovery process... OmniVere will bring cutting-edge technology and innovative thinking to the legal support and discovery services market." "OmniVere: Local Service. Global Presence."

With nearly 100 people in 6 locations around the United States, including New York, Washington D.C., Illinois, and Texas, OmniVere is emerging as one of the largest integrated companies in the discovery management space. The executive team at OmniVere has deep and varied experience with all aspects of the legal technology and discovery business. The team is made up of CEO Erik Post, formerly Managing Director at Navigant; COO Kevin Byrne, formally of Navigant and Oracle USA; CFO Teresa McMahon, formerly Managing Director at Navigant and FTI; and CSO Dan Bellopede, formerly Director of Sales at Recommind. By combining experts in the various disciplines of the discovery process at the incumbent firms, the synergies will make the whole greater than the parts. OmniVere is uniquely positioned to provide services that truly encompass all aspects of litigation support, from Project Management, Review Support, and Hosting Management to Attorney Review, Production and Trial Exhibit and Document Management.

Belstone Capital advised Omnivere, LLC on the transaction. Belstone Capital is a merchant bank based in New York focused on advising and investing in privately held companies.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Capital Digital Document Solutions buys Sacramento based Califorensics

Sacramento, California, May 07, 2014 -- Capitol Digital Document Solutions and Califorensics have announced they are joining forces. Captiol Digital is Sacramento’s largest litigation support service provider, serving the needs of law firms, corporations and government agencies with copying, digital scanning, translation and eDiscovery services.

Califorensics is a top-tier computer forensics and eDiscovery firm in Roseville, led by former FBI Agents and non-practicing attorneys. The combination of the two firms, through the purchase of Califorensics by Capitol Digital, yields a company of nearly 50 professionals able to respond to law firm needs from the early consultation regarding evidence or discovery, to the capture of data, analysis, testimony and finally, hosting of data for review.

Dave Wilkinson, President and Co-Owner of Capitol Digital, commented that “This transaction unveils the next chapter in the evolving story of what began for us in 1997 as a traditional copy services firm, and how it has successfully reinvented itself, staying in front of the industry curve and investing in top talent".

Lucas Mageno, Founder and Co-Owner of Capitol Digital, added "We have purchased a powerhouse boutique data forensics firm, staffed with highly trained examiners and expert witnesses, experienced analysts and seasoned leaders in one of the hottest industries in the global marketplace.”

This combination of two already thriving firms of this sort has become a common site in the industry, usually resulting in a company better equipped to take on larger litigation matters with faster response times.