13 Years of eDiscovery – A Quick Merger, Acquisition and Investment Update

Provided as a non-comprehensive overview of over 100 key and publicly announced eDiscovery related mergers, acquisitions and investments since 2001, the following listing highlights key industry activities through the lens of announcement date, acquired company, acquiring or investing company and acquisition amount (if known).

Mergers, Acquisitions and Investments in eDiscovery

Date Acquired (Investee) Acquirer (Investor) Amount (Estimated $)
20 Nov 2014 CS Disco (Investment) Bessemer Venture Partners, LiveOak Partners, Private Investors $10,000,000
17 Nov 2014 RenewData (Merger) LDiscovery LLC (Merger)
10 Nov 2014 Hudson Global, Inc. (eDiscovery Assets) DTI $23,000,000
03 Nov 2014 Evidence Exchange AlixPartners
17 Oct 2014 Strategic Document Solutions D4 LLC
16 Oct 2014 TrialGraphix Resonant Legal Media
16 Oct 2014 Falcon Discovery DTI
09 Oct 2014 Discovery Services LLC eTERA Consulting
08 Oct 2014 Flash Data Solutions LDiscovery LLC
07 Oct 2014 Equivio Microsoft (Letter Of Intent) $200,000,000
07 Oct 2014 Responsive Data Solutions Advanced Discovery
02 Oct 2014 Fontis International Iron Mountain
17 Sep 2014 DW Legal (Investment) BeyondRecognition (Investor)
28 Aug 2014 TechLaw Solutions UBIC, Inc. $8,400,000
19 Aug 2014 DTI (Recapitalization) OMERS Private Equity
16 Aug 2014 Druva Series D Funding (Sequoia Capital, Nexus Venture Partners,Tenaya Capital) $25,000,000
16 Aug 2014 Advanced Discovery (Investment) Trivest Partners
16 Jun 2014 Clarity Litigation Support LLC Iris Data Services
12 Jun 2014 DiscoverReady (Chapter 11 Reorg/Investment) Bayside Capital
11 Jun 2014 Commonwealth Legal Ricoh Canada
09 Jun 2014 TeamConnect Legal Hold (Kiersted) Mitratech
27 May 2014 C:DOX (Investment) Xact Data Discovery
12 May 2014 AccessData Litigation Support Services (LSS) OmniVere LLC $18,000,000.00
07 May 2014 Califorensics Capital Digital Document Solutions
07 May 2014 PartnerJD TrustPoint International
18 Apr 2014 Smart Data Consulting Xerox
11 Feb 2014 Cicayda (Investment) Private $2,200,000.00
31 Jan 2014 Cicayda (Investment) Private $3,800,000.00
20 Jan 2014 ATD Legal Services Professional Corporation Deloitte
16 Jan 2014 Applied Discovery DTI Global
15 Jan 2014 CS Disco (Investment) Live Oak Venture Partners $2,000,000.00
14 Jan 2014 LT Online Mitratech
13 Nov 2013 DataClues Precision Discovery, Inc.
24 Oct 2013 TERIS (Washington and California Offices) Inventus Solutions
15 Oct 2013 Schiefelbein Analytics LLC TechLaw Solutions
18 Sep 2013 Recommind Series C Funding (SAP Ventures) $15,000,000.00
12 Sep 2013 PureDiscovery Series C Funding (Medina Capital) $9,000,000.00
28 Aug 2013 H5 Series A Funding $395,000.00
14 Aug 2013 LDiscovery LLC (Merger) AlphaLit (Merger)
21 Jun 2013 PLA-Litigation Solutions Group D4 LLC
20 Jun 2013 In Demand Document Services, LLC (IDDS) Xact Data Discovery
20 Jun 2013 Inventus, LLC Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
11 Jun 2013 Modus eDiscovery (Investment) Herbert Management Corporation and Azalea Capital (Investment) $10,000,000.00
16 May 2013 UBIC Inc. (Investment) Initial Public Offering-NASDAQ (Investment) $104,500,000.00
04 Apr 2013 Taylor Woodings FTI Consulting
18 Mar 2013 Altep, Inc. (Merger) eLitigation Solutions (Merger)
15 Mar 2013 AccessData (Investment) Sorensen Capital $20,000,000.00
15 Mar 2013 AccessData (Investment) Silicon Valley Bank $20,000,000.00
14 Mar 2013 Wolters Kluwer (25% Minority Interest in AccessData) AccessData
06 Mar 2013 Resonate KT OpenText
04 Mar 2013 eDirect Impact LLC (Merger) Elijah Ltd. (Merger)
19 Feb 2013 First to File CPA Global (Cinven)
06 Feb 2013 Preferred Imaging Quantum Discovery
19 Dec 2012 StoredIQ IBM
29 Nov 2012 Fios, Inc. DTI
28 Nov 2012 IdeaPlan Ltd. Workshare (SkyDox Ltd.)
01 Nov 2012 Peritia Data Discovery Elite Document Technology
19 Oct 2012 Flash Discovery Xact Data Discovery
09 Oct 2012 iEnvision Technology Duff & Phelps
05 Oct 2012 Digital Reef TransPerfect
18 Sep 2012 Providus DTI
17 Sep 2012 Arkovi Backups RegEd
13 Sep 2012 Market Counsel (MailBanc Messaging Unit) Global Relay
11 Sep 2012 Workshare SkyDox Ltd.
06 Aug 2012 StoredIQ (Investment) Private (12 Investors)
02 Aug 2012 On Target Litigation Solutions D4, LLC
01 Aug 2012 K&B Document Technologies XACT Data Discovery
19 Jul 2012 OrcaTec (Investment) Private
02 Jul 2012 Lateral Data Xerox $30,000,000.00
26 Jun 2012 AdamsGrayson Huron Consulting Group $31,500,000.00
25 Jun 2012 IE Discovery Deloitte Financial Services
13 Jun 2012 Black Letter Discovery Trustpoint International
13 Jun 2012 Data Forte Document Technologies, Inc.
12 Jun 2012 Ascertus Huron Legal
06 Jun 2012 Landmark Legal Solutions Flex Discovery
04 Jun 2012 Sanction Solutions LexisNexis
29 May 2012 Sight, Sound & Selection SuperiorGlacier
23 May 2012 Intelligent Discovery Management (IDM) SuperiorGlacier
16 May 2012 Equivalent Data (Investment) Trinity Hunt
15 May 2012 N-Tier Discovery RVM Enterprises, Inc.
10 May 2012 Excelerate (Merger) TrustPoint International (Merger)
01 May 2012 EasyLink OpenText $310,000,000.00
18 Apr 2012 Omega Legal Technologies Aderant
10 Apr 2012 Catalyst Repository Systems (Investment) FTV Capital $37,000,000.00
06 Apr 2012 CRG TransPerfect Legal Solutions
28 Mar 2012 Ediscover-e RVM
20 Mar 2012 DLR Legal First Advantage Litigation Consulting
19 Mar 2012 ISYS Search Lexmark $35,000,000.00
19 Mar 2012 Nolij Lexmark $35,000,000.00
15 Mar 2012 Detroit Legal Imaging D4, LLC
14 Mar 2012 Caselawg Navigant
13 Mar 2012 Applied Technology Group LLC Aderant
06 Mar 2012 Ivize (Merger) Modus, LLC
06 Mar 2012 Modus, LLC Azalea Capital
13 Feb 2012 Aptara iEnergizer Limited
07 Feb 2012 CaseCentral Guidance Software $17,100,000.00
20 Jan 2012 NextPage ProofPoint
18 Jan 2012 CPA Global Cinven $1,450,000,000.00
16 Jan 2012 LiveOffice Symantec $115,000,000.00
06 Jan 2012 Applied Discovery Sirus Capital $95,000,000.00
28 Dec 2011 De Novo Legal Epiq Systems
02 Dec 2011 Document Technologies, Inc. (Recapitalization) Harvest Partners
26 Oct 2011 e-Docuplus Flex Discovery
12 Oct 2011 RiverGlass Allen Systems Group (ASG) $68,000,000.00
30 Sep 2011 LDiscovery (Recapitalization) Westview Capital Parters
08 Sep 2011 Firefly Dataworks iControl ESI
01 Sep 2011 CP Document Technologies Advanced Discovery Services
01 Sep 2011 Bridge City Legal DTI, Inc.
18 Aug 2011 Autonomy HP $11,700,000,000.00
25 Jul 2011 ACT Litigation Services DiscoverReady $65,000,000.00
19 Jul 2011 Ignited Discovery Navigant
25 Jun 2011 United Lex (Investment) Sequoia Capital, Helion Venture Partners, Canaan Partners $17,000,000.00
09 Jun 2011 eDiscovery Forensics McCann Investigations
07 Jun 2011 Prodiance Microsoft
31 May 2011 Cataphora E&Y
19 May 2011 Clearwell Systems Symantec $390,000,000.00
17 May 2011 Nuix (Investment) Maquarie Capital Group
16 May 2011 Iron Mountain Autonomy $380,000,000.00
04 Apr 2011 Encore Discovery Solutions Epic Systems $100,000,000.00
01 Apr 2011 LECG Legal Technology Practice Huron Consulting Group
22 Mar 2011 Vertica Systems HP
31 Jan 2011 iFramework Wave Software
23 Dec 2010 First Advantage Symphony Technology Group $265,000,000.00
18 Dec 2010 Pangea3 Thomson Reuters
07 Dec 2010 Unlimited Discovery Group DTI, Inc.
06 Dec 2010 Capitol Discovery Services Iris Data Services
04 Nov 2010 Trilantic International Huron Consulting Group
13 Oct 2010 PSS Systems IBM $65,000,000.00
05 Oct 2010 Serengeti Law Thomson Reuters
30 Sep 2010 Stroz Friedberg (Investment) New Mountain Capital Group $115,000,000.00
20 Sep 2010 Daticon EED DTI, Inc.
13 Jul 2010 CaseLogistix Thomson Reuters
29 Jun 2010 Daegis Unify Corporation $37,500,000.00
09 Jun 2010 CA (Information Governance) Autonomy
07 Jun 2010 Kroll Altegrity $1,130,000,000.00
10 May 2010 Tableau LLC Guidance Software $12,300,000.00
09 May 2010 CT Summation AccessData
04 May 2010 American Data Services Advanced Discovery Services
26 Apr 2010 Inference Data DOAR Litigation Consulting
22 Feb 2010 Mimosa Systems Iron Mountain $112,000,000.00
14 Jan 2010 Array Technology Group LLC U.S. Legal Support
06 Nov 2009 DiscoverReady Dolan Media
01 Oct 2009 Anacomp (France) Techtrek Limited
01 Sep 2009 Kazeon Systems EMC
01 Aug 2009 Digital Mandate RenewData
05 May 2009 InBoxer Safecore
16 Apr 2009 AXS-One Unify Corporation $8,000,000.00
05 Apr 2009 Anacomp (UK) Formscan
24 Feb 2009 LuciData, Inc. Juritek.net LTD
10 Feb 2009 Black Letter Discovery Callidus Holdings
05 Feb 2009 ONSITE3 Integreon
22 Jan 2009 Interwoven Autonomy $775,000,000.00
05 Jan 2009 Orchestria CA
17 Nov 2008 MessageLabs Symantec
29 Aug 2008 Access Litigation Edmond Scientific
24 Jul 2008 Discovery Mining Interwoven
08 Jul 2008 Daticon Electronic Evidence Discovery
24 Jun 2008 Fortiva Proofpoint
10 Jun 2008 Attenex (Merger) FTI Consulting $88,000,000.00
03 Jun 2008 Datum Legal Integreon
02 Jun 2008 Midnight Run Orange Legal Technologies
31 Mar 2008 Tower Software HP
14 Jan 2008 Barrasso Consulting Deloitte
06 Dec 2007 MetaLINCS Seagate Technology
03 Dec 2007 Vontu Symantec $350,000,000.00
31 Oct 2007 Stratify Iron Mountain $158,000,000.00
18 Sep 2007 TrialGraphix Kroll Ontrack
03 Jul 2007 ZANTAZ Autonomy $375,000,000.00
31 May 2007 Syngence Private Investment Group
30 May 2007 CaseLogistix Anacomp
01 Mar 2007 Lextranet Merrill Corporation
20 Nov 2006 Engenium Kroll Ontrack
06 Oct 2006 CaseData Oce Business Services
28 Sep 2006 LiveNote Thomson
18 Sep 2006 Whitmont Legal Technologies Techbooks
10 Aug 2006 FileNet IBM $1,600,000,000.00
01 Aug 2006 Document Review Consulting Services Huron Consulting Group
01 Aug 2006 Aaxis Technologies Huron Consulting Group
24 Jul 2006 Dataflight LexisNexis
24 Jul 2006 CaseSoft LexisNexis
12 Jul 2006 D-M Information Systems Esquire Litigation Solutons
09 Jul 2006 MDY Group CA
14 Jun 2006 Amici Xerox $174,000,000.00
25 May 2006 SPI Tech ePLDT
04 Apr 2006 Ibis Consulting Pitney Bowes $67,000,000.00
31 Jan 2006 Ibas Kroll Ontrack $45,000,000.00
24 Jan 2006 Bowne Integreon
18 Jan 2006 Daticon Xiotech
17 Nov 2005 nMatrix Epiq Systems $125,000,000.00
17 Oct 2005 Ilumin CA
01 Jul 2005 RealLegal Litigation Technology Division LiveNote, Inc.
10 Jun 2005 Niku Computer Associates $350,000,000.00
23 Feb 2005 Ringtail Solutions Group FTI Consulting $35,000,000.00
16 Dec 2004 VERITAS Software Symantec $13,500,000.00
01 Dec 2004 Summation Legal Technologies Wolters Kluwer
18 May 2004 Kroll Marsh & McLennan
24 Feb 2004 KVS VERITAS Software $225,000,000.00
11 Jul 2003 Applied Discovery LexisNexis $95,000,000.00
02 Apr 2002 ONTRACK Data International Kroll $121,000,000.00
05 Nov 2001 CourtLink LexisNexis


Source:  Publicly Available Research/Press Releases