Consilio Announces Acquisition of DiscoverReady
Combined business will leverage complementary strengths to deliver market-leading legal consulting and services to corporate legal teams and law firms globally
WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 30, 2018 – Consilio, a global leader in eDiscovery, document review, risk management, and legal consulting services, has announced it has acquired DiscoverReady, a premier eDiscovery, document review, and compliance solutions provider. The combined company will operate more than 70 offices, review centers, and data centers around the world in 11 countries. The company’s global operations will continue to serve investigation, litigation, and compliance matters of all sizes and complexities, anywhere in the world.
“DiscoverReady has a well-earned reputation of delivering consistently exceptional service experiences through the innovative application of advanced technologies,” said Andy Macdonald, chief executive officer of Consilio. “This acquisition aligns well with our strategy to invest in differentiated solutions that result in a superior and consistent client experience.”
“Consilio is one of the most important brands in the industry, and we’re excited to join such an undisputed market leader,” said James Schellhase, chief executive officer of DiscoverReady. “With Consilio’s considerable worldwide operations and 24-7-365 follow-the-sun services delivery model, we know our clients will enjoy the benefits of a more robust infrastructure, an extended solutions portfolio, expanded geographic coverage, and an even deeper bench of expert advisors.”
“We are incredibly excited to enhance our best-in-class eDiscovery and document review platform with Consilio’s acquisition of DiscoverReady,” said Hoon Cho, Managing Director of GI Partners, which acquired Consilio earlier this year. “With this year’s continuing success in integrating Consilio and Advanced Discovery, and now the acquisition of DiscoverReady, Consilio is committed to being the leading global provider of eDiscovery.”
The transaction is now closed and will be followed by an integration period of several quarters as the two businesses align systems and processes.
Consilio is a global leader in eDiscovery, document review, risk management, and legal consulting services. The company supports multinational law firms and corporations using innovative software, cost-effective managed services, and deep legal and regulatory industry expertise. Consilio has extensive experience in litigation, HSR second requests, internal and regulatory investigations, eDiscovery, document review, information governance, compliance risk assessments, cybersecurity, law department management, contracts management, legal analytics, paper discovery, and digital printing, as well as legal recruiting and placement. Consilio and its global family of companies, Advanced Discovery, Altep, Millnet Document Services, and Legal Placements Inc., employ leading professionals in the industry, applying defensible workflows with patented and industry-proven technology across all phases of the eDiscovery and risk management lifecycle. ISO 27001:2013 certified, the company operates offices, document review and data centers across Europe, Asia, and North America.
DiscoverReady is a leading Information Intelligence solution provider specializing in legal, compliance, and governance. Our innovative solutions allow global corporations and law firms to derive business value from information assets, secure and protect data, and effectively respond to legal and compliance demands.
About GI Partners
GI Partners is a private investment firm based in San Francisco. The firm has raised over $17 billion in capital from leading institutional investors across the globe. GI Partners’ private equity team focuses on investments in the IT Infrastructure, Healthcare, Software, and Services sectors. For more information on GI Partners and its entire portfolio, please visit www.gipartners.com.