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announced 12/16/2015 via PR Newswire

RPX Corporation, will acquire Inventus, LLC

synopsis: RPX Corporation, the leading provider of patent risk management solutions, announced that it has agreed to acquire privately-held Inventus Solutions, Inc., a leader in discovery management. Inventus is one of the leading providers of technology-based services to locate, secure, organize and search electronic data for corporations and law firms.
buyer: RPX Corporation (RPXC:$286.80)
RPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk solutions, offering defensive buying, acquisition syndication, patent intelligence, insurance services, and advisory services. RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. "
target parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
target: Inventus, LLC
Inventus is one of the largest Discovery Management Practices in the country focused on helping clients reduce the costs and risks associated with the discovery process. They have been providing litigation support services to law firms, corporate legal departments and government agencies.
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closed 1/8/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Legility, LLC, acquired Inventus, LLC

synopsis: Legility, a leading provider of legal operations services, announced the acquisition of Inventus, a leading global legal services provider focused on reducing the costs and risks associated with discovery and compliance processes.
buyer: Legility, LLC
Legility, a leader in Legal Operations, provides consulting, technology, managed solutions, and flexible legal talent to corporations and law firms. They have more than 1,000 experts serving more than one-third of the Fortune 100 and one-quarter of the Am Law 200. "
target parent: HGGC, LLC
target: Inventus, LLC
Inventus is a leading global legal services provider focused on reducing the costs and risks associated with discovery and compliance processes.
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closed 2/1/2019 via PR Newswire

OpenText, acquired Catalyst Repository Systems

synopsis: OpenText, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), announced it has acquired Catalyst Repository Systems, a leading provider of eDiscovery solutions for corporate legal departments and top law firms.
buyer: OpenText (OTEX:$2,934.81)
OpenText enables organizations to gain insight through market leading information management solutions, on-premises or in the cloud. They are committed to delivering differentiated content solutions in the cloud that enable marketers to produce and securely collaborate on digital content. "
target parent: FTV Capital
target: Catalyst Repository Systems
Catalyst designs, builds and supports the world’s fastest and most powerful e-discovery platform. For 20 years, Catalyst has helped global corporations and their law firms reduce the total cost of discovery and take control of complex, large-scale discovery and regulatory compliance.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Market Wire

Xact Data Discovery, acquired Orange Legal Technologies

synopsis: Xact Data Discovery, a leading international provider of e-discovery, data management and managed review services for law firms, corporations and government agencies, announces its acquisition of Orange Legal Technologies, a premier provider of litigation, audit and investigation support services with local, domestic or international requirements.
buyer parent: Clearview Capital, LLC
buyer: Xact Data Discovery
Xact Data Discovery is an international discovery and data management company that provides streamlined forensics, processing, hosting, document review, project management and paper discovery services for law firms, corporations and government agencies. "
target: Orange Legal Technologies
Orange Legal Technologies is a respected, premier provider of litigation, audit and investigation support services with local, domestic or international requirements. They offer a complete suite of discovery services, from forensic data collection to document review.
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closed 6/20/2013 via BusinessWire

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., acquired Inventus, LLC

synopsis: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. and Inventus, LLC announced that Clearlake has acquired Inventus, a leading electronic data discovery (“EDD”) solutions provider to global law firms, Fortune 1000 corporations, and government agencies.
buyer: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
Clearlake Capital Group is a private investment firm focused on private equity and special situation transactions. Having committed approximately $3 bn over 50 investments, Clearlake's professionals have a history of long-term strategic partnership with management to transform and grow companies. "
target: Inventus, LLC
Inventus is a leading national provider of eDiscovery and litigation support services focused on streamlining data processing and review via a suite of bundled, best-of-breed technologies.
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closed 12/2/2020 via PR Newswire

TCDI, acquired Cicayda, LLC

synopsis: Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI), a leading provider of legal services, software and cybersecurity, has acquired Cicayda LLC, a provider of eDiscovery solutions for complex legal discovery. Cicayda's cloud-based iDiscovery platform enables legal professionals to control their data, review documents, and automate legal holds.
buyer: TCDI
Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI) is a provider of eDiscovery, litigation management, forensics, cybersecurity and document review services. TCDI offers eDiscovery and Litigation Management software. Their cybersecurity services include penetration testing, virtual CISO, and more. "
target: Cicayda, LLC
Cicayda is a provider of eDiscovery solutions for complex legal discovery. Cicayda's cloud-based iDiscovery platform enables legal professionals to control their data, review documents, and automate legal holds. Their solutions drive greater efficiency and lower costs for clients.
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closed 10/4/2012 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Legal Solutions, acquired Digital Reef, Inc.

synopsis: TransPerfect Legal Solutions, a leading global provider of legal support services, announced the acquisition of Boston-based Digital Reef, Inc. Digital Reef is a leading eDiscovery software provider for corporations, law firms, and litigation support service providers with complex discovery requirements.
buyer parent: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
buyer: TransPerfect Legal Solutions
TransPerfect Legal Solutions (TLS) is an industry leader in global legal support. Founded in 1992, TLS offers a full suite of services, including digital forensics and e-discovery, web-based hosting and review, legal staffing, language services, court reporting, and paper discovery and production. "
target: Digital Reef, Inc.
Named a Market Leader in IDC’s 2011 MarketScape of stand-alone ECA applications, Digital Reef is a leading eDiscovery software provider helping corporations, law firms, and litigation support service providers with their largest and most complex eDiscovery matters.
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announced 4/26/2010 via PR Newswire

DOAR Litigation Consulting, LLC, will acquire Inference Data

synopsis: DOAR Litigation Consulting and Inference Data announced that the companies have reached a definitive agreement under which DOAR will acquire Inference Data, a leader in analytics and electronic discovery software.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: DOAR Litigation Consulting, LLC
DOAR Litigation Consulting, the nation's preeminent litigation services company, provides Discovery Management and Trial Consulting services. DOAR supports its clients at every level in any aspect of an engagement from discreet consulting assignments to full-scale, long-term engagements. "
target: Inference Data
Inference Data provides corporations and law firms with next-generation software for analytics-driven assessment, meet-and-confer preparation, and accelerated legal review. Inference applies conceptual search and analysis to prioritize datasets and find key documents.
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closed 7/7/2021 via Company Press Release

IPRO Tech, acquired ZyLAB Technologies B.V.

synopsis: IPRO, the market leader in predictive eDiscovery and Information Governance software solutions, has acquired Amsterdam-based ZyLAB, the industry's most advanced e-Discovery and legal hold SaaS provider. The combination provides IPRO’s clients with extended capabilities in legal hold automation, advanced analytics, and cloud capabilities.
buyer parent: ParkerGale Capital
buyer: IPRO Tech
IPRO is reinventing the way organizations interact with their data. By transforming the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, IPRO brings insight earlier in the eDiscovery process, enabling teams inside and outside of the user's organization to collaborate at any stage before data is even collected."
target: ZyLAB Technologies B.V.
Based in Amsterdam, ZyLAB enables corporations, governments, and law firms to make smart decisions based on facts. Its ZyLAB ONE eDiscovery product uses AI and Data Science tools to facilitate fact-finding missions through electronic datasets related to business-critical projects.
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closed 12/3/2020 via Company Press Release

Exterro Inc., acquired AccessData Corporation

synopsis: Exterro Inc., the preferred provider of Legal GRC software and the Association of Corporate Counsel’s exclusive Alliance Partner for E-Discovery, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Compliance, announced it has acquired AccessData, the industry’s leading provider of digital forensic investigation technology.
buyer: Exterro Inc.
Exterro®, Inc. is the leading provider of e-discovery and privacy software specifically designed for in-house legal, privacy and IT teams at Global 2000 and Am Law 200 organizations. Exterro software helps organizations address their regulatory, compliance and litigation risks more effectively. "
target: AccessData Corporation
AccessData makes the world's most advanced and intuitive incident resolution solutions. Their technology delivers real-time insight, analysis, response and resolution of data incidents, such as cyber threats, insider threats, mobile and BYOD risk, Governance Risk & Compliance and eDiscovery events.
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closed 8/12/2020 via PR Newswire

Reveal Data Corporation, acquired NexLP

synopsis: Reveal acquired NexLP, the leading artificial intelligence software in the legal industry. With the acquisition, Reveal becomes the market-leader in AI-powered, end-to-end eDiscovery. Founded by a team of data scientists, programmers, and eDiscovery experts, NexLP uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to derive actionable insights.
buyer: Reveal Data Corporation
Reveal is a provider of cloud-based eDiscovery software solutions and services. Its eDiscovery software platform offers processing, early case assessment, review and AI capabilities, combining an intuitive user interface with a robust Software as a Service platform designed for scale and speed. "
target: NexLP
Founded by a team of data scientists, programmers, and eDiscovery experts, NexLP uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to derive actionable insight from unstructured and structured data.
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closed 7/8/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

IPRO Tech, acquired NetGovern

synopsis: Ipro Tech, LLC, the leader in eDiscovery, case management, and trial technology, is excited to announce the acquisition of NetGovern, a leader in Information governance, risk, and compliance software. Joining these two global companies and their technologies will provide an innovative workflow in the legal industry.
buyer: IPRO Tech
Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced software solutions used by legal professionals to streamline the discovery process. Ipro offers proven eDiscovery to Trial software, services, and support – bundled as a solution and deployed on Cloud, On-Prem, or Desktop. "
target: NetGovern
NetGovern is a leader in Information governance, risk, and compliance software. NetGovern's information archiving and governance software helps mid-sized organizations solve data compliance, safeguard personal information, simplify eDiscovery and protect their reputation.
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closed 3/26/2018 via Company Press Release

CloudNine Discovery, purchased eDiscovery Product Lines from LexisNexis

synopsis: LexisNexis Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of information and analytics, and CloudNine, a leader in simplifying and automating legal discovery, announced the sale of the LexisNexis eDiscovery product suite to CloudNine. The LexisNexis eDiscovery product suite includes software and solutions for the legal discovery process.
buyer: CloudNine Discovery
Founded in 2002, and based in Houston, Texas, CloudNine is a legal discovery technology company with expertise in simplifying and automating the discovery of data for audits, investigations, and litigation. "
seller parent: RELX Group plc
seller: LexisNexis
The LexisNexis eDiscovery product suite includes the LAW PreDiscovery, Early Data Analyzer (EDA) and Concordance products. LAW PreDiscovery software works as an all-in-one “eDiscovery engine” to scan, import, and produce all of the potential evidentiary documents needed during legal discovery.
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closed 1/6/2016 via PE Hub

Carlyle Group, Revolution Growth, acquired LDiscovery, LLC

synopsis: The Carlyle Group and Revolution Growth alongside management acquired LDiscovery, LLC, a technology-enabled eDiscovery services provider based in McLean, Virginia. Led by Founder & CEO Chris Weiler, LDiscovery provides a full suite of innovative information discovery and governance solutions that help Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$6,117.50)
buyer: Revolution Growth
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $194 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 142 fund of funds vehicles. Carlyle's purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. "
target: LDiscovery, LLC
LDiscovery provides a full range of legal and technology consulting services to law firms, corporations and government agencies. LDiscovery is a leader in delivering best in class end-to-end eDiscovery solutions.
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closed 12/5/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Xact Data Discovery, acquired Esquify

synopsis: Xact Data Discovery (XDD), a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services for law firms and corporations, acquired Esquify, a cutting-edge software company that provides powerful AI automation workforce management solutions for legal review.
buyer parent: JLL Partners
buyer: Xact Data Discovery
Xact Data Discovery (XDD) is a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services for law firms and corporations. XDD helps clients optimize their eDiscovery matters by orchestrating pristine communication between people, processes, technology and data. "
target: Esquify
Esquify is a cutting-edge software company that provides powerful AI automation workforce management solutions for legal review. They are based in Chicago, IL.
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closed 2/9/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Veristar LLC, acquired Planet Data

synopsis: Veristar, a premier legal services delivery firm, announced the acquisition of Planet Data, a company that addresses today’s eDiscovery and contract management challenges with a combination of cutting-edge technology, forward thinking and a team of subject matter experts.
buyer: Veristar LLC
Veristar is a premier legal services delivery firm that offers services in e-discovery, forensics, document review and legal staffing. Legal teams in corporations and law firms trust Veristar to help them navigate even the most complex data projects. "
target: Planet Data
Planet Data addresses today’s eDiscovery and contract management challenges with a combination of cutting-edge technology, forward thinking and a team of subject matter experts.
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closed 1/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired doeLegal, LLC.

synopsis: Questel, a world leader in intellectual property and innovation management solutions, has acquired doeLEGAL, an enterprise legal management and eDiscovery legal technology company. doeLEGAL offers cloud-based enterprise legal management, litigation management, and eDsicovery solutions for corporate legal departments and law firms.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases. "
target: doeLegal, LLC.
doeLEGAL is an enterprise legal management and eDiscovery legal technology company. doeLEGAL offers cloud-based enterprise legal management, litigation management, and eDsicovery solutions for corporate legal departments and law firms. Their solutions help reduce costs and drive successful outcomes.
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closed 11/29/2012 via Market Wire

Document Technologies, Inc., acquired Fios, Inc.

synopsis: DTI, the nation's largest independent provider of discovery services, facilities management, and knowledge process outsourcing, announced its acquisition of Fios, Inc., a pioneering firm in electronic discovery and one of the industry's most recognized brands. Effective immediately, the company will be known as "Fios, A DTI Company."
buyer parent: Harvest Partners Inc.
buyer: Document Technologies, Inc.
Document Technologies, Inc. is the nation's largest independent provider of e-discovery, managed document review, facilities management and knowledge process outsourcing. The company serves the nation's leading law firms and Fortune 500 corporations through its 28 highly secure service centers. "
target: Fios, Inc.
Fios, Inc. provides legal teams with flexible electronic discovery services and technologies that deliver the speed and the quality necessary to cull, analyze, review and produce electronically stored information with confidence.
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announced 2/8/2012 via BusinessWire

Guidance Software, will acquire CaseCentral, Inc.

synopsis: Guidance Software, Inc., the industry leader in digital investigative solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held CaseCentral, Inc., a leader in the electronic discovery (e-discovery) market for Cloud-based review and production software.
buyer: Guidance Software (GUID:$111.51)
Guidance Software is the industry leader in digital investigative solutions. Its EnCase® platform provides the foundation for government, corporate and law enforcement organizations to conduct thorough, network-enabled, and court-validated computer investigations of any kind. "
target: CaseCentral, Inc.
Founded in 1994, CaseCentral is the leader in secure, cloud-based eDiscovery software for corporations and law firms to simplify electronic discovery (e-Discovery) in response to litigation, regulatory inquiries and internal investigations.
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closed 6/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Reveal Data Corporation, acquired Mindseye Solutions

synopsis: Reveal Data Corporation, a provider of cloud-based eDiscovery software solutions and services, has acquired Mindseye Solutions, a complimentary software solution. Mindseye delivers an eDiscovery management platform that enables organizations to simultaneously manage all of their legal, regulatory and investigative matters within one application.
buyer: Reveal Data Corporation
Reveal is a provider of cloud-based eDiscovery software solutions and services. Its eDiscovery software platform offers processing, early case assessment, review and AI capabilities, combining an intuitive user interface with a robust Software as a Service platform designed for scale and speed. "
target: Mindseye Solutions
Mindseye Solutions delivers the industry's leading enterprise-class eDiscovery management platform that enables organizations to simultaneously manage all of their legal, regulatory and investigative matters with a single application.
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closed 1/8/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Legility, LLC, acquired Inventus, LLC

synopsis: Legility, a leading provider of legal operations services, announced the acquisition of Inventus, a leading global legal services provider focused on reducing the costs and risks associated with discovery and compliance processes.
buyer: Legility, LLC
Legility, a leader in Legal Operations, provides consulting, technology, managed solutions, and flexible legal talent to corporations and law firms. They have more than 1,000 experts serving more than one-third of the Fortune 100 and one-quarter of the Am Law 200. "
target parent: HGGC, LLC
target: Inventus, LLC
Inventus is a leading global legal services provider focused on reducing the costs and risks associated with discovery and compliance processes.
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announced 12/16/2015 via PR Newswire

RPX Corporation, will acquire Inventus, LLC

synopsis: RPX Corporation, the leading provider of patent risk management solutions, announced that it has agreed to acquire privately-held Inventus Solutions, Inc., a leader in discovery management. Inventus is one of the leading providers of technology-based services to locate, secure, organize and search electronic data for corporations and law firms.
buyer: RPX Corporation (RPXC:$286.80)
RPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk solutions, offering defensive buying, acquisition syndication, patent intelligence, insurance services, and advisory services. RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. "
target parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
target: Inventus, LLC
Inventus is one of the largest Discovery Management Practices in the country focused on helping clients reduce the costs and risks associated with the discovery process. They have been providing litigation support services to law firms, corporate legal departments and government agencies.
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closed 6/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Inventus, LLC, acquired Kooby LLP

synopsis: Inventus Solutions, Inc., a top-tier international legal process outsourcing services provider to Fortune 1000 corporations, global law firms and government agencies, announced it has acquired Kooby LLP, a UK-based software development company focused on providing leading project management solutions for complex eDiscovery matters.
buyer parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
buyer: Inventus, LLC
Inventus is an international discovery management practice focused on helping clients reduce the costs and risks associated with the discovery process through the effective use of leading technology solutions. "
target: Kooby LLP
Kooby is a software provider specializing in the custom development of legal support applications. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in the UK, Kooby has developed a unique project management system called Advanced Management Platform (“AMP”).
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closed 3/26/2015 via BusinessWire

Inventus, LLC, acquired Unified OS Ltd.

synopsis: Inventus Solutions, Inc.’s has acquired London based Unified OS Ltd. Unified OS Ltd. is a leading provider of eDiscovery and managed review services to Fortune 1000 corporations, global law firms, and government agencies operating across Europe. Inventus Solutions, Inc. is a leading U.S. eDiscovery and managed services provider.
buyer parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
buyer: Inventus, LLC
Inventus, LLC is one of the largest discovery management practices in the US, focused on helping clients reduce the costs and risks associated with the discovery process. Since 1991, it has been providing litigation support services to law firms, corporate legal departments and government agencies. "
target: Unified OS Ltd.
Founded in 2009, Unified OS Ltd. is a leading provider of eDiscovery and managed review services to leading corporations, law firms and government agencies operating across Europe. Unified is headquartered in London, England.
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closed 6/20/2013 via BusinessWire

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., acquired Inventus, LLC

synopsis: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. and Inventus, LLC announced that Clearlake has acquired Inventus, a leading electronic data discovery (“EDD”) solutions provider to global law firms, Fortune 1000 corporations, and government agencies.
buyer: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
Clearlake Capital Group is a private investment firm focused on private equity and special situation transactions. Having committed approximately $3 bn over 50 investments, Clearlake's professionals have a history of long-term strategic partnership with management to transform and grow companies. "
target: Inventus, LLC
Inventus is a leading national provider of eDiscovery and litigation support services focused on streamlining data processing and review via a suite of bundled, best-of-breed technologies.
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closed 1/8/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Legility, LLC, acquired Inventus, LLC

synopsis: Legility, a leading provider of legal operations services, announced the acquisition of Inventus, a leading global legal services provider focused on reducing the costs and risks associated with discovery and compliance processes.
buyer: Legility, LLC
Legility, a leader in Legal Operations, provides consulting, technology, managed solutions, and flexible legal talent to corporations and law firms. They have more than 1,000 experts serving more than one-third of the Fortune 100 and one-quarter of the Am Law 200. "
target parent: HGGC, LLC
target: Inventus, LLC
Inventus is a leading global legal services provider focused on reducing the costs and risks associated with discovery and compliance processes.
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announced 12/16/2015 via PR Newswire

RPX Corporation, will acquire Inventus, LLC

synopsis: RPX Corporation, the leading provider of patent risk management solutions, announced that it has agreed to acquire privately-held Inventus Solutions, Inc., a leader in discovery management. Inventus is one of the leading providers of technology-based services to locate, secure, organize and search electronic data for corporations and law firms.
buyer: RPX Corporation (RPXC:$286.80)
RPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk solutions, offering defensive buying, acquisition syndication, patent intelligence, insurance services, and advisory services. RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. "
target parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
target: Inventus, LLC
Inventus is one of the largest Discovery Management Practices in the country focused on helping clients reduce the costs and risks associated with the discovery process. They have been providing litigation support services to law firms, corporate legal departments and government agencies.
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closed 6/23/2014 via PR Newswire

RPX Corporation, acquired PatentFreedom

synopsis: RPX Corporation, the leading provider of patent risk management solutions, announced its acquisition of PatentFreedom, the first provider of data, intelligence, and consulting on non-practicing entities (NPEs).
buyer: RPX Corporation (RPXC:$286.80)
RPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk solutions, offering defensive buying, acquisition syndication, patent intelligence, insurance services, and advisory services. RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. "
target: PatentFreedom
PatentFreedom offers information and services to help companies and their outside counsel reduce the costs and risks associated with NPEs. PatentFreedom generates distinctive, actionable insight to help companies better assess and respond to the growing number of NPE enforcement actions.
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closed 10/17/2013 via Company Press Release

IP.com, Inc., acquired Pantros IP, Inc.

synopsis: IP.com, announced that it has acquired the businesses of Pantros IP, Inc., and Pantros IP Holding AG. The company’s Patent Value and Patent Factor Index reports provide easily understood patent valuation analytics that assist organizations in understanding the value of their Intellectual Property portfolios.
buyer: IP.com, Inc.
IP.com provides software tools to the intellectual property community which secures the electronic documents. Its products like Prior Art database helps companies in publishing and searching technical disclosures. Besides this it has other products like Legal Safeguarding Agent and Innovation Q. "
target: Pantros IP, Inc.
Pantros IP, Inc. provides decision support software solutions for patent portfolio management. It offers enterprise decision support system (DSS) solutions, such as Portfolio DSS, a Web-based IP DSS solution that delivers business-critical information-mining capabilities.
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announced 7/1/2014 via PR Newswire

Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., will acquire PatentCore

synopsis: Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., a LexisNexis company, will acquire PatentCore, developer of the LexisNexis® PatentAdvisorSM solution suite. PatentAdvisor is a suite of easy-to-use, web-based patent analytics tools that make patent prosecution a more strategic and predictable process for IP-driven companies and law firms.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Technology and Information Services Inc.
Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., a LexisNexis® company, serves its clients in the public and private sectors with the expertise required in the technology-focused fields of Intellectual Property services, Life Sciences and Web Archiving. "
target: PatentCore
PatentCore is the Minneapolis-based, privately held developer of the LexisNexis® PatentAdvisorSM solution suite. PatentAdvisor is a suite of easy-to-use, web-based patent analytics tools that make patent prosecution a more strategic and predictable process for IP-driven companies and law firms.
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closed 9/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

iManage, Inc., acquired Elegrity

synopsis: iManage, the company dedicated to transforming how professionals work, announced it has broadened its Work Product Management portfolio with the acquisition of Elegrity, a leading provider of risk and compliance management software and solutions. 
buyer: iManage, Inc. (IMAN:$0.00)
iManage is the leading provider of Work Product Management solutions for legal, accounting and financial services firms and the corporate departments they serve worldwide. Every day iManage helps professionals streamline the creation, sharing, governance and security of their work product. "
target: Elegrity
Elegrity is a leading provider of risk and compliance management software and solutions. Elegrity has gained market and thought leadership for its industry-leading solutions that manage conflicts of interest, new business intake and other key risk mitigation processes in law firms.
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closed 4/14/2014 via BusinessWire

Intapp, Inc., acquired The Frayman Group

synopsis: Intapp, Inc., a global leader in legal software, announced the acquisition of The Frayman Group (TFG), a company offering risk management software for law firms. TFG will continue to operate as a subsidiary of Intapp.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Intapp, Inc.
Intapp provides software products and services that enable law firms to thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace by improving client service, increasing profitability, and reducing operational costs. "
target: The Frayman Group
Frayman Group is a leading provider of enterprise risk management software for law firms, combining industry expertise with innovative technology to help customers automate business processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness.
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closed 7/10/2015 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, acquired Effacts BV

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory Solutions announced the acquisition of Effacts, a Netherlands-based provider of legal management software to corporate legal departments in Europe and the U.S.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is a division of Wolters Kluwer, serving customers around the world with expert content, solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance. "
target: Effacts BV
Effacts, headquartered in Amsterdam, is a leading provider of Legal Risk Management software with years of experience implementing comprehensive solutions successfully at companies worldwide.
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closed 7/8/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

IPRO Tech, acquired NetGovern

synopsis: Ipro Tech, LLC, the leader in eDiscovery, case management, and trial technology, is excited to announce the acquisition of NetGovern, a leader in Information governance, risk, and compliance software. Joining these two global companies and their technologies will provide an innovative workflow in the legal industry.
buyer: IPRO Tech
Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced software solutions used by legal professionals to streamline the discovery process. Ipro offers proven eDiscovery to Trial software, services, and support – bundled as a solution and deployed on Cloud, On-Prem, or Desktop. "
target: NetGovern
NetGovern is a leader in Information governance, risk, and compliance software. NetGovern's information archiving and governance software helps mid-sized organizations solve data compliance, safeguard personal information, simplify eDiscovery and protect their reputation.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BusinessWire

Astorg, acquired Anaqua Inc.

synopsis: Anaqua, the leading provider of innovation and intellectual property management solutions, announced that the business will receive a significant equity investment from Astorg, a leading European private equity firm. As part of this transaction, Astorg will become the controlling shareholder of Anaqua.
buyer: Astorg
Astorg is an independent private equity group with over €8 billion of assets under management. They seek to partner with entrepreneurial management teams to acquire global companies and create value through the provision of strategic guidance, experienced governance and adequate capital. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua provides integrated, end-to-end innovation & intellectual property (IP) management solutions. Its solution suite merges best practice workflows with big data analytics & tech-enabled services to create one intelligent environment designed to inform, enable and streamline IP Operations.
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announced 7/5/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Law Business Research, will acquire Globe Business Media Group

synopsis: Law Business Research, a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, announced that it will acquire Globe Business Media Group. Globe is a leading provider of business intelligence for the international legal and intellectual property markets and produces vital, timely and actionable commercial insights for its clients.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Law Business Research
Based in the UK, Law Business Research provides information services to the international legal community through a portfolio of physical and online publications and research tools. The Company specializes in making hard-to-find, complicated material accessible to its users. "
target: Globe Business Media Group
Based in the UK, Globe Business Media Group is a leading provider of business intelligence for the international legal and intellectual property markets and produces vital, timely and actionable commercial insights for its clients.
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closed 2/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

CPA Global, acquired First To File

synopsis: CPA Global acquired IP-focused document management company First To File Inc. First To File, Inc. develops and delivers IP information management technology solutions.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property management specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing. CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services. "
target: First To File
First To File, Inc. develops and delivers IP information management technology solutions. First to File’s® Electronic File Room™ is the world’s leading web-based, patent prosecution and management service.
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closed 1/22/2014 via AP - Associated Press

CPA Global, acquired Patrafee

synopsis: CPA Global, one of the world's top intellectual property (IP) management and software specialists, announced the acquisition of leading Nordic IP services provider Patrafee AB. Patrafee AB offers services and software solutions for the management of IP Rights to law firms and IP Rights holders worldwide.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property management specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing. CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services. "
target: Patrafee
Patrafee is an intellectual property (IP) services and software company. It offers services and software solutions for the management of IP Rights to law firms and IP Rights holders worldwide. Patrafee has more than 30 years' experience of IP management as a market leader in the Nordic countries.
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closed 9/28/2011 via PR Newswire

CPA Global, acquired Ipendo AB

synopsis: CPA Global, the world's top intellectual property (IP) management specialist and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing, announced the acquisition of Ipendo, a leading international intellectual property (IP) management software and service provider with a strong position in the Nordic region, from Zacco Group.
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property management specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing. CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services. "
target parent: Zacco Group
target: Ipendo AB
Ipendo is a provider of on-demand IP management solutions to companies of all sizes. The Ipendo Platform™ is built on the latest technology to bring out hidden values in IP portfolios by allowing automation of administrative tasks and sharing of crucial information with relevant parties.
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closed 7/22/2013 via BusinessWire

Insight Venture Partners, acquired Anaqua Inc and SGA2 SAS

synopsis: Beacon Equity Partners LLC announced that it has completed the sale of Anaqua Inc. and SGA2 SAS to Insight Venture Partners. Anaqua Inc. is a leading provider of intellectual property software. SGA2 SAS is a French company that provides patent annuity and trademark renewal services globally.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global private equity and venture capital firm founded in 1995. They have raised more than $7.6 billion and invested in more than 190 growth-stage software, eCommerce, internet, and data-services companies. "
target parent: Beacon Equity Partners
target: Anaqua Inc and SGA2 SAS
Anaqua Inc was formed to fill a gap in enterprise infrastructure by providing comprehensive software solution for intellectual asset management. SGA2 SAS is a French company that provides patent annuity and trademark renewal services globally.
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closed 6/8/2006 via PR Newswire

Access Intigrated Technologies Inc., acquired PLX Systems Inc.

synopsis: Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. today announced it has acquired privately held PLX Systems Incorporated. Based in Los Angeles, California, PLX Systems, Inc. develops and supports enterprise software to manage valuable intellectual property assets.
buyer: Access Intigrated Technologies Inc. (CIDM:$32.45)
Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. is the industry leader in providing fully integrated software and services to enable the motion picture entertainment industry and all of its constituents to transition from film to digital cinema. "
target: PLX Systems Inc.
PPLX, provides intellectual-property valuation and lifecycle management software and Web-based services to legal and licensing professionals, intellectual property auditors, brokers and lawyers, chief financial officers, controllers, and research and development executives.
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closed 5/11/2006 via BNC Analysis

A Consortium of 4 buyers purchased a minority stake in MarkMonitor

synopsis: MarkMonitor®, the leader in online corporate identity protection, today announced it has closed $12 million in venture capital investment led by Cargill Ventures. Existing venture capital and institutional investors, Focus Ventures, Foundation Capital and Institutional Venture Partners, also participated in this round.
buyer: Cargill Ventures
buyer: Focus Ventures
buyer: Foundation Capital
buyer: Institutional Venture Partners
Throughout its history, IVP's partnership with innovative companies has led to the creation of market leaders in technology industries such as enterprise software, wireless infrastructure, communications equipment, semiconductors, storage and technologyenabled services. "
target parent: Institutional Venture Partners
target: MarkMonitor
MarkMonitor offers the most advanced and seamlessly integrated set of services and products available for protecting intellectual property on the Internet.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$15
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0.8x
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closed 2/17/2006 via BNC Analysis

Northstar Global Partners, purchased a minority stake in Anaqua Ltd.

synopsis: Anaqua last week announced it has received $4 million in first-round venture funding from Northstar Global Partners in Boston and relocated its headquarters from London to Boston. The company plans to use its cash to bolster sales-and-marketing efforts and hire staff.
buyer: Northstar Global Partners
Northstar Global Partners is an investment bank leveraging decades of experience and a network of U.S. and European relationships to provide services in: Corporate Finance Mergers and Acquisitions Merchant Banking Consulting and Strategic Planning "
target: Anaqua Ltd.
Ford Motor Company and British American Tobacco are world leaders in the field of Intellectual Property Management. Both companies share a similar vision for the future of IP management. They recognise the value and importance of creating a collaborative environment within which they can work in pa
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$4.00
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closed 8/24/2005 via PR Newswire

Computer Patent Annuities Limited Partnership, acquired FoundationIP

synopsis: The world's leading IP management specialists, Computer Patent Annuities Limited Partnership (CPA) is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of Minneapolis based FoundationIP.
buyer: Computer Patent Annuities Limited Partnership
CPA is the world's leading IP management specialist. With over 35 years of patent and trademark experience and approximately 40,000 clients across the globe, CPA performs over one million renewals annually. "
target: FoundationIP
FoundationIP provides an intuitive, integrated, customizable environment for corporations & law firms to manage Intellectual Property matters in a collaborative manner. The system is offered in an ASP environment, meaning that there is no software to buy or equipment to purchase or maintain.
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announced 3/24/2021 via Bloomberg

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, will acquire Mitratech, Inc.

synopsis: Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Mitratech, a provider of legal and compliance software, from TA Associates and Hg.
buyer: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan, with $201.4 billion in net assets at June 30, 2019. It holds a diverse global portfolio of assets, approximately 80% of which is managed in-house, and has earned an annual total-fund net return of 9.7% since 1990."
target parent: TA Associates
target: Mitratech, Inc.
Mitratech is a proven global technology partner for corporate legal, risk, and compliance professionals, offering a proven portfolio of end-to-end solutions that spread operational best practices throughout the enterprise, standardizing processes, and accelerating time-to-value.
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$1,500
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closed 12/3/2020 via Company Press Release

Exterro Inc., acquired AccessData Corporation

synopsis: Exterro Inc., the preferred provider of Legal GRC software and the Association of Corporate Counsel’s exclusive Alliance Partner for E-Discovery, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Compliance, announced it has acquired AccessData, the industry’s leading provider of digital forensic investigation technology.
buyer: Exterro Inc.
Exterro®, Inc. is the leading provider of e-discovery and privacy software specifically designed for in-house legal, privacy and IT teams at Global 2000 and Am Law 200 organizations. Exterro software helps organizations address their regulatory, compliance and litigation risks more effectively. "
target: AccessData Corporation
AccessData makes the world's most advanced and intuitive incident resolution solutions. Their technology delivers real-time insight, analysis, response and resolution of data incidents, such as cyber threats, insider threats, mobile and BYOD risk, Governance Risk & Compliance and eDiscovery events.
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closed 6/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Anaqua Inc., acquired OPSolutions, Inc.

synopsis: Anaqua, the leading provider of innovation and intellectual property management solutions, announced that it has acquired IP management software and practice automation provider O P Solutions.
buyer parent: Astorg
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua provides integrated, end-to-end innovation & intellectual property (IP) management solutions. Its solution suite merges best practice workflows with big data analytics & tech-enabled services to create one intelligent environment designed to inform, enable and streamline IP Operations. "
target: OPSolutions, Inc.
O P Solutions has been a leading provider of high-quality software to the intellectual property legal community since 1990. PATTSY WAVE ® is O P Solutions’ state-of-the-art browser-based docketing software.
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announced 9/15/2015 via Reuters

TA Associates, will acquire Mitratech, Inc.

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners has agreed to sell enterprise legal services provider Mitratech Holdings Inc to private equity firm TA Associates, one of the oldest and largest growth private equity firms in the world. Mitratech provides management software for the legal departments of companies, including more than 25% of the Fortune 500 companies.
buyer: TA Associates
TA Associates is one of the oldest and largest growth private equity firms in the world. They invest in growing private companies in exciting industries, with the goal of helping management teams build their businesses into great companies. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: Mitratech, Inc.
Mitratech is the most trusted, market-leading provider of fully-integrated Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) solutions for over 750 global legal departments of all sizes, representing 7 of the Fortune 10, almost 40% percent of the Fortune 500, and over 100,000 users in over 150 countries.
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$300
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