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E-Discovery Vendors Join Forces

Lighthouse eDiscovery, a provider of technology-enabled e-discovery and consulting services, is joining forces with Discovia, an e-discovery company, creating a new entity focused purely on ensuring optimal use of technology for e-discovery, compliance, and risk management.

According to the vendors, the combined company, which will be led by Brian McManus, chief executive officer of Lighthouse eDiscovery, brings together two teams with deep legal and technology experience including shared histories as innovators in e-discovery automation, review efficiency solutions and best-practice workflows; and a focus on best-in-class quality and client experiences.

Lighthouse has grown organically by adding large, multinational clients to its roster over the last five years, said McManus. Discovia shared Lighthouse’s core values and client-focused approach to service and quality, and had a client base that was complementary, and, although each could have continued with its own growth trajectories, the companies each realized that together they could add depth and breadth to their service offerings and client-facing teams to further benefit both client bases, he added.

Discovia, headquartered in San Francisco, has been providing electronic discovery services to corporations and law firms engaged in litigation, ITC investigations, HSR Second Requests and internal and regulatory investigations.

Lighthouse will enable Discovia to expand its global reach and better meet the demands of its growing client base, noted Christian Lawrence, chief executive officer of Discovia, who will become executive vice president of the combined company, focusing on business development and thought leadership.

Not only do both companies share several similarities, but they are also leading the industry in developing SaaS solutions for corporate legal departments and law firms seeking to gain more control over e-discovery, compliance and risk management, the companies say. Together, Lighthouse and Discovia will provide clients around the globe with quality and service, and innovative applications and workflows to manage the cost of e-discovery, compliance, and risk management as data volumes and data types proliferate.

Spire Capital, along with management and other investors, led this investment round. Discovia was represented by investment bank MHT Partners.

For more information, visit www.discovia.com.

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