It’s official. Advanced Discovery and Consilio are now one of the largest and most-capable eDiscovery, document review, risk management and legal consulting solutions providers in the market. Click here to read the press release.
Advanced Discovery and Consilio are both recognized leaders in our market – with complementary products and services and a shared vision. As one company, we have the industry’s most capable and consultative services delivery team with the industry’s most innovative technologies – on a global scale – to ensure long term success for our clients.
The scale of the combined companies allows us to invest in our people and our technology – our two most important resources for client success. Together, we plan to build even more competitive advantages by expanding our infrastructure, extending our solutions portfolio, expanding our geographic coverage, and retaining and attracting the strongest teams of expert advisors.
We understand you may have questions with this merger news. Below are answers to some of the most likely questions.
If you have additional questions or comments after reading through this FAQ, please visit our Client Open Door Contact Center. There, you’ll be able to ask questions or leave comments. We’ll get your inquiry to the right person, so we can get back to you quickly – and with accurate information.
Consilio and Advanced Discovery have merged into a single company, and is now one of the largest and most-capable eDiscovery, document review, risk management, and legal consulting solutions providers in the market.
As one company, Consilio and Advanced Discovery have the scale and breadth of operations to serve our clients anywhere in the world, provide tremendous value-add from our patented and patent-pending technology solutions, achieve more efficiency for our clients, and deliver differentiated solutions at all stages of the eDiscovery and risk management lifecycles.
Our combined company is now headed by Consilio chief executive officer, Andy Macdonald. Former Advanced Discovery chief executive officer, Jim Burke, continues to serve the company as a board member.
Finally, our company is now officially a member of the GI Partners family. GI Partners is a leading private equity firm based in San Francisco and is the majority shareholder in our company.
No. Neither company acquired the other; it’s a true marriage of strengths to strengths. GI Partners acquired each company independently and combined them to create one of the largest and most-capable eDiscovery, document review, risk management, and legal consulting solutions providers in the global market.
Advanced Discovery and Consilio are both recognized market leaders – with complementary products and services, and a shared vision. As one company, we bring together the industry’s most consultative and capable services delivery team with the industry’s most innovative technologies – on a global scale – to ensure long term success for our clients. By adding strengths to strengths, our clients win.
Scale is also critical in our industry because scale reinforces our ability to invest in our people and our technology – our two most important resources for client success. Together, we plan to build even more competitive advantages by expanding our infrastructure, extending our solutions portfolio, expanding our geographic coverage, and retaining and attracting the strongest teams of expert advisors.
It’s business as usual for all our matters and engagements:
We appreciate the trust you put in us every day. We are committed to keeping all client projects moving forward – on time, on budget and with superior results as we move through our company integration.
The name of the new go-forward company is not ready to be announced. We will leverage market research and other expert input to make the best decision for the combined company. More details on the go-forward brand will be announced shortly.
Advanced Discovery is recognized as an award-winning and leading global eDiscovery and risk management company, partnering with law firms and corporations since 2002. Advanced Discovery delivers a complete suite of solutions to clients, including eDiscovery, information governance, Riskcovery® and compliance risk assessment, cybersecurity, legal operations consulting, data forensics and investigations, paper discovery and digital printing, as well as legal recruiting and placement. The company applies defensible workflows and provides patented and industry-proven technology across all phases of the eDiscovery and risk management life cycles.
This devotion to excellence has earned Advanced Discovery the highest measured Net Promoter Score in the industry, as well as notable recognitions such as the highest-level Best in Service Relativity solutions partner for six consecutive years, and Legal Artificial Intelligence/AI Leader by the National Law Journal. For more information please visit www.advanceddiscovery.com
Consilio is recognized as a global leader in eDiscovery, document review and legal consulting services. Consilio supports multinational law firms and corporations using innovative best-in-market and differentiated, proprietary software, cost-effective managed services and deep legal and regulatory industry expertise. The company specializes in providing consultative expertise with over 70 forensics, law department operations, analytics and discovery consultants. Consilio has extensive experience in litigation, HSR second requests, internal and regulatory investigations, eDiscovery, information governance and compliance, law department management, document review, contracts management and legal analytics.
ISO 27001 certified, the company operates a total of 47 offices, data centers and document review centers across 10 countries in Europe, Asia and North America.
Consilio’s commitment to innovation has been recognized by Legaltech News, who awarded Consilio its Innovation Award in 2016. Consilio also maintains the only highestlevel Best in Service Relativity installation outside of the United States.
For more information, please visit www.consilio.com.
GI Partners is a leading private investment firm based in San Francisco. The firm has raised over $16 billion in capital through private equity and real estate strategies from recognized institutional investors across the world. GI Partners’ private equity team is active in several sectors, including IT Infrastructure, Healthcare, Software and Services. For more information on GI Partners and its entire portfolio, please visit www.gipartners.com.
Andy Macdonald, currently CEO of Consilio, has been named chief executive officer of the combined company. Jim Burke, CEO of Advanced Discovery, will remain closely involved with the company, both during a transition period, as well as a director of the new company board.
The broader executive team will be identified as part of the integration process.
Together, our new organization has the scale and breadth of operations to serve our clients anywhere in the world, provide a tremendous value-add from patented and patent-pending technology solutions, and guide our clients to quality outcomes with an expanded team of expert advisors and consultants.
True ability to serve matters on a global basis: The combined company operates over 60 total data centers, offices and document review centers across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Importantly, as a larger entity, we’ll be more able to invest in expanded operations to support our growing global client base – and deliver our solutions where they are needed.
A deeper bench of specialists and consultants that can deliver an even better service experience: In addition to our already sizable operations, 24 x 7 x 365 follow-the-sun services delivery model, and expert advisors with 270 Relativity certifications including 10 Relativity Masters – more than any other eDiscovery services provider in the world – we will be able to invest in even more people, specializations, technologies and geographies to serve our clients going forward.
More innovation & more innovative solutions: Both Advanced Discovery and Consilio have already made significant technology investments – but in different, and complementary areas. Together, we have 5 patent and patent-pending innovations. We have augmented and enriched the “vanilla” Relativity hosting experience. We have automated data processing, uploading, reports and production transformations. We have built truly innovative solutions in Riscovery®, Sightline, Sky Analytics, and Advanced Message ReviewSM to name just a few. And we license market-leading solutions and train specialists to develop best practices that complete our solution set, such as Milyli Blackout® and Brainspace®.
Going forward, with the combined engineering, QA, product and application support resources of these two great companies, we’ll be well positioned to engage with our clients directly – through Product Advisory Groups and in one-on-one discussions – to innovate on our clients’ behalf to solve their problems of tomorrow.
We intend to over communicate with our clients! We will continue direct communication from account and project teams. We will also keep our websites and social media channels fresh to provide updates as well.
We have also created a Client Open Door Contact Center – where clients can ask additional questions or leave comments.
Please take advantage of these communication channels to connect with us. As always, your account manager or other relevant contacts at Advanced Discovery or Consilio are available to answer any questions you may have.