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Consilio and Advanced Discovery Complete Transaction to Become One Global Services Provider

Consilio and Advanced Discovery, each global leaders in eDiscoverydocument reviewrisk management and legal consulting services, have announced that the transaction to merge the companies is now complete. The combined company is now the world’s second largest services provider for information governance, risk management, eDiscovery and document and contract review.

The combined company will operate more than 60 offices, data centers and document review centers in 11 countries. With more than 2,500 employees managing over 7,000 active client engagements, the company will leverage the scale of resources and breadth of operations to serve matters of any size and complexity for its multinational corporate and law firm clients. The company also features five patented and patent-pending technologies and a large in-house engineering team for ongoing client-focused innovation.

“Since we announced this transaction several weeks ago, we have received an enthusiastic response from our clients, who are excited about the complementary strengths between the two companies,” said Andy Macdonald, chief executive officer of Consilio. “Our combined scale allows us to offer our customers a seamless experience with improved solutions, expert advisors, data security and infrastructure in the geographies where our clients do business.”

Jim Burke, chief executive officer of Advanced Discovery said, “Our primary focus in both the short and long term is to ensure service continuity and quality for our clients, and stability for our valued employees. Now that the transaction has closed, we look forward to providing a greater breadth of technology solutions at all stages of the eDiscovery and risk management lifecycles and moving forward with our strategic initiatives to deliver more competitive advantages for our clients.”

The combined company will be headquartered in Washington, D.C. and operate as a portfolio company of GI Partners, a leading private investment firm based in San Francisco, California.

About Consilio

Consilio is a global leader in eDiscovery, document review, and legal consulting services. Consilio supports multinational law firms and corporations using innovative software, cost-effective managed services, and deep legal and regulatory industry expertise. The company 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 offices and data centers across Europe, Asia, and North America. For more information, please visit www.consilio.com.

About Advanced Discovery

Advanced Discovery is an award-winning and leading global eDiscovery and risk management company, partnering with law firms and corporations since 2002. Advanced Discovery and its global family of companies, Altep, Millnet Document Services and Legal Placements Inc., offer a complete suite of solutions to clients around the globe, 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 employs leading professionals in the industry, applies defensible workflows and provides patented and industry-proven technology across all phases of the eDiscovery and risk management lifecycle. This devotion to excellence has earned Advanced Discovery inclusion in the Inc. 5000 Hall of Fame for being named to the fastest-growing companies list for six successive years and recognition as the highest-level Best in Service Relativity solutions partner for five consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.advanceddiscovery.com.

About GI Partners

GI Partners is a private investment firm based in San Francisco. The firm has raised $16 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.

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