Ron Friedmann has an excellent post (“Another EDD Acquisition: Iron Mountain Acquires Stratify“) on his Strategic Legal Technology blog that makes me believe we’re starting to see some shakeout in the e-discovery industry.
Iron Mountain announced on Oct. 31, 2007 that it was acquiring e-discovery vendor Stratify. This is a good move by Iron Mountain to complement their dominance of the records/storage/data protection space.
Ron kindly does the extra footwork of recounting the 9 e-discovery-related acquisitions that have happened before June 2006 including FTI’s acquisition of Ringtail in 2005 and the gobble of Applied Discovery by LexisNexis in 2003.
Next, Ron lists 11 acquisitions that have happened in the space SINCE June 2006 including LexisNexis buying CaseSoft and Dataflight (Concordance); Thomson acquiring LiveNote; Merrill Corp. acquiring Lextranet; Anacomp acquiring CaseLogistix; and the merger of Zantaz with Autonomy Corp.
Link to post.