ATLANTA – September 20, 2010 – Document Technologies, Inc. (DTI), the nation’s largest independent provider of comprehensive discovery and on-site facilities management services, announces its acquisition of Daticon EED, one of the original and most widely recognized leaders in the electronic discovery services industry. DTI and Daticon EED’s combined operations strengthen its position as a top tier discovery service provider that can offer both corporate law departments and law firms the infrastructure of a large, national company. Clients will receive personal service from local experts based in more than 20 offices nationwide. The acquired company will be called “EED, A DTI Company.”
“As one of the first providers of electronic discovery services, Daticon EED brings an unparalleled level of knowledge and expertise in directing technologies and processes to significantly reduce the overall cost, time and risk of discovery,” said Document Technologies, Inc. CEO John Davenport, Jr. “At the same time, Daticon EED’s clients will benefit from our ‘best-in-breed’ philosophy and financial stability.” DTI is now a $130 million company, including more than $70 million in revenue from discovery services. Discovery revenue combined with the consistent revenue of its facilities management services division have helped the company achieve profitability in 35 consecutive quarters.
The acquisition further expands DTI’s national footprint and advances the company’s ability to provide local service and expertise across the U.S. The deal also adds an impressive roster of leading discovery consultants and skilled project managers as well as world-class IT infrastructure to further strengthen the company’s ability to provide expert advice and high-quality service. The former headquarters of Daticon EED in Seattle will serve as DTI’s newest Regional Technology Center, providing clients with access to large data centers on both coasts. Between its state-of-the-art National Technology Center in Atlanta, Regional Technology Centers in Seattle as well as Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, and Norwich, Conn., and facilities in local markets nationwide, DTI now has the capacity to process 4.5 terabytes of data on a daily basis and host 1.4 petabytes of data for document review.
“Since the company’s start in 1987, Daticon EED has maintained a proud tradition of being a trendsetter in directing e-discovery technologies and methodologies,” stated John Jessen, EED founder and former CEO. “I am confident DTI will leverage this history to continue advancing the combined leadership position in the discovery service industry.”
Daticon EED clients will also benefit from DTI’s third-party electronic discovery best-of-breed tools and the ability of DTI to provide tailored solutions for each unique client project. Leading discovery technology tools, including Nuix, Clearwell, IPRO, Relativity and iCONECT, enable DTI to focus on quality service and allow clients to leverage the industry’s best technologies.
Effective immediately, EED, A DTI Company will act as the operating unit supporting all current Daticon EED clients, technology and active projects. All clients will have immediate access to DTI’s discovery solutions, project management expertise and resources made possible by its financial stability.
Document Technologies, Inc. (DTI) is the nation’s largest independent provider of facilities management services and comprehensive discovery solutions, servicing clients through offices in more than 20 markets across the U.S. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, DTI delivers end-to-end solutions for electronic discovery, including forensics, data acquisition, processing, and an array of hosting platforms to meet a variety of litigation support needs. In September 2010, DTI acquired e-discovery industry pioneer Daticon EED to further strengthen its position as a leading discovery services provider. DTI clients include both top law firms and Fortune 500 corporations nationwide. For more information, visit www.DTIGlobal.com.
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