Chadds Ford, Pa., September 12, 2017 – Counsel On Call, a leading alternative legal solutions provider of technology-enabled managed legal and secondment services, has acquired DSicovery, LLC (“DSi”), a renowned eDiscovery, digital forensics, and data management company. By combining Counsel On Call’s expert attorneys with DSi’s technology-based legal solutions, DSi will offer a comprehensive and unified approach to complex business challenges and ever-changing legal demands. This combination will allow Counsel On Call and DSi to provide better service for clients, resulting in increased distribution efficiency for both brands. DSi was advised by the align5 team of STS Capital Partners on this transaction, which took place on September 1, 2017.
Counsel On Call will operate DSi independently out of DSi’s offices in Nashville, Tennessee, and DSi will integrate with Counsel On Call’s managed services division. Both companies will conduct business as usual under their respective names, providing outstanding service to their existing (and new) clients.
Counsel On Call and DSi have over 35 years of combined experience in the legal services industry, with clients ranging from law firms to Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies. Both companies have experienced consistent growth and are known for their customer commitment and have been recognized with dozens of other awards for leadership, workplace environment, diversity, and innovation. DSI was named in INC. Magazine’s “5,000 fastest-growing companies” a total of eight times, as well as one of its “50 Best Places to Work” in 2016.
The combined company will now have three secure managed services facilities, multiple SOC 2-certified data hosting and management facilities, and over 1,000 attorneys. This structure will support the spectrum of litigation and eDiscovery services, including data governance, collection, processing, hosting, and managed document review. Through DSi’s wide-variety of technical capabilities, Counsel On Call will enhance its offering in merger and acquisition due diligence and corporate transactions, contracts knowledge management and CMS integration, compliance, employment, and a host of other business-critical practice areas.
DSi was advised in this transaction by STS Capital Partners, through the align5 team based in Chadds Ford, PA. STS Managing Directors Chad Williams, John Ratliff and Nadia Mattiuzzi led the transaction team, working directly with the owners of DSi to maximize value through its sale to Counsel On Call.
Founded in 2015 by John Ratliff, Denise Richmond, and Chad Williams, align5 offers strategic coaching for growth entrepreneurs. align5 is centered on the belief that simplicity trumps complexity and, therefore, high growth companies should align around no more than 5 key initiatives or priorities at any given time. Our coaching platform is built on this bedrock belief, and we help entrepreneurs identify those key priorities and then develop a vision and strategy that incorporates those priorities. While many coaching and consulting organizations stop once a strategy is developed, align5™ goes further by leading entrepreneurs, and their teams, through its Execution Planning System™, which brings granular focus, actionable next steps, and accountability to the strategic planning process. www.align5.com.
About STS Capital Partners
STS Capital Partners is an international, boutique M&A firm focused on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, strategic consulting and advisory services for mid-market businesses in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. With a global team of M&A professionals and advisors – with hundreds of years’ combined experience in successfully working on global transactions across multiple industry sectors – STS has representation in major cities worldwide and specializes in transactions in the US$100M+ enterprise value range. STS was established in 2003 by a group of successful entrepreneurs, former CEOs and executives who understand how to maximize value for families or entrepreneurs selling their businesses, or buyers looking for strategic opportunities. http://www.stscapital.com