Inventus Acquires Unified – Adds International Presence and Expands Service Offerings

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12:18

Inventus, LLC, a leading national discovery management practice to Fortune 1000 corporations, global law firms and government agencies, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., has announced the acquisition of London-based Unified OS Ltd. and certain of its affiliates. Unified is a leading provider of eDiscovery and managed attorney review services to Fortune 1000 corporations, global law firms and government agencies abroad. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Inventus’ acquisition of Unified marks its significant expansion into international markets and its focus on adding attorney review to its suite of services. The combined business creates an international, full legal process outsourcing (“LPO”) solution capable of servicing clients operating in multiple jurisdictions around the globe. Inventus will remain headquartered in Chicago, and Trevor Campion will continue to lead the combined company as chief executive officer.

“We have been keen to expand internationally and are thrilled to add Unified as the platform for that expansion as we look forward to building on their impressive history of growth and customer satisfaction,” said Campion. “Inventus is committed to expanding the global reach of our platform as we continue to focus on providing our clients with a best-in-class, comprehensive solution handling all phases of the discovery process.”

Unified’s leadership team will join the Inventus management team led by Campion. Unified’s operations will continue to be led by Paul Mankoo and Noel Kilby, who join Inventus as president of Inventus International and chief technology officer, respectively.

“The combination of our businesses creates a global LPO practice capable of executing on all aspects of the eDiscovery process at the highest levels in any jurisdiction,” said Mankoo. “Inventus is the clear leader in technological innovation, and we are thrilled to add their proprietary discovery eco-system, Luminosity, to our client offering. The combined business raises the bar in terms of operating excellence, and Unified is now poised to solidify its position as a leading LPO provider in Europe.”

In 2013, Inventus was acquired by Santa Monica, CA-based private equity firm Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. in partnership with management to build a leading LPO solutions provider to global law firms, Fortune 1000 corporations, and government agencies.

GE Capital’s Telecom, Media and Technology team provided financing to support the transaction.

About Inventus: Inventus, LLC (www.inventus.com) is one of the largest discovery management practices in the US, focused on helping clients reduce the costs and risks associated with the discovery process. Since 1991, it has been providing litigation support services to law firms, corporate legal departments and government agencies. Inventus currently has over 150 employees operating in 12 cities across the United States, with operational headquarters in Chicago.