In recent months, global eDiscovery provider Consilio has acquired Huron Legal and Proven, acquisitions which brought Consilio new areas of activity as well as strengthening existing expertise and reach.
Now Consilio has acquired eDiscovery services provider EQD, a Houston-based eDiscovery, document review and litigation support services provider.
At a simple level, the acquisition of EQD expands Consilio’s existing expertise in litigation, investigations and government regulatory requests, with EQD bringing data collection, managed services, document review and other compliance and litigation support teams.
This acquisition, however, is not just more of the same. EQD has strong sector expertise in oil, gas and energy. Its clients, many of them global players, will benefit from Consilio’s security infrastructure and the 24 hour services and support which comes with Consilio’s presence in Europe and Asia as well as in the US.
The acquisition also takes Consilio into Texas – having a regional presence in a prosperous area remains important.
I suspect that we will see more such acquisitions as Consilio pursues a strategy designed to give it strength in depth in multiple verticals around the globe.