The Adecco Group acquires D4, LLC
The Adecco Group has acquired D4, LLC.
D4 operates in eDiscovery litigation support with annual revenues of approximately USD 30m. D4 will be combined with the Adecco Group’s subsidiary Special Counsel, the largest provider of legal staffing and recruiting solutions in the USA.
Alain Dehaze (pictured), CEO of the Adecco Group, commented, “The combination of Special Counsel and D4 is an exciting step to further strengthen our offering in this attractive market.”
Laurie Chamberlin, president of Special Counsel, added, “We are seeing tremendous growth in the eDiscovery space, and the appetite for these services continues to gain momentum within the legal community. D4 was a pioneer of eDiscovery solutions when it was founded nearly two decades ago; we are proud to bring them on board to offer a combined 45 years of legal industry know-how.”
D4 operates in eDiscovery solutions, which is the identification, collection and production of electronically stored information for use in legal proceedings. D4 provides a full range of managed data and discovery services to law firms and corporations. The company’s applied analytics and tech-expert teams provide legal professionals with organised and analysed data, allowing them to spend less time sifting-and-searching and more time on value-added activities. D4 is based in Rochester, New York, with a strong presence across the USA and an international office in Shanghai.
Adecco says that the tie-up between D4 and Special Counsel will provide market-leading eDiscovery and staffing solutions both in the USA and internationally.
John Holland, D4’s founder and CEO, commented, “This move is another step forward in taking our eDiscovery services to new heights.
“Together with Special Counsel and its parent company the Adecco Group, our global presence will be stronger than ever and our customers will have streamlined access to the best pool of legal talent and solutions in the business, unlocking doors that will enable us to make a bigger impact and to remain at the forefront of eDiscovery.”
Terms of the transaction, which closed on 3rd October 2016, have not been disclosed.