Advanced Discovery Announces Recapitalization with Trivest Partners

By CIOReview | Monday, September 8, 2014

FREMONT, CA: Advanced Discovery, provider of end-to-end eDiscovery services and document review has announced that its management team has partnered and recapitalized with Trivest Partners, a private equity firm focused on partnering with founder and family-owned businesses in the United States and Canada.

Since its inception in 1981, Trivest has completed more than 200 transactions totaling over $5 Bn in value. Advanced Discovery represents the fifth platform investment in Trivest Fund V, a $415 Mn fund.

 Trivest’s investment will allow the company to fully develop its national presence through strategic acquisitions and investments in additional personnel, services and technology. “Our market is ripe for consolidation and demands constant innovation,” said David Vandygriff, chief executive officer of Advanced Discovery. “We have built a great sales and project support organization and have developed numerous process-enhancing software tools. With access to additional capital through Trivest, we will be able to continue to add talented individuals to our team and expand our technology development to more fully realize our goal of providing efficient, reliable and transparent eDiscovery.”

Vandygriff believes that Trivest is the perfect partner for Advanced Discovery’s next stage of growth. “Our company cultures are well matched, and the leaders at Trivest share our vision. They also have the financial resources and strategic expertise to bolster our needs as we take the company to the next level. Our management, sales and support teams will remain intact so clients will continue to receive the same excellent service while we work to further enhance their experience.”

Forest Wester, partner with Trivest, commented, “We love Advanced Discovery’s passion and dedication to doing the right things for its customers and employees. Their commitment to continuous improvement and unparalleled customer service makes Advanced Discovery a trusted partner to its clients and the kind of business that we know is positioned for long-term success. We look forward to helping the company continue its long track record of growth and success. Advanced Discovery aligns perfectly with our strategy to partner with growing, founder-owned, middle market businesses.”