Kroll acquires TrialGraphix, leading provider of trial consulting and presentation services
Transaction makes Kroll the international leader for all facets of litigation services
Minneapolis – September 18, 2007 – Kroll, the global risk consulting company, today announced that it acquired TrialGraphix ®, which will operate as part of the Legal Technology business of Kroll Ontrack ®, the industry’s largest provider of electronic and paper document discovery, computer forensics, and data recovery services. The acquisition expands Kroll’s litigation service offering to include trial graphics, courtroom presentation technologies and jury consulting services. Ultimately, this enables law firms and corporations to engage one expert for their litigation consulting and technology needs from pre-litigation preparedness, through discovery and trial.
This combination eliminates the need to select multiple experts or to transfer evidentiary materials between service providers throughout the litigation timeline, which advances Kroll’s objective to provide comprehensive services to the litigation community. Documents that are preserved and collected before litigation, can now be filtered, processed, reviewed and produced for discovery, then seamlessly presented at trial.
“By adding TrialGraphix to the Kroll family, we can serve as a stronger, more valuable partner to our legal customers by providing them with a more complete offering—from the investigation through the trial,” said Simon Freakley, CEO of Kroll.
“The strength of TrialGraphix in jury consulting, graphics and presentation technology services will be an invaluable addition to our existing capabilities. We will now be positioned to deliver solutions that fulfill all of our customers' increasingly complex litigation consulting and technology requirements,” said Kristin Nimsger, president of Kroll Ontrack. “ The best-of-breed services provided by TrialGraphix combined with Kroll Ontrack’s industry leading discovery services, computer forensics, ESI consulting and software positions Kroll Ontrack as the premier litigation technology company, and Kroll as the premier provider of services to law firms from notice of a claim all the way through trial.”
“Combining these two companies allows us to surpass what we each have accomplished individually and will significantly reshape our industry,” said Steve Stolberg, CEO of TrialGraphix. “This provides us with a new opportunity to pursue our collective goal to become the very best end-to-end service provider in the previously fragmented market for litigation services.”
Kroll acquired TrialGraphix from a holding company controlled by Frontenac Company (private equity firm) and TrialGraphix employees. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Headquartered in Miami, Fla., with facilities in eight major legal markets, TrialGraphix will become part of Kroll Ontrack’s Legal Technologies business.
TrialGraphix is a national litigation consulting firm specializing in discovery, trial consulting and presentation services for trial teams, law firms and corporate counsel. Founded in 1991, TrialGraphix has nearly 300 full-time professionals. The firm has offices in Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Houston. For more information, visit www.trialgraphix.com or call 800-444-6766.
About Kroll Ontrack Inc.
Kroll Ontrack (www.krollontrack.com; www.ontrackdatarecovery.com) provides technology-driven services and software to help recover, search, analyze and produce data efficiently and cost-effectively. Commonly bridging the gap between technical and business professionals, Kroll Ontrack services a variety of customers in the legal, government, corporate and financial markets around the world. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, electronic discovery and computer forensics services. Kroll Ontrack is a technology services division of Kroll Inc., the global risk consulting company.
Kroll, the world's leading risk consulting company, provides a broad range of investigative, intelligence, financial, security and technology services to help clients reduce risks, solve problems and capitalize on opportunities. Headquartered in New York with offices in more than 65 cities in over 33 countries, Kroll has a multidisciplinary corps of more than 4,200 employees and serves a global clientele of law firms, financial institutions, corporations, non-profit institutions, government agencies, and individuals. It is a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC), the global professional services firm.
Ben Blomberg, 952-516-3617, Ben.Blomberg@krolldiscovery.com