ATLANTA and HOUSTON – September 18, 2012 – DTI, the nation’s largest independent provider of discovery services, facilities management, and knowledge process outsourcing, today announced the acquisition of Texas-based Providus, a leading provider of legal staffing, recruiting, and document review services. The acquisition underscores DTI’s ongoing focus to deliver comprehensive and defensible e-discovery and review services as well as innovative legal staffing solutions.
Providus provides attorneys, paralegals and other legal professionals on a contract and direct-hire basis to law firms and corporate legal departments. The Providus suite of services is strongly aligned with DTI’s e-discovery and review service strategy. Providus has an impeccable market reputation for staffing substantive attorney, paralegal and legal support projects as well as staffing large-scale document review projects on-site and within its own document review centers across the United States. Providus has also become a leader in providing highly specialized attorneys and paralegals—including engagements where foreign language fluency is a requirement.
As part of the acquisition, DTI will add Providus’ highly secure, state-of-the-art document review centers and fully-staffed offices to the DTI platform. Each Providus office in major markets, including Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and New York City will become part of the DTI family.
“Combining Providus’ legal staffing and document review expertise and DTI’s e-discovery services will create a unique and superior managed document review business supporting both law firms and corporations nationwide,” said John Davenport, Jr., Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DTI. “We were struck by the similarity of our cultures and client-oriented view. Like us, Providus has forged strong relationships with its clients and we intend to build upon that momentum. As a unified team, we will be able to deliver a wider and more impactful scope of support to our clients.”
The Providus leadership team, including Michelle Rosen, Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations, Jackie Bebczuk, Senior Vice President of National Client Development, and Deborah W. Post, Managing Director of the Western Region, will join the senior leadership team of DTI’s Knowledge Solutions group led by Christopher Aronson and Jason Brennan.
“The combination of Providus with DTI is exciting news for our clients as we unite to deliver an enhanced suite of comprehensive capabilities unlike any other company in the e-discovery industry,” said Joseph A. Turano, III, Founder and President of Providus. “We were attracted to DTI because of its national footprint and market-leading ESI systems as well as our shared reputation for delivering a high quality work product that always puts the client first.”
As a result of the acquisition, both DTI and Providus clients will enjoy a deeper bench of resources, new services and important advancements in technology. With a combined high level of commitment and focus on client service, DTI and Providus will succeed in helping organizations achieve new benchmarks in operational and economic performance.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
DTI is the nation’s largest independent provider of e-discovery, managed document review, facilities management and knowledge process outsourcing. DTI serves the nation’s leading law firms and Fortune 500 corporations through its 28 highly secure service centers located in major cities across the United States. For more information, visit www.DTIglobal.com.
Christopher B. Aronson
President, Knowledge Solutions