XDD Acquires QDiscovery Expanding to Midwest and East Coast

Enterprise Security Magazine | Thursday, July 11, 2019

The deal comes as XDD looks to widen operations, saying the QDiscovery’s acquisition will help them to stimulate their growth in the Midwest and on the east coast.’

Fremont, CA: Xact Data Discovery (XDD), an international vendor of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services for law firms and corporations, has taken over fellow e-discovery provider QDiscovery.  By this acquisition, XDD is planning to expand its discovery services in the U.S., Midwest, and East Coast.

QDiscovery is a veteran service provider of mid tier and eDiscovery , and digital forensics services based in New London. QDiscovery was featured in Enterprise Security Magazine as one of the Top 10 Digital Forensics Solution Providers  2018. "We use advanced forensic analysis to answer the important who, what, where, when and how of security incidents," says Yaniv Schiff, the director of digital forensics, Qdiscovery.

Through the deal, QDiscovery, the organization that lends a helping hand to its clients to unveil potential risks  and truth that lie in the data,  will now work under the XDD brand, and the services offered by the former will merge into the similar pre-existing services of XDD.

Connecticut-based QDiscovery also operates offices in Chicago, Indianapolis, Boston, D.C., Houston, Minneapolis, and Phoenix, while Kansas-based XDD has offices in 16 U.S. locations and two in India.

The increased scale that comes with combining the operations of these two companies was a major driving force behind the deal, noted XDD president and CEO Bob Polus in a press release.

“The merger with QDiscovery further strengthens our organization's presence in the Midwest and on the east coast and will help us to go beyond our target operations.  Congruent with XDD’s culture, the QDiscovery team thrives on providing exemplary client service, making it a natural fit for our company as we continue to scale our eDiscovery, forensics, and managed review services.  We look forward to enhancing our company together,"-said Polus.

QDiscovery CEO David Barrett said in a press release, “Joining forces with XDD further empowers our joint vision to provide exemplary service to clients. Similar to QDiscovery’s culture, XDD’s people, strategy and grit are laser-focused on doing whatever it takes to exceed customer expectations. Joining the XDD family is a natural fit for our company as we strive to expand market share together nationwide.”

The merger between these two market-leading eDiscovery purveyors has raised higher expectations over the betterment of the existing discovery services.

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