Consilio Merges with Xact Data Discovery

June 8, 2021

Willkie represented Aquiline Capital Partners in its acquisition of Xact Data Discovery, and the subsequent merger of Xact and Consilio.

Consilio, a global leader in eDiscovery, document review, risk management, and legal consulting services, and Xact Data Discovery (XDD), a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management, and managed review services, announced the closing of a merger transaction between the two companies. The combined company will operate as a global technology-enabled service provider and eDiscovery leader. Willkie represented Aquiline Capital Partners in its acquisition of Xact, and the subsequent merger of Xact and Consilio.

Together, Consilio and Xact Data Discovery will combine operations under the Consilio name and operate globally to support small, mid-size, and large clients. The company consists of over 4,000 employees and active review professionals serving clients from more than 70 global regions across 11 countries.

In connection with the merger, investment funds managed by Stone Point Capital and by Aquiline have committed to partner with management in the ownership of the combined company.

Consilio is a global leader in eDiscovery, document review, risk management, and legal consulting services. Through its Consilio Complete suite of capabilities, the company supports multinational law firms and corporations using innovative software, cost-effective managed services, and deep legal and regulatory industry expertise.

Xact Data Discovery (XDD) is a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management, and managed review services for law firms and corporations. XDD helps clients optimize their eDiscovery matters by orchestrating precision communication between people, processes, technology, and data.

Aquiline Capital Partners, founded in 2005, is a private investment firm based in New York and London investing in businesses across the financial services sector in financial technology, insurance, investment management, business services, credit, and healthcare. Stone Point is an investment firm based in Greenwich, CT.

The Willkie team was led by partners Jeffrey Poss and Manuel Miranda and included associate Thomas Sharkey.