Berkshire and GI Partners-backed Access buys Docu-Dépôt

Access has acquired Docu-Dépôt, a LaSalle, Québec-based document management, destruction and storage services company.

No financial terms were disclosed.

Established in 1991, Docu-Dépôt provides mobile secure shredding, remote document management software, and climate-control systems to businesses in Québec.

Access, a Woburn, Massachusetts-based records and information management solutions provider, said the deal expands its services to 58 Canadian markets.

Backed by U.S. private equity firms Berkshire Partners and GI Partners, Access acquired 10 companies in Canada last year. They include six businesses operating as Innovative Records Systems Corp.


Access Announces Acquisition of Docu-Depot: Expands Services in Montreal and Quebec City

Records and Information Management (RIM) Leader now serves 58 Canadian markets

WOBURN, Mass., March 20, 2019 – Access, the largest privately-held records and information management (RIM) services provider in the world, today announced the acquisition of Docu-Depot. Headquartered in Montreal, Docu-Depot has been a leading provider of document management, destruction and storage services since 1991, serving businesses in Montreal and Quebec City.

With the Docu-Depot acquisition, Access expands its services to 58 Canadian markets and now has four locations in Quebec City and Montreal. Access operates coast to coast in Canada, including in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, St. John and St. John’s.

In the last year, Access has acquired 10 companies in Canada covering nine provinces, and reaffirming the company’s commitment to offering Canadian clients a complete suite of information management solutions. Coupled with Access’ U.S. footprint, Access serves the information management needs of businesses of all sizes across all of North America.

“We see great opportunity with this acquisition of Docu-Depot, and we now have operations covering 70% of Canada’s population –offering high-quality, secure information governance solutions to businesses across the Canadian provinces,” said Rob Alston, Chief Executive Officer of Access. “This acquisition puts Access a step closer to realizing our mission of advancing how the world manages information with the very best service.”

Docu-Depot’s Executive Group notes that, “We see great synergy in joining the Access family, helping us support our clientele’s needs in Canada, with a more robust set of solutions and services. We grew Docu-Depot by offering the very best service and solutions, and Access is the perfect company for us to join as their brand stands for delivering excellent client service to all clients regardless of size. It’s a winning combination of national scale and personalized service.”

About Access
Access is the largest privately-held records and information management (RIM) services provider worldwide, with operations across the United States, Canada, Central and South America. Access provides transformative services, expertise, and technologies to make organizations more efficient and more compliant. Access helps companies manage and activate their critical business information through offsite storage and information governance services, scanning and digital transformation solutions, document management software including CartaHR, and secure destruction services. For more information on Access, please visit

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Lisa Hendrickson, LCH Communications/for Access