OMERS Private Equity-backed Epiq acquires Bruneau Group


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Epiq, a U.S. provider of professional services and technology to the legal profession, has acquired Bruneau Group Inc, an Ottawa-based settlement administration services company.

No financial terms were disclosed. Epiq said the deal will expand its global reach along with its settlement administration capabilities in Canada.

Bruneau Group was founded in 2003 by President Laura Bruneau.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Epiq was acquired in 2016 by OMERS Private Equity and Harvest Partners for about US$1 billion. Epiq was at the same time merged with U.S. legal processing outsourcing company DTI, backed by OMERS since 2014.

PRESS RELEASE

Epiq Acquires Settlement Administration BusinessBruneau Group Acquisition Expands Solutions Offered in Canada

ATLANTA and OTTAWA, July 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Epiq, a global leader in the legal services industry, today announced that it has acquired Bruneau Group, Inc. and is expanding its presence in the Canadian settlement administration market. The acquisition will allow both Bruneau Group and Epiq to further serve clients in Canada through enhanced local services and expertise.

“Epiq has served the Canadian market with eDiscovery solutions since 2013 and we are thrilled to expand our settlement administration capabilities in Canada,” said Bob Hopen, president, Epiq. “This acquisition supports our strategy of selectively expanding our global reach in the class action, mass tort, and data breach space while offering our clients a more robust range of services, capabilities, and expertise. We have admired the success and scope of the matters the Bruneau Group has supported over the years and we are very excited to have Laura Bruneau join the Epiq team.”

“Bruneau Group has proudly operated for 15 years always offering pan-Canadian services and understanding; and now combined with Epiq, we have bolstered our capacity and can offer our clients a broader spectrum of solutions across Canada,” said Laura Bruneau, president, Bruneau Group. “We are excited to become part of Epiq and look forward to the combined company’s continued growth.”

Clients of both organizations now have immediate access to the deeper and broader range of best-in-class legal services Epiq provides both within Canada and on a global scale. At the same time, the acquisition will give Bruneau Group an accelerated innovation strategy within Canada and a broadened capacity to take on projects of any size and scope.

As a result of the transaction, the Bruneau Group will rebrand as Epiq during the fourth quarter of 2018.

About Bruneau Group
Bruneau Group is a prominent bilingual Canadian settlement administrator drawing from expertise in law, claim administration, financial management, and information technology to deliver innovative class action settlement administration services – earning the confidence of the courts, legal counsel, and the claimants alike. Led by professionals, Bruneau Group offers bilingual, client-focused settlement administration services large and small, no matter how complex. Core services include settlement administration, legal noticing, expert advisory, and claims auditing. To learn more about Bruneau Group’s innovative class action settlement administration services, visit www.bruneaugroup.com.

About Epiq
Epiq, a global leader in the legal services industry, takes on large-scale, increasingly complex tasks for corporate counsel, law firms, and business professionals with efficiency, clarity, and confidence. Clients rely on Epiq to streamline the administration of business operations, class action and mass tort, court reporting, eDiscovery, regulatory, compliance, restructuring, and bankruptcy matters. Epiq subject-matter experts and technologies create efficiency through expertise and deliver confidence to high-performing clients around the world. Learn more at www.epiqglobal.com.

Contact
Jill Brown
Epiq
+1 (713) 933-2905
[email protected]

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