OMERS Private Equity-backed Epiq buys H&A eDiscovery

Epiq has acquired H&A eDiscovery, a Toronto-based provider of electronic discovery litigation support.

Terms weren’t disclosed for the deal, which will see H&A begin operating under the Epiq brand.

Epiq, an Atlanta, Georgia-based provider of professional services and technology to the legal profession, said the acquisition adds to its solutions and expertise.

Epiq was acquired in 2016 by OMERS Private Equity and Harvest Partners for about US$1 billion. It was at the same time merged with OMERS-backed DTI.

Last year, Epiq bought Bruneau Group, an Ottawa-based settlement administrator.


Epiq Expands Canadian eDiscovery Solutions with Acquisition of H&A eDiscovery

NEW YORK and TORONTO – April 3, 2019 — Epiq, a global leader in the legal services industry, announced today that it has acquired H&A eDiscovery. H&A is a leading Canadian eDiscovery and litigation support firm that provides expertise and consulting across the EDRM from identification, collection, processing, hosting, filtering and project management.

“I’m pleased to welcome the H&A team to Epiq,” said Carla Swansburg, vice president and general manager, Epiq Canada. “H&A brings additional eDiscovery expertise to our Canadian business, and together, we have an unmatched bench of resources that are experts in eDiscovery.”

“I’m delighted that H&A is joining the Epiq family,” said Oleh Hrycko, president of H&A eDiscovery. “This is a tremendous opportunity for our employees and our clients. Leveraging the Epiq platform, we can offer clients a wider breadth of solutions and expertise, along with a global eDiscovery platform.”

“The Canadian legal market has experienced tremendous growth over recent years and is home to numerous global law firms,” said David Dobson, chief executive officer, Epiq. “Canadian firms also continue to expand globally; acquiring H&A demonstrates our investment and commitment to the growing Canadian legal market.”

Epiq offers a comprehensive suite of eDiscovery solutions in Canada and provides data breach response and information governance services and consulting. In July of 2018, Epiq further expanded local services and expertise with the acquisition of Bruneau Group, the premier Canadian settlement administrator.

H&A will immediately begin operating under the Epiq brand.

Advisors for the transaction for Epiq included Davies and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. M&A Advisors to H&A eDiscovery were Arbor Ridge Partners.

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

About H&A
H&A eDiscovery, a leading litigation support and e-discovery advisory firm, is a proven, fully-integrated eDiscovery solutions and services firm with unparalleled experience, in-house resources, and vision. They offer a breadth of services including high-volume collections, initial data assessments, processing, scanning, and web hosting.

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