DTI Enters Into an Agreement to Purchase Merrill Corporation's Legal Solutions Business

Deal Includes eDiscovery, Deposition and Court Reporting and Facilities Management Services

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2015) - DTI, a global legal process outsourcing (LPO) company providing eDiscovery, managed services and litigation support, announced today its intent to purchase Merrill Corporation's Legal Solutions business, a provider of litigation support and information management solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments.

The acquisition of Merrill Corporation's Legal Solutions group substantially expands the ability of DTI to support clients on a global basis with added legal service operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia.

"Not only will this transaction be the largest in our company's history, it will provide DTI clients with significant expansive global reach and new service offerings," said John Davenport Jr., chief executive officer and founder of DTI.

Merrill employees within the Legal Solutions group and some support services employees will also transition to DTI as a part of the acquisition.

"We view this as a smart strategic move for both companies," said Rusty Wiley, chief executive officer of Merrill Corporation. "This will allow us to step up investment in our core businesses and technology platforms and ensure our Legal Solutions clients continue to receive an exceptional service experience." 

The transaction is anticipated to close during the second fiscal quarter.

Terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

About Merrill Corporation
Founded in 1968 and headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., Merrill Corporation (www.merrillcorp.com) leverages technology and expertise to help our clients share confidential content within their business ecosystem more effectively, address the quickly changing regulatory disclosure environment, and deliver customized communications in regulated industries.  Our highly secure content sharing platforms and deep industry domain expertise help our clients accelerate capital markets transactions, reduce the complexity and cost of regulatory filings, and turn compliance communications into growth engines in regulated industries.  Merrill serves the banking, capital markets, insurance, legal, healthcare, energy, and other corporate markets worldwide.  With more than 5,000 people in 40 domestic and 22 international locations, Merrill empowers the communications of the world's leading companies and the professionals who support them.

About DTI
DTI is a legal process outsourcing (LPO) company serving law firms and corporations around the globe. DTI helps its clients accelerate the changes they must make to remain competitive. DTI is a preeminent leader in the management of information and processes. The company manages risks and minimizes costs associated with complex litigation and compliance functions. Its extensive experience in eDiscovery, managed services and litigation support is unmatched in the industry. To learn more about DTI's global footprint, flexibility, capacity and world-class project management, visit www.DTIglobal.com.

Contact Information:

DTI Contact
Jill Brown


Merrill Contact
Nancy Moeller