More consolidation in the e-discovery (EDD) market. 

Iron Mountain today announced it will acquire Stratify. Between acquisitions and start-ups, it’s hard to track exactly, but I think the number of free-standing review platforms is going down.

For reference, from my The Best Home for an E-Discovery Vendor (another acquisition) post in June 2006, here are some acquisitions that I’ve tracked, separated pre- and post that date:

June 2006 or earlier:
– Xerox acquired Amici Xerox press release
The Phillipine phone company acquired SPI Tech
Pitney Bowes acquired Ibis, and Compulit before that
Integron acquired Bowne’s EED services
Xiotech acquired Daticon
Epiq acquired nMatrix
FTI Consulting acquired Ringtail
Marsh & McLennan acquired Kroll
LexisNexis acquired Applied Discovery

Since June 2006:
7/25/06: LexisNexis announced yesterday (7/24/06) that it is acquiring DataFlight, maker of Concordance software. See the press release
8/1/06: Huron Consulting announces acquisition of Aaxis Technologies and of Nextra
9/27/06: Techbooks announces (9/18) acquisition of Whitmont Legal Technologies.
9/28/06: Thomson acquires LiveNote
10/6/06: Océ Business Services acquires CaseData (press release, PDF)
11/20/06: Kroll Ontrack acquires e-discovery software provider Engenium (press release, PDF)
3/1/07: Merrill Corporation Announces Acquisition of Lextranet
5/31/07: Anacomp acquires CaseLogistix
6/4/07: Syngence acuired by private investors
7/16/07: Autonomy and Zantaz merge July 3, 2007
10/31/07: Iron Mountain today announced it will acquire Stratify
12/9/07: Seagate Acquires MetaLINCS E-Discovery Software
1/14/08: Deloitte Acquires Barrasso Consulting
6/10/08: FTI Consulting, Inc. to Acquire Attenex Corporation
7/24/08: Interwoven to Acquire eDiscovery Innovator Discovery Mining, Inc.
8/29/08: Access Litigation acquired by Edmond Scientific Company per Washington Business Journal in Edmond Scientific buys Access Litigation