First Advantage Acquires EvidentData, Inc.
October 10, 2006
First Advantage Corporation
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- First Advantage Corporation (Nasdaq: FADV)has acquired the assets of EvidentData, Inc., a company specializing in computer forensics and electronic discovery consulting headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. The transaction was completed to expand the West Coast presence of First Advantage's litigation support offering and enhance the company's current electronic discovery capabilities, both offered by First Advantage's Litigation Consulting Services unit.
EvidentData's team of investigators and information technology professionals includes former prosecutors and investigators from federal, state and local agencies, as well as degreed information technology professionals. The company, which also has offices in San Diego and Boston, has provided courtroom-ready evidence and expert testimony in hundreds of cases.
"In complex, multiparty litigation, the computer forensics experts are often first on the scene and are a trusted partner of law firms," said Peter Garza, president of EvidentData. "We look forward to continuing in this capacity and to providing our clients with access to First Advantage's related services, as well as the new opportunities that will accrue to us through the First Advantage sales force."
"As businesses increasingly rely on electronics to transmit large volumes of information, First Advantage will continue to invest in these critical services so that we are positioned as a key resource to cull evidence in support of the litigation and investigative needs of our clients worldwide," said John Long, chief executive officer of First Advantage. "The talent within EvidentData will further solidify the depth and quality of forensics expertise in our Investigative and Litigation Support Services segment."
First Advantage Corporation's Investigative and Litigation Support Services segment provides electronic discovery, computer forensics, corporate investigations and data recovery services through the Litigation Consulting Services unit, and corporate and insurance fraud investigations, surveillance and due diligence reporting through First Advantage Investigative Services.