HaystackID Acquires Inspired Review & Envision Discovery

May 21, 2018

Knox Capital portfolio company, HaystackID announces two add-on acquisitions in an active start to 2018.


Chicago, IL – Knox Capital Holdings, LLC (“Knox Capital”), a private investment firm for middle-market, founder-and-family-owned companies, recently announced two add-on acquisitions for its portfolio company HAYSTACKID LLC (“Haystack”). The add-ons include Inspired Review, a managed review services company and Envision Discovery, an eDiscovery and managed services company. All three companies are now part of Haystack Holdings, a holding company formed by Knox Capital together with management and additional investors ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity and Maranon Capital.

Haystack is a leading international end-to-end eDiscovery and forensics services provider for businesses and their counsel. Founded in 2011, Haystack works with clients to collaboratively lower overall spend and minimize risk, all while improving efficiency. HaystackID and Envision Discovery will fully integrate and operate as HaystackID. Inspired Review will continue to operate as a separate business unit and serve partners and customers under the Inspired Review brand. With more than 25 years of combined experience serving law firms and legal departments, these companies have supported more than 500 of the world’s leading corporations and law firms, as well as numerous federal, state and local government agencies.

“We are pleased to be able to further support HaystackID in its growth as an alternative legal services provider,” highlighted Mike Bryant, Operating Advisor of Knox Capital. “We look forward to working with HaystackID Founder Kevin Glass as he transitions to an active board role and our team will continue supporting the HaystackID and Inspired Review teams with investments in the talent and tools our clients demand in this dynamic market.”

HaystackID was acquired by Knox Capital in October 2017, and joins a growing portfolio of middle market businesses including Stancor Inc., a leading manufacturer of electric submersible pumps and controls, and TRS Global, a North American leader in the repair and maintenance of stationary components for heavy industrial gas turbines. Knox Capital was founded on the belief that growing middle-market founder-and-family-owned companies need experienced, hands-on operating and capital resources supported by flexible investment horizons. The firm boasts an extensive executive and operating advisor network, and works with some of the largest family offices and endowments in the country to make tailored investments across a variety of industries.

About Knox Capital
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Founded in 2013, Knox Capital was created to provide capital and hands-on operating resources for founder and entrepreneur-owned middle market businesses. We operate under flexible investment horizons through private investors that are focused on the long-term. By utilizing our extensive executive and operating advisor network, Knox makes tailored investments across industries in partnership with owners and management. Knox Capital is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.