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Exterro, Inc. is a privately-held legal technology solutions company based in Beaverton, Oregon.[1] It provides e-discovery and information governance software with the goal of reducing client costs in the compliance and litigation spaces. As of January 2021, Exterro has received more than US$100 million in investments, primarily from Leeds Equity Partners in May 2018.[2]


Exterro provides services in the e-discovery, privacy, and risk management spaces.[3]

E-discovery services include Legal Hold, Legal Project Management, and Early Case Assessment Processing.[4] Privacy offerings include Data Inventory, Data Subject Access Request, Vendor Risk Profiling, and Consent Management. Risk Management technologies include Data Source Discovery, Incident and Breach Management, and Employee Change Monitor.[5][6]

Combined, these offerings comprise a unified legal governance, risk management, and compliance software platform.[7][8]


Exterro was founded in 2004 by Bobby Balachandran.[9] He previously served as a consultant for financial institutions and founded Exterro as an e-discovery solutions provider, providing electronic solutions relevant to the discovery process in lawsuits.[10] Balachandran is of Indian origin and studied at Oregon State University.[11]

In May 2018, Exterro received an investment of more than US$100 million from Leeds Equity Partners, a New York private equity firm, at an undisclosed valuation.[12]

In December 2020, Exterro acquired AccessData, an e-discovery and digital forensics solutions company based in Utah, in a deal worth more than US$100 million.[13] After acquiring AccessData, Exterro employed 500 people across Oregon, Utah, Europe, and Asia and had more than 3,000 clients.[9][14]

As of December 2020, Exterro CEO Bobby Balachandran was considering taking the company public in an IPO that could materialize as early as 2021.[15]


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