Spire Capital Partners Invests in Lighthouse eDiscovery

Spire Capital’s 4th investment in Fund III will support Lighthouse’s continued expansion to the East Coast and Europe.


NEW YORK (Feb. 12, 2015) – Spire Capital, a lower middle market private equity firm specializing in investments in the business services, information services, education, media and communications sectors, today announced its investment in Lighthouse eDiscovery (“Lighthouse” or the “Company”), a leading provider of technology-enabled eDiscovery services.  This marks the fourth investment in Spire’s third fund. 

Headquartered in Seattle, WA, Lighthouse has a strong track record of servicing the eDiscovery needs of large, blue-chip corporate clients.  Lighthouse will use Spire’s financial investment to build out an East Coast operations center and geographically-redundant data center, and to expand into Europe.  “With Spire Capital’s assistance, Lighthouse plans to expand to new sectors that will allow us to reach an entirely new customer base and achieve a global reach,” said Brian McManus, CEO, Lighthouse eDiscovery. “This advancement will provide Lighthouse with the opportunity to establish new markets, expand upon our current set of services and build our brand globally.”

Andy Armstrong, one of Spire’s co-founders, will be Chairman of Lighthouse’s Board of Directors, and Sean White, Partner at Spire Capital, will also join Lighthouse’s Board. The combined addition to the Board will support the company’s expansion goals and competitive positioning in eDiscovery services and consulting.

“As we surveyed the market, Lighthouse emerged as a leader and innovator in the eDiscovery field, helping its corporate clients efficiently manage the eDiscovery process with its unique applications and services, and also control downstream review costs with managed review firms and outside counsel,” said Andy Armstrong, co-founder of Spire Capital. “We are aware that the eDiscovery industry is rapidly changing, particularly in the US and Europe, and we look forward to working with Brian and his management team as they continue to lead change in this industry.”

About Lighthouse eDiscovery

Lighthouse eDiscovery guides clients through every aspect of eDiscovery, from the simplest projects to the most complex, risky matters. Lighthouse’s experienced, dedicated client teams deliver with high velocity, unparalleled quality, and a pragmatic focus on lowering overall eDiscovery costs.  Lighthouse develops highly innovative applications built on leading third-party technology, making it more effective and easier to use, and we custom-engineer solutions to specific client requirements. The Company’s client-aligned approach has facilitated long-term relationships with many of the world’s leading corporations and top law firms who rely on Lighthouse to meet all of their eDiscovery needs. For more information, visit www.lhediscovery.com.

About Spire Capital

Spire Capital (https://www.spirecapital.com/) is an active and experienced private equity firm with an investment focus in small market companies within the business services, information services, education, media and communications sectors. Spire Capital was founded on the principle of partnering with management teams and founders to help effectuate the next stage of growth for their companies. Spire professionals have a broad array of past offerings, investing and advisory experiences to work alongside our portfolio companies to facilitate growth, guide strategic direction and enable them in reaching their business goals.  Spire Capital is a New York-based investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Market conditions can vary widely over time and past performance does not guarantee future results.

Spire Capital Disclosure: Spire Capital is a New York based investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Act of 1940. Market conditions can vary over time and past fund performance does not guarantee future fund results.