acquisition of Archive Systems, Inc.

Technology & Services
acquisition of Archive Systems, Inc.


Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to Access Information Holdings, Inc. on this transaction.


Access Information Holdings, Inc. (“Access”), a portfolio company of Berkshire Partners, LLC. (“Berkshire”), recently announced it has acquired Archive Systems, Inc. (“Archive Systems” or the “Company”) from Archive Systems shareholders, including The Carlyle Group and Edison Partners.

Archive Systems delivers unified document management solutions that provide a bridge between paper and digital records storage and control. Services include cloud solutions for human resources document management as well as many other document-centric business processes, nationwide off-site physical records storage and services. By uniquely managing all stages of the record lifecycle, Archive Systems is changing the way the world manages documents. Archive Systems is headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey.

Access is the largest privately-held records and information management services provider in the United States. A trusted partner to clients spanning multiple industries and markets throughout the country, Access' complete suite of services includes records storage and document management in both hardcopy and digital formats, data protection (electronic computer media), secure destruction, digital document conversion and breach reporting services. The valuable business services Access provides allow clients to focus on their core businesses while reducing the costs and risks associated with document retention, management, convenient access, and final disposition. Access is headquartered in Livermore, California.

Berkshire has invested in over 110 middle market companies since 1986 through eight private equity funds with aggregate capital commitments of over $11 billion and is currently investing from Berkshire Fund VIII, a $4.5 billion fund raised in 2011. Berkshire has developed specific industry experience in several areas including consumer products and retail, business services, industrials, communications and transportation. Berkshire has a strong history of partnering with management teams to grow the companies in which it invests with the goal of consistently achieving superior investment returns. Berkshire is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Chris Hildreth +1 (312) 609-4937
Jordan Klein +1 (312) 609-4978
Brian McDonagh +1 (704) 553-6611
Les Cheek +1 (617) 426-5789
Jonathan Harrison +44 (207) 667-8414
Technology & Services
acquisition of Archive Systems, Inc.
December 2015
Access Information Holdings, Inc.
Technology & Services
Target Geography
North America
Acquiror Geography
North America