September 2017Access and Berkshire Partners Announce Strategic Partnership with GI Partners

Investment to Help Accelerate Digital Offerings, Enhance Service Delivery, and Continue to Drive Expansion of Access’ Global Footprint

LIVERMORE, CA, September 28, 2017 – Access, the largest privately held records and information management (RIM) services provider in the United States, announced today that it has received a strategic investment from GI Partners, a leading private investment firm. Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based investment firm, acquired Access in October 2014 and will remain a significant investor in the company.

Founded in 2004, Access offers a wide range of services and solutions that are tailored to meet the needs of local and international businesses, driving cost savings and ensuring compliance in today’s rapidly changing regulatory environment. Access serves small-to-medium businesses, as well as large enterprise clients, primarily in the U.S. and in Latin America with operations in more than 70 markets across six countries. The company’s offerings include secure storage, destruction, digital conversion, and other services for physical records and digital media, as well as a cloud-based SaaS platform for automating document workflows to increase efficiency and lower client’s risk profiles.

Rob Alston, Chief Executive Officer of Access, said, “Our clients trust Access for secure information management solutions.  By expanding our partnership to include GI Partners, we gain access to additional resources to enhance our service offerings.” John Chendo, Access Co-Founder and President added, “We welcome GI as an investor and are eager to begin collaborating with their team as we build upon our momentum to grow our global footprint.”

“The Access team has driven remarkable growth and successfully positioned Access as a leader in the records and information management industry,” said EJ Whelan, a Managing Director at Berkshire Partners. “We look forward to working with GI to continue supporting the efforts of this talented team.”  

Hoon Cho, Managing Director at GI Partners said, “We have known Rob, John, and Berkshire for many years and are excited to begin this partnership with Access and Berkshire that will support the company’s impressive growth and accelerate its ongoing success as a global RIM leader. We are very impressed by the strong customer focus and remarkable results already generated by the Access and Berkshire teams. We look forward to committing GI’s resources to further enhancing Access’ leadership in information management.”


Source: PR Newswire
Title: Access and Berkshire Partners Announce Strategic Partnership with GI Partners Date Published: September 28, 2017
Date Accessed: September 28, 2017

Company Details

  • Livermore,
  • Year Invested2014
  • IndustryServices & Industrials
  • TypesManagement Recapitalization

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