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      Access Enters Salt Lake City Market

      Dec 03, 2013

      Company expands Western Regional Operations by acquiring File Center, Inc.

      Livermore, CA, December 3, 2013 – Rob Alston, CEO of Access, has announced that the company finalized the acquisition of File Center, Inc. located in Salt Lake City, on November 11, 2013. This represents the company’s 59th acquisition since its founding, the expansion of its Western Regional Operations and its entrance into the state of Utah. 

      File Center, a key player in the records and information management industry locally, was previously owned by Scott Whittaker and Gene Lee. Scott has been running the business and will stay on to head up the new Access Salt Lake City branch. Scott’s team will continue on as part of the Access Family as well. 

      “We are excited about now being in Salt Lake City and look forward to much success with Scott Whittaker continuing in his leadership role there,” explained Access President John Chendo. “We welcome our newest clients from File Center and are committed to providing each with Access’ signature ‘very best’ service.” 

      As the largest privately held records and information management services provider in the United States – and the third largest provider in the industry – Access now serves 30 markets across the nation and in Latin America. 

      About Access (

      Access is the largest privately held records and information management (RIM) 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 management, data protection (electronic computer media), secure destruction, and digital formatting 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 and final disposition.  Access is backed by growth equity investor Summit Partners.

      About Summit Partners (
      Summit Partners is a growth equity firm that invests in rapidly growing companies.  Founded in 1984, Summit has raised nearly $15 billion in capital and provides equity and credit for growth, recapitalizations, and management buyouts. Summit has invested in more than 365 companies globally in technology, healthcare and other growth industries. These companies have completed more than 130 public offerings, and more than 135 have been acquired through strategic mergers and sales. Summit Partners has offices in Boston, Palo Alto, London and Mumbai. Summit’s notable business services investments include Bartlett Holdings, Central Security Group, EMED Co. and LiveOffice Holdings. 

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