ZMC’s Acquisition of Simeio Solutions


Ropes & Gray LLP acted as legal advisor to Simeio. Sidley Austin LLP acted as legal advisor to ZMC.

Affiliates of private equity firm ZMC have acquired Simeio Solutions from Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (“WCAS”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 2007, Simeio is the leading provider of IAM solutions to enterprises, delivering its unique Identity-as-a-Service (“IDaaS”) solution through its proprietary Identity Orchestrator (“IO”) technology platform and its global, multi-site Identity Intelligence Center.

ZMC is a leading private equity firm comprised of experienced investors and executives that invest and manage a diverse group of media and communications enterprises. Founded in 2001, ZMC is currently investing out of ZMC III, L.P., which closed on $775 million in commitments.

The Ropes & Gray team that advised Simeio Solutions was led by private equity partner Christopher Rile (Picture; New York), finance partner Steve Rutkovsky (New York), benefits partner Alexandra Alperovich (New York), tax partner Leo Arnaboldi III (New York), privacy & data security partner Edward McNicholas (Washington, D.C.), labor & employment partner Megan Bisk (Boston) and senior private equity attorney Jennifer Gautier (New York).

William Blair & Company and Guggenheim Securities, LLC acted as financial advisors.

Involved fees earner: Alexandra Alperovich – Ropes & Gray; Leo Arnaboldi – Ropes & Gray; Megan Bisk – Ropes & Gray; Jennifer Gautier – Ropes & Gray; Edward McNicholas – Ropes & Gray; Christopher Rile – Ropes & Gray; Steven Rutkovsky – Ropes & Gray;

Law Firms: Ropes & Gray;

Clients: Simeio Solutions;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti