Goodwin advised Partners Group, a global private markets investment manager, on its announced acquisition of IT support services provider, Systems Maintenance Services (SMS). The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Partners Group is a global private markets investment management firm with more than $55 billion in investment programs under management in private equity, private real estate, private infrastructure and private debt. The firm manages a broad range of customized portfolios for an international clientele of institutional investors.

Founded in 1981, U.S.-based SMS is headquartered in North Carolina, and provides IT infrastructure services to a client base of more than 3,000 businesses. SMS is a market leader in third-party maintenance services, which it offers in conjunction with its full suite of IT system support services.

Goodwin’s team was led by partner John LeClaire, and included associate Oreste Cipolla and assistance from partner Albert Solecki and associate Timothy Holahan (Employment); partner Natascha George and associate James Mattus; counsel Jacqueline Klosek and associate Jennifer Ford (Privacy + Cybersecurity); partner Joel Lehrer (IP); partner Richard Matheny and associate Jacob Osborn (Foreign Trade Regulation); partner Howard Cubell (Tax); partner James Matarese (Mergers + Acquisitions); and partner James Spence and associate Ananth Lakshman.

For more information on the transaction, please view the press release