Aly Simons is a partner in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its M&A/Corporate Governance and Technology Companies groups. Ms. Simons is also a member of the firm's Impact and Responsible Investing practice. Ms. Simons joined Goodwin in 2014.

Ms. Simons coaches boards and executives through successful M&A exits and helps companies grow their businesses and realize value through acquisition. She works with and advises companies in all stages of growth. She also has experience advising venture funds and growth equity funds in a variety of investment transactions including structuring and executing secondary sales and other private liquidity programs. While focusing on the tech sector, she has experience in a wide range of industries, including media, healthcare and consumer packaged goods.

Ms. Simons is also a member of Goodwin’s PropTech Initiative focused on supporting the intersection of Real Estate and Technology through thoughtful collaboration across the two practice areas.

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Ms. Simons has advised on the following transactions:

  • Acquia in connection with its acquisition by Vista Equity Partners
  • Opex Analytics in connection with its acquisition by Llamasoft
  • Kixeye in connection with its acquisition by Stillfront Group for up to $120 million
  • Exabeam in connection with its acquisition of Skyformation
  • Webroot in connection with its acquisition by Carbonite for $618.5 million
  • Qualtrics in connection with its acquisition by SAP for $8 billion
  • Okta in connection with its acquisition of Azuqua for $52.5 million and its acquisition of ScaleFT
  • Wiser (fka Quad Analytix) in connection with its acquisition of Wiser and Mobee
  • Bain Capital in connection with the sale of its portfolio company, Frame, to Nutanix
  • Singapore Telecommunications Limited / Amobee with their acquisitions of certain assets of Videology for $117 million and Turn for $310 million
  • Eventbrite in connection with its acquisitions of Picatic and Ticketea
  • Smyte in connection with its acquisition by Twitter
  • An investor consortium led by Bain Capital, in connection with sale of their portfolio company, evident.io to Palo Alto Networks for $300 million
  • Qualtrics in connection with its acquisition of Delighted
  • GoFundMe in connection with its acquisitions of Crowdrise and YouCaring
  • WePay in connection with its acquisition by Chase
  • Franklin Templeton Investments with its acquisition of Random Forest Capital
  • Sencha in connection with its acquisition by Idera
  • Trooly in connection with its acquisition by AirBnb
  • True&Co. in connection with its acquisition by PVH Corp
  • Startup Compass in connection with its acquisition by Sage Software
  • Intelligize, Inc. in connection with its acquisition by LexisNexis
  • GoDaddy in connection with multiple acquisitions
  • LiveFyre in connection with its acquisition by Adobe
  • Replay Technologies in connection with its acquisition by Intel
  • MarketLive in connection with its acquisition by Vista Equity Partners
  • Risesmart in connection with its acquisition by Randstad Holding for $100 million
  • Modest in connection with its acquisition by PayPal
  • TellApart in connection with its acquisition by Twitter for approximately $533 million
  • Tenere in connection with its acquisition of Mountain Molding 
  • August Capital in connection with the sale of its portfolio company, Rocketmiles, to Priceline
  • Pentaho Corporation in connection with its acquisition by Hitachi Data Systems Corporation
  • Qualtrics in connection with its $150 million financing
  • An investor consortium comprised of August Capital, Canaan Partner and Foundation Capital, who together own a substantial majority of the equity in Ebates, in connection with the sale of Ebates to Rakuten for $1 billion
  • Location Labs in connection with its acquisition by AVG Technologies for cash and contingent consideration of up to $220 million
  • Citrus Lane in connection with its acquisition by Care.com for cash, equity and contingent consideration of up to $48.6 million
  • Hortonworks in connection with its acquisitions of XA Secure and SequenceIQ
  • Khosla Ventures in connection with the sale of its portfolio companies, Virdia, to Stora Enso for cash and contingent consideration of up to $62 million, and Timeful, to Google 
  • Multiple acquisitions, divestitures and investments for a large multi-national media conglomerate
  • Other recent clients include Mass Appeal, Corvana, Kairos Aerospace, DCM Ventures, Founders Circle Capital, White Owl Capital Partners, Inirv, Lit Motors and Foresite
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Ms. Simons serves as the Co-Chair of the San Francisco chapter of Goodwin’s women’s initiative, Women@Goodwin. Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Simons was an associate in the New York and San Francisco offices of Hogan Lovells US LLP.

Recognition

Ms. Simons has worked on many high profile deals in the technology M&A sector. She has recently been recognized in the Daily Journal’s 2019 40 Under 40 list and in the Thought Leadership category of Corporate Counsel’s 2019 Women, Influence & Power in Law awards. She was also selected as a winner of The M&A Advisor’s 9th Annual Emerging Leaders Award. In addition, her work on the TellApart sale to Twitter led to Goodwin’s recognition by Acquisition International as the “Best Technology-Focused Transactions Team.”

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J.D., 2006
Villanova University School of Law
(magna cum laude, Order of the Coif)
B.A., 2001
Johns Hopkins University

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