ALY SIMONS

Aly Simons is a partner in Goodwin'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 assists VC funds and family offices with respect to their investing activities. While focusing on the tech sector, she has experience in a wide range of industries, including media, healthcare and consumer packaged goods. 

Ms. Simons has worked on many high profile deals in the technology M&A sector. Recently, her work on the TellApart sale to Twitter led to Goodwin’s recognition by Acquisition International as the “Best Technology-Focused Transactions Team.” While attending law school, she was special projects and business editor of the Villanova Environmental Law Journal.

Ms. Simons is the author of “Five Tips to Prepare You for Selling Your Company” (VentureBeat, 2015) and “Loopholes in Corporate Environmental Reporting and What is Being Done to Close Them: A Recent GAO Study Examines the Status of Environmental Reporting to the SEC and Suggests Improvements," 17 Vill. Envt'l L.J. 331 (2006).

Experience

Ms. Simons has advised on the following transactions:

  • Singapore Telecommunications Limited / Amobee in its pending acquisition of Turn, Inc. for $310 million
  • True&Co. in connection with its acquisition by PVH Corp for an undisclosed amount
  • Startup Compass in connection with its acquisition by Sage Software for an undisclosed amount
  • GoFundMe in connection with its acquisition of Crowdrise
  • Intelligize, Inc. in connection with its acquisition by LexisNexis for an undisclosed amount
  • Quad Analytix in connection with its acquisition of Wiser for an undisclosed amount
  • GoDaddy in connection with multiple acquisitions
  • LiveFyre in connection with its acquisition by Adobe for an undisclosed amount
  • Replay Technologies in connection with its acquisition by Intel for an undisclosed amount
  • MarketLive in connection with its acquisition by Vista Equity Partners for an undisclosed amount
  • Risesmart in connection with its acquisition by Randstad Holding for $100 million
  • Modest in connection with its acquisition by PayPal for an undisclosed amount
  • TellApart in connection with its acquisition by Twitter for approximately $533 million 
  • Tenere in connection with its acquisition of Mountain Molding for an undisclosed amount 
  • August Capital in connection with the sale of its portfolio company, Rocketmiles, to Priceline for an undisclosed amount 
  • Pentaho Corporation in connection with its acquisition by Hitachi Data Systems Corporation for an undisclosed amount 
  • Qualtrics, an online survey software company, 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 for undisclosed amounts 
  • 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 for an undisclosed amount
  • Multiple acquisitions, divestitures and investments for a large multi-national media conglomerate