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Arena Solutions Receives Strategic Growth Investment from JMI Equity

Founded in 2000, Arena invented cloud-based PLM and today provides an all-in-one product development platform that unites PLM, ALM, supply chain collaboration, and QMS for the design and manufacture of complex electronics. Its solution creates a collaborative development-to-production workflow tied to the product record that connects electrical, mechanical, and software engineers, allowing them to work seamlessly with product development, quality, and manufacturing teams. Arena’s platform is the system of record for streamlining these processes, delivering value to customers by helping improve product quality, reduce costs, and accelerate time to market. With users in over 125 countries, Arena has approximately 1,000 customers today, including Intuit, Citrix Systems, Nutanix, GoPro, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and eBay.

“We’re pleased to receive this investment from JMI and now have access to their expertise and industry network, which we believe will be critical to our continued growth and expansion,” said Craig Livingston, Chief Executive Officer of Arena. “This is the right time for our business to take its next step as we are in the midst of a sustained customer expansion and evolution of our industry-leading product platform. We’re excited to be working with the JMI team as their perspective and passion for our business are closely aligned with our own.”

Arena is a leader in SaaS applications for the product development market, particularly in the technology, electronics, and life sciences verticals, where the increasing convergence of hardware and software components creates complex manufacturing processes.

“Cloud-based software continues to revolutionize a wide range of industries, and Arena is at the forefront of this advancement,” said Brian Hersman, General Partner at JMI. “We’ve been following Arena for some time and have been impressed with its ability to innovate and continuously improve its ground-breaking software. We’re very excited to begin working with Craig and his team to assist them as they continue to deliver exceptional value to customers and their end-markets.”

JMI’s Mr. Hersman, General Partner, and Suken Vakil, Principal, will serve on Arena’s Board of Directors.

About Arena

Arena helps innovative electronic high tech and medical device companies create products that change the world. The Arena product realization platform unifies product lifecycle (PLM), quality (QMS), and requirements management, allowing every participant throughout the product design and manufacturing process to work together. With Arena, teams accelerate product development and delivery to increase profits. For more information, visit

About JMI Equity

JMI Equity is a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies. Founded in 1992, JMI has invested in over 130 businesses in its target markets, successfully completed over 85 exits, and raised more than $3.0 billion of committed capital. JMI partners with exceptional management teams to help build their companies into industry leaders. For more information, visit

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JMI Equity

Christina Toh-Pantin and William Braun
Abernathy MacGregor
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