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Product lifecycle management provider Arena receives strategic growth investment from JMI Equity

Arena Solutions, a provider of cloud-based product lifecycle management solutions has received an investment from JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on investing in software companies. 

Arena describes itself as all-in-one product development platform that unites PLM, application lifecycle management, supply chain collaboration, and quality management systems.

Founded in 2000, Arena claims it 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.

Craig Livingston, CEO of Arena, says: “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.

“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 one of the most well known companies in software-as-a-service applications for the product development market, particularly in the technology, electronics, and life sciences verticals, where the increasing convergence of hardware and software components is said to be creating complex manufacturing processes.

Brian Hersman, General Partner at JMI, says: “Cloud-based software continues to revolutionize a wide range of industries, and Arena is at the forefront of this advancement.

“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 Hersman, general partner, and Suken Vakil, principal, will serve on Arena’s board of directors.

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