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XMS Capital Partners Serves as Financial Advisor to Thoma Bravo-backed Riskonnect on its Aquisition of Marsh ClearSight

October 01, 2018

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, October 1, 2018 — XMS Capital Partners, LLC (“XMS”), a global, independent financial services firm focused on providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services, announced that it served as financial advisor to Thoma Bravo-backed Riskonnect on its acquisition of Marsh ClearSight.

Riskonnect, the leader in integrated risk management solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Marsh ClearSight LLC, a global leader in risk, safety, and claims software and services and a business unit of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions.

Upon completion of the transaction, Riskonnect will expand its offerings, providing customers a comprehensive, end-to-end technology suite to manage and control risk. The combination will create a single provider that will deliver more choices, deeper value and an expanded global footprint of more than 500 professionals serving over 900 customers.

“Today’s organizations face intensified and increasing risks from internal and external sources and need a visionary partner to help them tackle this challenge strategically and cost-effectively,” said Jim Wetekamp, CEO of Riskonnect. “As Riskonnect looks to deepen customer engagement and expand our value to our customers, acquiring Marsh ClearSight’s deep industry expertise, technology and global scale was a clear choice. Together, we’ll deliver a comprehensive, integrated risk management solution suite unmatched by any other vendor.”

On completion, Riskonnect will continue to serve customers of Marsh, ensuring they get both the best risk management advice and insurance solutions as well as access to state-of-the-art enterprise risk management software.

“By combining ClearSight with Riskonnect, clients will have access to a single provider for all of their integrated risk management software needs and can expect more frequent upgrades to keep pace with the evolving risk landscape,” said John Drzik, President, Global Risk & Digital, Marsh. “We believe this expanded and more integrated set of software solutions, together with Marsh’s market-leading capabilities in risk advisory and insurance placement, are a win-win for our clients.”

“This transaction creates a highly attractive global organization covering the full scope of integrated risk management that is able to serve the broadest range of industries in the market. We’re incredibly excited about Riskonnect’s opportunity to continue serving the evolving risk management needs of both current and future customers,” said Hudson Smith, a Partner at Thoma Bravo.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, established in 2006, is a global, independent financial services firm providing investment banking, asset management and merchant banking services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, London and Dublin.

XMS provides Involvement BankingTM, which goes beyond transaction oriented investment banking and focuses on delivering objective, value added advice and custom tailored solutions to help clients achieve their strategic goals. It consistently creates value for its clients by giving them access to comprehensive, independent M&A, strategic advisory, financial restructuring, capital structure advisory and private capital advisory expertise.

XMS Capital Partners, LLC is a FINRA member and SIPC member. XMS Capital Partners (UK) Limited is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. For more information, please visit

About Riskonnect

Riskonnect is the leading global integrated risk management solution provider that enables organizations to anticipate and manage strategic and operational risks across the extended enterprise. Its unique, holistic approach to integrated risk serves more than 300 companies across 3 continents. Riskonnect has operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia employing more than 250 risk management experts. To learn more, visit

About Thoma Bravo

Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors. With a series of funds representing more than $20 billion in capital commitments, Thoma Bravo partners with a company’s management team to implement operating best practices, invest in growth initiatives and make accretive acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue and earnings, with the goal of increasing the value of the business. Representative past and present portfolio companies include Datatel, Digital Insight, Entrust, SonicWall, SailPoint, Hyland Software, Deltek, Blue Coat Systems, Bomgar, Barracuda Networks, Compuware and SolarWinds. The firm has offices in San Francisco and Chicago. For more information, visit

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