Daily News: March 29, 2012

Simpson Thacher Represents Lenders in Quest Software Acquisition

Simpson Thacher is representing J.P. Morgan Securities, RBC Capital Markets and Barclays Capital as lead arrangers for the financing of the acquisition by a group of investors, including Vincent Smith and Insight Venture Management, , of Quest Software Inc. The financing will consist of an $820 million term loan and a $75 million revolving credit facility and $300 million from the issuance of senior unsecured notes.

Quest Software provides simple and innovative IT management solutions that enable more than 100,000 global customers to save time and money across physical and virtual environments. Quest Software products solve complex IT challenges ranging from database management, data protection, identity and access management, monitoring, user workspace management to Windows management.

The Simpson Thacher team included Patrick Ryan, Jessica Tuchinsky, Jackie Kahng and Sheri Nentin (Credit); Lesley Peng, Daniel Bae, Matthew Reichstein (Capital Markets and Securities); J.S. Dyer (Labor); Drew Purcell, Jodi Sackel (Tax); Mindy Lok (IP); and David Rubinsky (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits).