Roman Simonov is a Managing Director and head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sector investments with SigulerGuff funds operating in the FSU. Prior to joining Siguler Guff in May 2010, Mr. Simonov was a Managing Director at Delta Private Equity Partners. Previously, he worked at Intel Capital (the world's largest corporate venture capital program, sponsored by the Intel Corporation) in Silicon Valley and later helped Intel to launch its operations in FSU. Mr. Simonov has over 15 years of investment experience in the U.S. and Ukraine, covering all aspects of the investment cycle from deal sourcing to cross-border transactions, portfolio management and exits. Recipient of Intel's several recognition awards for bringing Intel into Software Business in Russia (Moscow, St Petersburg, Novosibirsk) by acquiring of Elbrus/UniPro companies (650+ engineers) and by leading $80M investment in Nikon Corp. Other investments included $250M in Infineon (spin-out of Siemens, IPO. IFX.DE), Angstrom Systems (acquired by Applied Materials. Nasdaq: AMAT), New Edge Networks (acquired by Earthlink. Nasdaq: ELNK), Primavera (acquired by Oracle. Nasdaq: ORCL), WellMed (acquired by WebMD. Nasdaq: WBMD), Synacor (IPO, Nasdaq: SYNC), Crossbow Technology (acquired by Moog Inc. NYSE: MOG.A) as well sale of Delta Leasing to Siemens.
At SigulerGuff Roman makes investments and represents the funds in software and internet companies that cover both domestic and global markets, such as Parallels, Banki.ru, KupiVIP, RethinkDB, Viagogo and Slice Technologies, the big data analytics company (exited to Rakuten in August 2014). Born in Kharkiv, Mr. Simonov graduated from the Moscow Civil Engineering University and holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.
Siguler Guff is a U.S.-based private equity investment firm with over $10 billion of assets under management. Founded in 1991, Siguler Guff manages several direct investment private equity funds, growth venture capital funds and multi-manager funds. The Firm invests in funds and high growth companies in all the BRIC countries, Turkey and Ukraine. Siguler Guff opened its office in Kiev in 2005 and operates there under the name Ukraine Partners. The Firm’s three largest investments in Ukraine - EPAM (NYSE: EPAM), GlobalLogic, IntoSana amount to nearly $100 million in aggregate.
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