Smart Data Solutions, a Parthenon Capital-backed data management, claim routing and workflow services company, has purchased JMS and Associates, a provider of outsourced services to third-party administrators and other healthcare organizations.

JMS offers outsourcing services using automation and technology-based business processes to healthcare companies across the U.S. JMS’s services include data capture, claims adjudication and plan-building services, supported by a client-focused service delivery model. The deal brings new clients and capabilities that look to broaden the set of services SDS is able to offer to existing and future customers. Chuck Agrusa, CEO, and Daniel Feng, president, as well as the rest of the JMS team, will join SDS.

“SDS is focused on driving sustainable digital transformation for our clients, bringing tangible value through our tech-driven set of solutions,” comments Shashi Yadiki, CEO of SDS. “The addition of JMS brings a complementary set of high-impact services that can be leveraged to improve a payer’s operational agility and thrive in today’s dynamic health benefits market.”

Kirkland & Ellis served as legal counsel to SDS. Kerr Russell served as legal counsel to JMS.