Vista Equity Partners

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Vista Equity Partners
TypePrivate
IndustryPrivate Equity, Software
Founded2000
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California, USA
Number of locations3
Key peopleRobert F. Smith, Founder
Brian Sheth, Founder
Employees40+
Websitehttp://www.vistaequitypartners.com
 
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Vista Equity Partners
TypePrivate
IndustryPrivate Equity, Software
Founded2000
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California, USA
Number of locations3
Key peopleRobert F. Smith, Founder
Brian Sheth, Founder
Employees40+
Websitehttp://www.vistaequitypartners.com

Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investing in software and technology-enabled businesses.[1] The firm was founded in 2000[2] and has offices in Austin, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, and San Francisco, California. Vista Equity Partners currently holds approximately $7 billion in committed equity capital.[3] Vista Equity Partners is a low volume, high value-add firm that makes only a limited number of investments per year.[4]

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History

Vista Equity Partners was founded in 2000 by Robert F. Smith and Brian Sheth. Prior to co-founding Vista Equity, Smith was the co-Head of the Enterprise Systems and Storage sector for Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s investment banking division. Smith also served as the business unit manager for Goldman’s Mergers and Acquisitions group.[5] Brian Sheth also worked in Mergers and Acquisitions at Goldman, Sachs & Co. The two were later joined by Jamie Ford, also from Mergers and Acquisitions at Goldman, who serves as the firm's COO.[6]

In 2006, the company welcomed former Microsoft employee and protégé of CEO Steve Ballmer, Martin Taylor.[7] Taylor was brought on as an Operating Principal and President of Vista Consulting Group.[8]

Vista in currently invested in (15) software companies with over 10,000 employees worldwide. In aggregate, the Vista portfolio of companies is the world's 10th largest software company.<need reference>

Investments

Current Investments

Previous Investments

External links

References

  1. ^ "Vista Equity Partners". Crunchbase. http://www.crunchbase.com/company/vista-equity-partners. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "SumTotal Systems". http://www.sumtotalsystems.com/company/investors.html. 
  3. ^ "Vista Equity Partners Homepage". http://www.vistaequitypartners.com/home. 
  4. ^ "Companies". Vista Equity Partners. http://www.vistaequitypartners.com/?q=companies. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  5. ^ GAMING CORP "Robert Smith: Executive Profile". Businessweek. http://investing.businessweek.com/businessweek/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=775061&privcapId=775032&previousCapId=327880&previousTitle=BOYD GAMING CORP. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Vista Equity Partners Team". http://www.vistaequitypartners.com/?q=ourteam. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Dudley, Brier (2005-03-11). "Plugged in to Microsoft's biggest rival". Seattle Times. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2002237511_msftlinux11.html. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  8. ^ Lai, Eric (2007-11-07). "Microsoft Fires CIO for Violating Corporate Policies". PC World. http://www.pcworld.com/article/139388/microsoft_fires_cio_for_violating_corporate_policies.html. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Vista Affiliate's Buy of CDC". Law360. http://www.law360.com/southeast/articles/321344/vista-affiliate-s-250m-buy-of-cdc-software-gets-nod. Retrieved 21 March 2012.