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Advancing the Digital Economy

Ecosystem of Opportunity

The Vista ecosystem is a collaborative network with a shared purpose and an eye on opportunity. Together, through shared experiences, collective expertise and continuous learning, Vista builds leading organizations that scale to advance our digital future. We believe the Vista network possesses an unparalleled infrastructure to unlock our full potential and accomplish what’s next, together.


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Private equity, permanent capital, credit and public equity

Engineering What's Next

Our network of companies represents one of the world's largest enterprise software companies comprised of industry leaders advancing our digital world.

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Transforming Ideas Into Actions

We blend unparalleled knowledge and financial discipline with an entrepreneurial spirit and engineering mindset based on over two decades of investing in enterprise software. See what sets Vista apart.

About Us

"We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, but we’re even more excited about where we’re headed. The future is bright, with spectacular possibilities to invest in and transform the digital economy."

Nadeem Syed, Senior Managing Director, Vista Equity Partners

"We invest in great companies with bright futures, and we equip and encourage them to reach their full potential."

René Yang Stewart, Senior Managing Director, Vista Equity Partners

"Vista focuses on accelerating and transforming businesses, specifically generating growth and helping our leadership team identify obstacles along the way."

Lisa Utzschneider, CEO, Integral Ad Science

"Many investment firms focus first and foremost on cutting costs and optimizing EBITDA. But Vista’s process-driven orientation is optimized to help companies accelerate growth."

Nick Mehta, CEO, Gainsight

"We all have the same goal: creating the best possible companies. The capabilities and knowledge Vista brings allow me to expand my knowledge, my horizon and how we look at our business."

Jesper Andersen, Former President and CEO, Infoblox


Endorsements presented herein are made by current or former employees of Vista portfolio companies, over which Vista may have the ability to exercise discretion on employee compensation, promotion and other employment decisions and may also be investors in Vista funds.

2024 CEO Summit

Insights from Vista's CEO Summit

We believe connecting CEOs and executives from across our companies and providing access to peers who have solved the same challenges are some of the greatest advantages we offer as an investor. Explore key takeaways from the 60+ CEOs who attended and how our enterprise software portfolio is thinking about generative artificial intelligence.

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CAIA: Educational Alpha Podcast

David Breach on Private Market Enterprise Software Investing

David Breach, President and COO of Vista Equity Partners, joined Bill Kelly, CEO of CAIA, on the Educational Alpha Podcast. They discussed the transformative nature of enterprise software investments, the implications of market shifts and the strategies for successful asset management.

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S&P Global: Fixed Income in 15 Podcast

Robert F. Smith on How To Build a Culture of Success

Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, joined Doug Peterson, CEO at S&P Global and host Joe Cass on the Fixed Income in 15 Podcast. Their discussion focused on how to build a culture of success in business, the evolution of GenAI and the growth of private markets.

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Pensions & Investments: Investment Insights

Tapping Into Enterprise Software Expertise in Private Credit

David Flannery, President and Senior Managing Director of Vista Credit Partners, speaks with Pensions & Investments in their Investment Insights newsletter about Vista's expertise in enterprise software and highly-disciplined approach on selecting the right opportunities.

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This article does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any interests in any security. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Private credit investments entail a high degree of risk and are not suitable for all investors. Statements contained in this Presentation (including those relating to current and future market conditions and trends in respect thereof) that are not historical facts are based on current expectations, estimates, projections, targets, opinions and/or beliefs of Vista.

Bain & Company

Dry Powder: The Private Equity Podcast With Robert F. Smith

Robert F. Smith discusses how Vista is defying the down market despite challenging conditions and how breakthroughs in generative AI are fueling technological advancement in a two-part conversation with Bain & Company's Hugh MacArthur.

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