First Half Update: Read about how Vista has advanced its investment strategies and global ecosystem this year  View Now

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Innovation, Accelerated

Powering Solutions

The Vista portfolio remains committed to igniting collaborative solutions through technology and to leading the way towards a brighter future. Watch as portfolio leaders discuss the events of 2020 with an eye toward the future and show how the enterprise software market continues to evolve.

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Private equity transactions

4 Investment Strategies

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 two decades of investing in enterprise software. See what sets Vista apart.

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"A lot of private equity firms expect more from the companies they invest in — Vista also helps you do more."

Dean Hager, CEO, Jamf

"Vista Credit Partners is truly unique — their combination of operational expertise, financial savvy and strategic thinking sets them apart. From the onset, they displayed an elevated understanding of our business."

Benjamin Wayne, CEO & Founder, Callisto Media

"Vista shares with us a long-term view and focus on product innovation that will allow us to accelerate the expansion of our solutions to propel our clients forward."

John Johnston, CEO, Accelya

Investment Strategies

Strength Through Focus

We began in 2000 with a single private equity fund focused on enterprise software. Today, we remain singularly-focused on capturing the opportunities in this market.

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FIrst Half Update

Engineering What's Next

Learn more about how Vista’s investment strategies and our ecosystem around the world operated in the first half of 2021 and how our diverse experiences and backgrounds are helping us to engineer what’s next and power a better future – in our investments, our business decisions and our partnerships.

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Fireside chat with Khalida Ali, Director, Diversity and Inclusion

The Inherent Benefits of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Abundant research demonstrates that diverse teams lead to better investment outcomes and improved business performance. In this video series with Institutional Investor, Khalida Ali, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, shares how Vista’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) helps minimize risk and increase value for investors and portfolio companies alike.

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The Next Frontier

Software Investment and the Private Markets

The future is bright for the software sector, which has experienced outsized growth while driving enhanced business performance in our global economy. This Vista-authored whitepaper explores the enterprise software investment landscape, highlighting how software has grown to become one of the best performing sectors in private and public markets over the last two decades.

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Founder Philosophy

Unfettered Conversations With A and Z

On a recent episode of Unfettered Conversations With A and Z, Robert F. Smith, Vista's Founder, Chairman and CEO, joined Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, Co-Founders and General Partners at Andreessen Horowitz, to discuss Robert's career journey, his success in enterprise software and his philanthropic focus. Click below to listen to key insights on the technology industry, investment and building a business.

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Building DEI Programs

Conscious Inclusion

In a recent article in New Private Markets, Khalida Ali, Vista’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion, provides strategic advice on how private equity firms can reinforce diversity, equity and inclusion for employees. Click below to read about Vista’s approach to “Conscious Inclusion.”

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Addressing Technological Inequities

Accelerating Digital Inclusion

As our digital world progresses, technology is altering the fabric of how we live, work and create. As part of the World Economic Forum, Vista’s Founder, Chairman and CEO Robert F. Smith speaks with other leaders to discuss the advancement of digital inclusion in a post-COVID-19 world.

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Advancing Digital Opportunity

Robert F. Smith on the Rise of Digitization

A new blog post for the World Economic Forum by Vista’s Founder, Chairman and CEO Robert F. Smith discusses the rise of digitization during COVID-19 and the challenges it has presented for communities with limited technology access. Learn how the private sector is increasing access to broadband, devices and digital literacy to improve economic advancement.

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