Bain Dry Powder: The Private Equity Podcast With Vista’s Robert F. Smith. PART 1 PART 2

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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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Empowering Enterprise Software Founders

Inc. 2023 Founder-Friendly Investors

Vista celebrates the Firm and Vista Credit Partners being named to Inc.'s Founder Friendly Investors list. This marks the fourth consecutive recognition for Vista in the private equity category while Vista Credit Partners takes honors in the lender category’s inaugural year.

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The 2023 Inc. Founder-Friendly Investors list is an annual recognition that was announced on October 31, 2023, which included a participation fee for consideration.

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Advancing Our Digital Future

As technology evolves at warp speed, we must equip developers with the tools and training to innovate responsibly. Through collaborative partnership, global networking events and cutting-edge research, Vista is empowering the companies and developers in our ecosystem to do more while doing good.


Buyouts Keynote Interview

Maintaining Exit Momentum in an Uncertain Tech Market

Vista's Founder, Chairman and CEO Robert F. Smith speaks to Buyouts on how long-term value creation will be crucial to overcoming exit challenges within the tech sector.

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A Capital Allocators Podcast

Investment Management Operations

Lauren Dillard discusses her early career and her journey to Vista with Capital Allocators’ Ted Seides. Listen to their conversation about the dynamics of being an executive in investment management, operational flexibility and the importance of a growth mindset.

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