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Investors, Technologists, Operators, Entrepreneurs

Empowering enterprise software companies advancing our world

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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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$77BN+

Assets under management

530+

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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Our DNA

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.

About Us

"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.

Our Strategies

The Transformative Power of Tech Investing

Buyouts Keynote Interview

Vista’s Robert F. Smith, Rene Stewart and Rachel Arnold discuss what differentiates Vista from the crowded tech investor space, the power of enterprise software and how the Endeavor Fund leverages our unique value creation strategies to enable sustainable growth for Vista companies.

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Engineering What’s Next

Money Maze Podcast

On a recent episode of The Money Maze podcast, Robert F. Smith, Vista’s Founder, Chairman and CEO, joined Simon Brewer to discuss Robert’s career journey, passion for enterprise software and philanthropic focus. Learn more about private equity and public investment strategies and how digitization propels company growth.

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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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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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