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Empowering enterprise software companies advancing our world

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A Culture of Excellence

Vista's Engine is Human

Fueled by a desire to build a brighter tomorrow and united by the shared belief that we’re better together, the Vista team is the key to our continued success. Together, we strive for the exceptional and achieve the extraordinary.

$94BN+

Assets under management

585+

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 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 Anderson, President and CEO, Infoblox

Disclosures

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.

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

Our Global Ecosystem

2022 Vista CXO Summit

Vista’s annual CXO Summit brings together CEOs and their teams from across our portfolio. Creating meaningful connections and fostering culture and collaboration, this year’s Summit welcomed hundreds of leaders and afforded a chance to step away from the day-to-day and look collectively at the opportunities and challenges ahead.

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PEI Keynote Interview

Maintaining Discipline in Enterprise Software Investing

Vista Equity Partners' Robert F. Smith, Monti Saroya and Michael Fosnaugh speak about the resilience of the enterprise software industry in an interview with Private Equity International.

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Partnership Beyond Capital

Inc. 2022 Founder-Friendly Investors

Vista's Robert F. Smith and Pluralsight's Aaron Skonnard discuss how Vista partners with the founders of leading enterprise software companies to accelerate growth and achieve operational excellence. Read more about Vista's commitment to offering partnership beyond capital as the Firm celebrates its third consecutive recognition on Inc. Magazine's Founder-Friendly Investors list.

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Disclosures

The 2022 Inc. Top Founder-Friendly Investors list is an annual list that was presented 10/2022, which included a participation fee for consideration.

Investing in Enterprise Software

Invest Like the Best Podcast

Vista’s Founder, Chairman and CEO Robert F. Smith joined Invest Like the Best’s Patrick O’Shaughnessy to discuss Vista’s engineered approach to software investing. Learn more about Robert’s experience founding and leading the firm and the lessons he’s learned along the way.

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Market Insights

Navigating Economic Uncertainty

Today’s dynamic market environment is generating unique challenges and opportunities for enterprise software companies and their investors. Vista's Robert F. Smith, Michael Fosnaugh and Monti Saroya discuss the trends shaping the enterprise software landscape and to share strategic insights on software investing.

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The Power of the Vista Ecosystem

2022 First Half Update

Vista’s engineered approach to investing enables us to stay focused on our mission — to power innovation, accelerate growth and influence positive change. See our investment activity from the first half of 2022 and updates from across our global enterprise software ecosystem.

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