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Market-Leading Investment Firm

With over $94 billion in assets under management and over 20 years of investing exclusively in enterprise software, we believe the transformative power of technology is the key to an even better future — a healthier planet, a smarter economy, a diverse and inclusive community, and a broader path to prosperity.

The Vista Advantage

People

We are technologists and engineers at our core, translating ideas into actions.

Ecosystem

Our operations, growth and technology strategies are personalized through thoughtful exchange across our network.

Expertise

We know enterprise software and have the track record in investing, operations, growth and innovation to prove it.

Guiding Principles

Excellence

Focused and experienced, we know what we know, and we do it well.

Evolution

Never stagnant, we evolve, advance and educate to ensure ongoing improvement for ourselves, our strategies and our companies.

Empowerment

We encourage people to push boundaries, leading them on the path to even greater success.

"Vista is powered by our people and commitment to excellence. We have invested in hiring, retaining and developing the best and the brightest across the industry which has been fundamental to our success."

Christina Lema, Managing Director, Vista Equity Partners

"We’re able to take on new and exciting challenges because we’ve invested in our team. We hire great people, invest in their development and put them in positions to quickly build experience. That’s a powerful advantage."

Patrick Severson, Senior Managing Director, Vista Equity Partners

"Vista pioneered late-stage software buyouts, and we have been and continue to be successful because of our ability to grow, adapt and evolve – we’ve stayed ahead on developments in the software market since day one."

Greg Myers, Senior Managing Director, Vista Equity Partners

The History of Vista

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2000

Vista founded

Opens San Francisco office

2008

Chicago office opens

First Institutional Fund, Flagship Fund III closes

2009

Introduces Vista Foundation Fund

2010

Launches Vista Consulting Group

Foundation Fund I closes at $400MM

2011

HQ moves to Austin

Berkery Noyes identifies firm as the most active financial investor in the software industry

2012

Expands global footprint with first international investment (Misys)

Flagship Fund IV closes at $3.5BN

2013

Introduces credit strategy, Vista Credit Partners

Foundation Fund II closes at $1.1BN

Preqin acknowledges firm as a consistent performer in private equity

2014

Introduces public equity strategy, Vista Public Strategies

Reaches $14BN capital commitments

Flagship Fund V closes at $6BN

2015

Establishment of Girls Who Invest partnership focusing on inspiring and supporting young women to become tomorrow's leading investors

2016

Oakland office opens

Foundation Fund III closes at $3.0BN

PitchBook identifies Vista as top PE investor in SaaS over last 5 years

2017

Hits $31BN capital commitments

Establishes Vista Endeavor Fund

Introduces permanent capital strategy, Vista Perennial Fund

Flagship Fund VI closes at $11.1BN

Inception of Code.org partnership

2018

Opens New York office

VCG reaches 100+ members strong

PitchBook identifies firm as Top Software Investor of the Past Decade

2019

Raises largest tech-focused fund at $16.9BN

Endeavor Fund II closes at $1.0BN

Reaches $52BN+ capital commitments

Opens VCG Singapore office

First IPO with Ping Identity

Marketo deal wins Buyouts Deal of the Year ranking

PitchBook names Vista Dealmaker of the Year

2020

Celebrates 20th anniversary of enterprise software investing

450+ Vista and VCG employees

Reaches $75BN+ assets under management

Completes Datto IPO

Completes Jamf IPO

Preqin features Vista as one of the Most Consistent Buyout Fund Managers

Private Equity Wire names Vista as the Best Large Cap Buyout Manager

Inc. features Vista as one of the 50 Best Private Equity Firms for Entrepreneurs

2021

Mergers & Acquisitions names Gainsight acquisition Enterprise Software Deal of the Year

Reaches $93BN+ assets under management

500+ Vista and VCG employees

Completes Integral Ad Science IPO

Completes PowerSchool IPO

Publishes ESG and DE&I Report

2022

Opens Hong Kong office

Mergers & Acquisitions names Drift acquisition Enterprise Software Deal of the Year

Mergers & Acquisitions names Zego acquisition Technology Deal of the Year

GrowthCap names Vista one of the Top 25 Growth Equity Firms of 2021 and Top 25 Private Equity Firms of 2022

Reaches over $94BN assets under management

Inc. names Vista a Founder-Friendly Investor for third consecutive year

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2000

Vista founded

Opens San Francisco office

2008

Chicago office opens

First Institutional Fund, Flagship Fund III closes

2009

Introduces Vista Foundation Fund

2010

Launches Vista Consulting Group

Foundation Fund I closes at $400MM

2011

HQ moves to Austin

Berkery Noyes identifies firm as the most active financial investor in the software industry

2012

Expands global footprint with first international investment (Misys)

Flagship Fund IV closes at $3.5BN

2013

Introduces credit strategy, Vista Credit Partners

Foundation Fund II closes at $1.1BN

Preqin acknowledges firm as a consistent performer in private equity

2014

Introduces public equity strategy, Vista Public Strategies

Reaches $14BN capital commitments

Flagship Fund V closes at $6BN

2015

Establishment of Girls Who Invest partnership focusing on inspiring and supporting young women to become tomorrow's leading investors

2016

Oakland office opens

Foundation Fund III closes at $3.0BN

PitchBook identifies Vista as top PE investor in SaaS over last 5 years

2017

Hits $31BN capital commitments

Establishes Vista Endeavor Fund

Introduces permanent capital strategy, Vista Perennial Fund

Flagship Fund VI closes at $11.1BN

Inception of Code.org partnership

2018

Opens New York office

VCG reaches 100+ members strong

PitchBook identifies firm as Top Software Investor of the Past Decade

2019

Raises largest tech-focused fund at $16.9BN

Endeavor Fund II closes at $1.0BN

Reaches $52BN+ capital commitments

Opens VCG Singapore office

First IPO with Ping Identity

Marketo deal wins Buyouts Deal of the Year ranking

PitchBook names Vista Dealmaker of the Year

2020

Celebrates 20th anniversary of enterprise software investing

450+ Vista and VCG employees

Reaches $75BN+ assets under management

Completes Datto IPO

Completes Jamf IPO

Preqin features Vista as one of the Most Consistent Buyout Fund Managers

Private Equity Wire names Vista as the Best Large Cap Buyout Manager

Inc. features Vista as one of the 50 Best Private Equity Firms for Entrepreneurs

2021

Mergers & Acquisitions names Gainsight acquisition Enterprise Software Deal of the Year

Reaches $93BN+ assets under management

500+ Vista and VCG employees

Completes Integral Ad Science IPO

Completes PowerSchool IPO

Publishes ESG and DE&I Report

2022

Opens Hong Kong office

Mergers & Acquisitions names Drift acquisition Enterprise Software Deal of the Year

Mergers & Acquisitions names Zego acquisition Technology Deal of the Year

GrowthCap names Vista one of the Top 25 Growth Equity Firms of 2021 and Top 25 Private Equity Firms of 2022

Reaches over $94BN assets under management

Inc. names Vista a Founder-Friendly Investor for third consecutive year

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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. The 2021 Inc. One of the Top Founder-Friendly Investors for Entrepreneurs recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 10/2021, which included a participation fee for consideration. The 2020 Inc. One of the Top 50 Private Equity Firms for Entrepreneurs recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 10/2020, which included a participation fee for consideration. The 2022 GrowthCap Top 25 Private Equity Firms recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 09/2022, which included a participation fee for consideration. The 2022 M&A Enterprise Software Deal of the Year recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 02/2022, for which Vista pays for use of certain image usage rights. The 2021 M&A Enterprise Software Deal of the Year recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 02/2021, for which Vista pays for use of certain image usage rights. The 2022 M&A Technology Deal of the Year recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 02/2022, for which Vista pays for use of certain image usage rights. The 2021 GrowthCap One of the Top 25 Growth Equity Firms recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 02/2022, which included a participation fee for consideration. The 2021 GrowthCap One of the Top PE Firms for Growth Companies recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 08/2021, which included a participation fee for consideration. The 2020 Preqin One of the Most Consistent Top Performing Buyout Fund Manager recognition is a recognition that was presented 03/2020 covering the 2020 time period. The 2020 PE Wire Best Large Cap Buyout Manager recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 10/2020. The 2019 Buyouts Deal of the Year recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 03/2019. The 2019 PitchBook Dealmaker of the Year recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 02/2019. The 2016 PitchBook identification of Vista as top PE investors in SaaS was published 01/2016 covering the 2011 to 2015 time period. The 2013 Preqin acknowledgment of Vista as a consistent top performer was published in a Preqin Private Equity Performance Monitor published 01/2014 covering the 2000 to 2010 time period. The 2011 Berkery Noyes identification of Vista as most active acquirer in the private equity information industry was published 2012 covering the 2011 time period.

The Reach of the Vista Ecosystem

Vista Offices

VCG Offices

Vista Companies

Hong Kong
Cheung Kong Center
Suite 1902
2 Queen’s Road
Central, Hong Kong

New York, NY
55 Hudson Yards
Floor 23
New York, NY 10001

San Francisco, CA
4 Embarcadero Center
20th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Oakland, CA
1111 Broadway
Suite 1980
Oakland, CA 94607

Austin, TX
401 Congress Avenue
Suite 3100
Austin, TX 78701

Chicago, IL
2 Prudential Plaza
180 North Stetson Avenue
Suite 4000
Chicago, IL 60601

Singapore
3 Temasek Avenue
Centennial Tower Level 18
Singapore 039190

Austin, TX
401 Congress Avenue
Suite 3100
Austin, TX 78701

Chicago, IL
2 Prudential Plaza
180 North Stetson Avenue
Suite 4000
Chicago, IL 60601

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Vista locations

530+

Vista employees

4

Investment Strategies

160+

Investment Professionals

Recent Industry Recognitions

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

One of the Top Founder-Friendly Investors for Entrepreneurs

Founder's Choice

2022

The 2022 GrowthCap Top 25 Private Equity Firms recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 09/2022, which included a participation fee for consideration.

One of the Top 25 Private Equity Firms of 2022

Performance

2022

The 2021 M&A Enterprise Software Deal of the Year recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 02/2022, for which Vista pays for use of certain image usage rights.

Enterprise Software Deal of the Year

Dealmaking

2022

The 2021 M&A Technology Deal of the Year recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 02/2022, for which Vista pays for use of certain image usage rights.

Technology Deal of the Year

Dealmaking

2022

The 2021 GrowthCap One of the Top 25 Growth Equity Firms recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 02/2022, which included a participation fee for consideration.

One of the Top 25 Growth Equity Firms of 2021

Performance

2022

The 2021 Inc. One of the Top Founder-Friendly Investors for Entrepreneurs recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 10/2021, which included a participation fee for consideration.

One of the Top Founder-Friendly Investors for Entrepreneurs

Founder's Choice

2021

The 2021 GrowthCap One fo the Top PE Firms for Growth Companies recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 08/2021, which included a participation fee for consideration.

One of the Top Private Equity Firms for Growth Companies

Performance

2021

The 2021 M&A Enterprise Software Deal of the Year recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 02/2021, for which Vista pays for use of certain image usage rights.

Enterprise Software Deal of the Year

Dealmaking

2021

The 2020 Inc. One of the Top 50 Private Equity Firms for Entrepreneurs recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 10/2020, which included a participation fee for consideration.

One of the Top 50 Private Equity Firms for Entrepreneurs

Founder's Choice

2020

The 2020 PE Wire Best Large Cap Buyout Manager recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 10/2020.

Best Large-Cap Buyout Manager

Performance

2020

The 2020 Preqin One of the Most Consistent Top Performing Buyout Fund Manager recognition is a recognition that was presented 03/2020 covering the 2020 time period.

One of the Most Consistent Top Performing Buyout Fund Managers

Performance

2020

The 2019 PitchBook Dealmaker of the Year recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 02/2019.

Dealmaker of the Year

Dealmaking

2019

The 2019 Buyouts Deal of the Year recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 03/2019.

Deal of the Year

Dealmaking

2019

The 2018 PitchBook Top Software Investor of the Past Decade recognition is a one-time recognition issued in January 2018 covering the 2008 - 2018 time period.

Top Software Investor of the Past Decade

Performance

2018

Environmental, Social and Governance Practices

At Vista, we recognize the opportunity and responsibility we have to make a positive impact on the world through our business and investment decisions.

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