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Market-Leading Investment Firm

With more than $73 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.

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"We have spent tireless hours, countless days, and now, more than 20 years bringing our best selves to building a sustainable future for investing in software."

Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman & CEO, 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

PitchBook recognizes firm as a Top SaaS Investor

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

Prequin 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

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 $73BN+ 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

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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

PitchBook recognizes firm as a Top SaaS Investor

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

Prequin 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

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 $73BN+ 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

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The Reach of the Vista Ecosystem

Vista Offices

VCG Offices

Vista Companies

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

450+

Vista employees

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Investment Strategies

140+

Investment Professionals

Industry Recognition

One of the Top 50 Private Equity Firms for Entrepreneurs

Founder's Choice

2020

Best Large-Cap Buyout Manager

Performance

2020

One of the Most Consistent Top Performing Buyout Fund Managers

Performance

2020

Dealmaker of the Year

Dealmaking

2019

Deal of the Year

Dealmaking

2019

Top Software Investor of the Past Decade

Performance

2018

Community Impact

At Vista, we strive to improve the economies and communities in which we, our portfolio companies and our investors live and work.

Communities

Investors, Technologists, Operators, Entrepreneurs

Our people set us apart.

Meet The Team