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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions about Vista Equity Partners.

What is Vista Equity Partners?

Vista Equity Partners (Vista) is a leading global investment firm that invests exclusively in enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses. The firm has more than $101 billion in assets under management and over 20 years of investing experience. Learn more about Vista here.

What is Vista Equity Partners' investment approach?

Vista Equity Partners leverages its deep experience and expertise to create opportunities for enterprise software, data and technology-enabled companies through private equity, permanent capital, credit and public equity investment strategies. Learn more about Vista’s investment approach here.

What type of companies does Vista Equity Partners invest in?

Vista Equity Partners invests exclusively in enterprise software companies. Vista focuses on enterprise software companies across a range of maturity stages — from emerging and lower middle-market organizations to large-cap enterprises. This deep expertise has enabled Vista to develop an adaptable, analytical approach to growth. Learn more about Vista’s portfolio of enterprise software companies here.

How does Vista Equity Partners work with its portfolio companies?

Vista Equity Partners provides technology expertise, operational guidance and capital for sustainable growth to empower companies to stay ahead in the digital economy. Vista’s differentiated approach to value creation leans on expertise garnered through over 610 transactions in the enterprise software market. Learn more about Vista’s approach to scaling companies here.

Is Vista Equity Partners a private equity firm?

Vista Equity Partners is a global investment firm that invests in enterprise software opportunities through multiple strategies including private equity, permanent capital, credit and public equity. Learn more about Vista’s investment strategies here.

Is Vista Equity Partners publicly traded?

No, Vista Equity Partners is a privately held investment firm.

How big is Vista Equity Partners?

Vista Equity Partners has more than $101 billion in assets under management, including a portfolio of over 85 enterprise software companies. Since its founding in 2000, Vista has expanded to include offices across the United States and more than 700 employees worldwide. Learn more about Vista’s size and scope here.

Who is the CEO of Vista Equity Partners?

Robert F. Smith is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. Since founding Vista in 2000, Robert has guided the firm through periods of rapid growth and expansion, supervising over 610 completed transactions representing more than $302 billion in aggregate transaction value. He directs Vista’s investment strategy and decisions, governance and investor relations, and serves on Vista’s Executive Committee, Private Equity Management Committee and Private Equity Funds’ Investment Committee. Learn more about Robert here.

Who is the President of Vista Equity Partners?

David A. Breach is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Vista Equity Partners. David advises on Vista’s investment strategies, aids in evolving the governance of the firm and oversees strategic growth initiatives, among other responsibilities. David serves on Vista’s Executive Committee, Private Equity Management Committee and Private Equity Funds’ Investment Committee. Learn more about David here.

What is Vista Equity Partners' Responsible Investment Policy?

Vista’s Responsible Investment Policy reflects its commitment to creating value for stakeholders and adhering to the highest standards of integrity throughout the lifecycle of each investment. Read Vista’s Responsible Investment Policy here and learn more about our approach to responsibility here.

Is Vista Equity Partners hiring?

Vista Equity Partners is always looking for outstanding individuals to join the team, both at the firm and across its portfolio of more than 85 enterprise software companies. Learn more about careers at Vista here.

What kind of culture does Vista Equity Partners strive to promote?

Vista Equity Partners is committed to fostering a culture of excellence, diversity and inclusivity. Through mentorship and professional development opportunities, employees at Vista are empowered to be the best version of themselves. Learn more about Vista’s inclusive, growth-oriented culture here. Hear directly from Vista employees on their experiences at the firm here.

What are the most recent investments Vista Equity Partners has made?

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