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The Next Frontier of Software Investment and the Private Markets

How Private Equity Is Uniquely Positioned to Enable the Future of Software

The future is bright for the software sector, which has experienced outsized growth while driving enhanced business performance in our global economy. With approximately 98% of all software companies remaining private, the private markets are uniquely positioned to benefit from the tailwinds driving this sector’s outperformance while simultaneously playing a critical role in the next frontier of the software sector’s development.

This Vista Equity Partners whitepaper, “The Next Frontier of Software Investment and the Private Markets: How Private Equity Is Uniquely Positioned to Enable the Future of Software,” 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. We show how the mission criticality of enterprise software companies is only increasing with time and we explore the role that private equity can play in providing access to investment opportunities in the companies that will power our future.

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