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Vista Exchange: November Review

As we near the end of 2022, Vista’s portfolio companies continue to innovate and advance solutions that unleash productivity and power the global economy. In November, we were pleased to welcome new team members, celebrate recognition for our diversity, equity and inclusion programs and share insights on investing and value creation with the broader market.

December 06, 2022


Insider: Bessie Watts – 100 People Transforming Business

Bessie Watts was recognized for her many accomplishments, including her work attracting qualified board candidates for Vista’s portfolio companies and our sponsored pipeline programs with NACD and SHRM, which seek to increase diversity among professionals who wish to serve on private and public company boards.

The 2022 Insider 100 People Transforming Business recognition is an annual recognition that was presented 11/2022.

November 15, 2022


CNBC: Robert F. Smith Discusses Opportunities for Investors in the Tech Sector

Vista’s Founder, Chairman and CEO Robert F. Smith details opportunities for investors in the tech sector in a recent CNBC contributed article.

November 15, 2022

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Vista Exchange: October Review

Vista entered the fourth quarter with strong momentum. Our Flagship Fund announced the acquisition of KnowBe4, a deal valued at $4.6 billion, and our Foundation Fund announced two exits. Vista was recognized by Inc. Magazine as a Founder-Friendly Investor for the third year in a row, and several of our CEOs were named to The Software Report’s list of the Top 50 SaaS CEOs of 2022.

November 07, 2022


Yahoo Finance: Robert F. Smith States Programmers Are ‘The Most Scarce Commodity on the Planet’

Vista Equity Partners Founder, Chairman and CEO Robert F. Smith spoke to Yahoo Finance about the shortage of Black programmers in the digital workforce and the current economic landscape.

November 02, 2022


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.

November 01, 2022


CNBC: Vista’s Robert Smith Says Investing in DEI Businesses Vitally Important in a Bear Market

Robert F. Smith spoke with CNBC’s Frank Holland at the Disruptor 50 Summit about the importance of investing in businesses and managers that emphasize diversity, equity and inclusion, especially in a bear market.

October 20, 2022


Inc.: Robert F. Smith on How to Train 100,000 Workers

Robert F. Smith discussed his approach to career development during a discussion with Mansueto Ventures CEO Stephanie Mehta at the 2022 Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala in Phoenix.

October 20, 2022


Inc.: Focus, Expertise and Shared Values Fuel This Founder-Friendly Firm

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. Vista is committed to offering partnership beyond capital as the Firm celebrates its third consecutive recognition on Inc. Magazine's Founder-Friendly Investors list.

October 07, 2022

Vista Updates

Vista Exchange: Q3 Review

During the quarter, Vista remained disciplined across our investment strategies and sustained momentum with exit and investment activity. We also held several portfolio events, including our annual CXO Summit and 5th Annual Global Hackathon, both of which are fundamental to our value creation efforts. Finally, we were pleased to receive awards and recognition for our Firm’s DE&I commitment.

October 06, 2022

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