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Vista Credit Partners is Vista’s credit-investing strategy offering flexible, customized debt and structured equity financing to enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses. Vista Credit Partners has broad investing capabilities spanning the private and traded credit markets. As part of our Credit strategy, our FounderDirect offering specializes in direct financings for founder-run enterprise software companies.

Vista Credit Partners Overview

Vista Credit Partners’ investment capabilities are a natural extension of Vista’s private equity investment strategy, enabling the firm to offer a broad product suite up and down the capital structure to meet a company’s financing needs.


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FounderDirect Origination


Assets Under Management


Credit Transactions Facilitated


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The Vista Advantage

Why Vista Credit Partners


Vista is the most active investor in enterprise software and established Vista Credit Partners to capitalize on the growing opportunity in credit financing.


Our team includes over 30 professionals, with an average of almost two decades of experience among senior leadership.


Our team benefits from the Vista ecosystem to execute efficiently and build long-term, meaningful relationships with founders and sponsors.


Vista Credit Partners offers solutions tailored to strategic objectives with growth-friendly terms and long-term investment horizons.

Investment Focus

FounderDirect Solutions

Offer non-dilutive private capital options directly to non-sponsor-owned businesses.

Sponsor Credit

For enterprise software and technology-enabled private equity buyouts and portfolio activity.

Traded Credit

Leverage software domain expertise to invest in Broadly Syndicated Loans and other traded credit securities.

Intermediate & Bridge Solutions

Customized structures for idiosyncratic situations where flexible capital can provide enhanced risk-reward.


Late-stage software companies that are not yet issuers to the public markets have historically been underserved by traditional financing alternatives, including venture debt. Through our FounderDirect channel, Vista Credit Partners offers flexible capital solutions direct to founders seeking less dilutive terms. Vista Credit Partners provides the benefits of an experienced partner who can move with speed and certainty, while also providing support through connectivity to the broader Vista ecosystem. Our FounderDirect channel seeks to invest in mature enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses that have built high-quality solutions with strong customer retention.

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"Vista Credit Partners’ alignment with our vision, knowledge of the enterprise software market, and the speed and certainty they brought to the table made them an ideal financing partner."

Ariel Cohen, Co-founder and CEO, Navan

"I'm confident our partnership with Vista will help us advance our technology platform that powers connections between hobbyists, publishers, retailers and manufacturers at every point of their journey."

Chedy Hampson, Founder and CEO, TCGplayer

"With Vista Credit Partners, we gained a trusted partner, a value-add investor and the resources needed to achieve Updater's most ambitious goals yet."

David Greenberg, Founder and CEO, Updater


Endorsements presented herein are made by current or former employees of Vista portfolio companies, over which Vista may have the ability to exercise discretion on employee compensation, promotion and other employment decisions.

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