Vista Equity Partners

Among the Top Performing Buyout Funds in the Nation

About Vista Equity Partners

Established in 2000, Vista Equity Partners invests in companies in the technology sector, seeking to “create and sustain value by enabling good businesses to achieve their full potential,” as the firm’s investment philosophy states. With each investment, the firm deploys over 50 best practices that are tailored specifically to meet the needs of the software and tech industry. These practices are called the Vista Standard Operating Procedures, or Vista SOPs, which are specific operational improvements developed by the company's Vista Consulting Group (VCG) division.

In addition to consulting with select tech companies to foster sustainability and add value, founder Robert F. Smith and his team always keep a long-term perspective in mind to help businesses achieve lasting success. This approach has proven effective over the years, as Vista Equity Partners has yet to lose money on any of its more than 60 control-stake transactions since opening in 2000.

Robert F. Smith, currently Vista’s Chairman and CEO, founded the firm after serving as the Co-Head of the Enterprise Systems and Storage sector for the investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Bringing a broad range of expertise and valuable skill sets to the table, Smith continues to establish the company’s reputation as a leading private equity firm.

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