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Empowering enterprise software companies advancing our world

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A Culture of Excellence

Vista's Engine is Human

Fueled by a desire to build a brighter tomorrow and united by the shared belief that we’re better together, the Vista team is the key to our continued success. Together, we strive for the exceptional and achieve the extraordinary.


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4 Investment Strategies

Private equity, permanent capital, credit and public equity

Engineering What's Next

Our network of companies represents one of the world's largest enterprise software companies comprised of industry leaders advancing our digital world.

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Transforming Ideas into Actions

We blend unparalleled knowledge and financial discipline with an entrepreneurial spirit and engineering mindset based on over two decades of investing in enterprise software. See what sets Vista apart.

About Us

"We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, but we’re even more excited about where we’re headed. The future is bright, with spectacular possibilities to invest in and transform the digital economy."

Nadeem Syed, Senior Managing Director, Vista Equity Partners

"We invest in great companies with bright futures, and we equip and encourage them to reach their full potential."

René Yang Stewart, Senior Managing Director, Vista Equity Partners

"Vista focuses on accelerating and transforming businesses, specifically generating growth and helping our leadership team identify obstacles along the way."

Lisa Utzschneider, CEO, Integral Ad Science

"Many investment firms focus first and foremost on cutting costs and optimizing EBITDA. But Vista’s process-driven orientation is optimized to help companies accelerate growth."

Nick Mehta, CEO, Gainsight

"We all have the same goal: creating the best possible companies. The capabilities and knowledge Vista brings allow me to expand my knowledge, my horizon and how we look at our business."

Jesper Anderson, President and CEO, Infoblox

Investment Strategies

Strength Through Focus

We began in 2000 with a single private equity fund focused on enterprise software. Today, we remain singularly-focused on capturing the opportunities in this market.

Our Strategies

Investing in Enterprise Software

Invest Like the Best Podcast

Vista’s Founder, Chairman and CEO Robert F. Smith joined Invest Like the Best’s Patrick O’Shaughnessy to discuss Vista’s engineered approach to software investing. Learn more about Robert’s experience founding and leading the firm and the lessons he’s learned along the way.

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Market Insights

Navigating Economic Uncertainty

Today’s dynamic market environment is generating unique challenges and opportunities for enterprise software companies and their investors. Vista's Robert F. Smith, Michael Fosnaugh and Monti Saroya discuss the trends shaping the enterprise software landscape and to share strategic insights on software investing.

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Advancing Climate Goals

Climate Action Report

Vista recognizes the urgency of the climate crisis and is partnering with our portfolio to reach our net zero goals. The Climate Action Report shares our portfolio’s baseline GHG emissions analysis for 2019 and the pillars of our Climate Action Plan.

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The Power of the Vista Ecosystem

2022 First Half Update

Vista’s engineered approach to investing enables us to stay focused on our mission — to power innovation, accelerate growth and influence positive change. See our investment activity from the first half of 2022 and updates from across our global enterprise software ecosystem.

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Milken Global Conference

Why Scaling ESG and DE&I Solutions Will Lead to a Better Future

As corporate citizens and business leaders, it’s our responsibility to help create a better future. Vista Founder, Chairman and CEO Robert F. Smith recently wrote an essay for Milken Institute's Power of Ideas series, discussing how Vista is prioritizing building scalable #DEI and #ESG initiatives.

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Vista ESG and DE&I Report

The Transformative Power of Technology

Climate change, inequity and the persistence of a global pandemic are among the most critical challenges of our time. Our ESG and DE&I report offers an overview of our progress and long-term initiatives to address the challenges we face and create meaningful impact in our world.

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The Vista Advantage

Market Narratives Podcast

David A. Breach, Vista’s President and COO, spoke with Matthew Smith for Investment Magazine’s Market Narrative Podcast about Vista’s approach to growth and shared success across the ecosystem. Learn more about Vista’s approach to value creation and our emphasis on increasing diversity, equity and inclusion across the tech and financial sectors.

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The Transformative Power of Tech Investing

Buyouts Keynote Interview

Vista’s Robert F. Smith, Rene Stewart and Rachel Arnold discuss what differentiates Vista from the crowded tech investor space, the power of enterprise software and how the Endeavor Fund leverages our unique value creation strategies to enable sustainable growth for Vista companies.

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2022 FCLTGlobal Blue Book

Embracing ESG and DE&I As Core Strategies of Success

A long-term view has always been central to how we operate, and we have made meaningful strides to accelerate this work, including via new systematic approaches to environmental, social and governance (ESG) and diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). Read the article in this year’s FCLT Bluebook for more information on how Vista’s ESG and DE&I efforts can drive meaningful business and investment results for all our stakeholders.

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Principles of Responsible Investment

Partnering with Portfolio Companies on ESG Initiatives

As one of the first North American private equity firms to join the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative, Vista is committed to emitting net zero greenhouse gas emissions across the portfolio by 2050. Learn how Vista partnered with its portfolio to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions.

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PEI Responsible Investment Special Edition

Developing ESG Solutions at Scale

With digitization accelerating, technology is expected to continue to be a critical driver and deriver of ESG practices and value. In this keynote interview with PEI, Vista President and COO, David A. Breach discusses our firm and portfolio approach to ESG and DE&I strategies.

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