AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vista Equity Partners, (“Vista” or the “Firm”), a leading global investment firm focused exclusively on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses, today announced it has been named to Inc.’s list of Founder-Friendly Investors for 2022, recognizing the private equity and venture capital firms that entrepreneurs can trust and collaborate with while receiving the financial support they need to help accelerate growth. In naming Vista for the third year in a row, Inc. recognized the Firm’s continued track record of success backing founders and their teams, serving as a reliable partner no matter where a founder is in their journey.
“At Vista, we take the time to understand the visions of founders and management teams while providing the resources and operational expertise to help scale their business and sustainably grow with confidence. We are humbled by the fact that our founder network is our strongest source of referral,” said Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. “We are thrilled to be recognized once again as one of Inc.’s most founder-friendly investors and are grateful to be the chosen partner of founders who share our conviction in the transformational power of enterprise software.”
From late-stage growth capital to scale to a more traditional private equity buyout, as well as non-dilutive FounderDirect credit offerings, Vista offers compelling capital solutions and expertise to help the founders of today’s leading enterprise software businesses innovate, grow and thrive in their markets. Since 2019, almost 70% of Vista’s investments have been founder-influenced and 88% of these founders are still involved in the company in some capacity.
Founders and CEOs who partner with Vista receive connectivity to and learnings from the entire Vista ecosystem, and a portfolio that spans more than 85 companies with more than 90,000 employees active in over 180 countries. Today, Vista’s portfolio serves more than 800,000 enterprise customers and 1.4 million small and medium-sized businesses, accounting for over 300 million users globally. Companies benefit from the partnership of Vista’s Value Creation Team, which provides strategic counsel and hands on support across Talent, Product & Technology, Go-To-Market, Business Operations and Value Creation.
About Vista Equity Partners
Vista is a leading global investment firm with $94 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2022. The firm exclusively invests in enterprise software, data and technology-enabled organizations across private equity, permanent capital, credit and public equity strategies, bringing an approach that prioritizes creating enduring market value for the benefit of its global ecosystem of investors, companies, customers and employees. Vista's investments are anchored by a sizable long-term capital base, experience in structuring technology-oriented transactions and proven, flexible management techniques that drive sustainable growth. Vista believes the transformative power of technology is the key to an even better future – a healthier planet, a smarter economy, a diverse and inclusive community and a broader path to prosperity. Further information is available at vistaequitypartners.com. Follow Vista on LinkedIn, @Vista Equity Partners, and on Twitter, @Vista_Equity.