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In 2015, Advanced was acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, entering the next phase of its growth story. Since then, Advanced has expanded its reach through several acquisitions, grown headcount, and established itself as one of the top providers of business software solutions and services.

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Investing in the Future of Advanced

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Vista Equity Partners

Since its acquisition of Advanced, Vista Equity Partners has focused on accelerating growth and supporting a culture of innovation and partnership. As a Vista portfolio company, Advanced is now part of a global portfolio of leading enterprise software companies that operate in more than 175 countries and serve more than 800,000 customers globally.

BC Partners

In 2019, following a period of strong growth, Advanced received an additional investment from BC Partners to help support the company’s next phase of its strategy. As one of the leading pan-European buyout firms with over three decades of investment history, BC Partners brings a wealth of experience and knowledge across its core sectors as well as the dynamics of the UK and European business markets. The partnership with Vista provides Advanced with the complementary skillsets and tools to drive its strategic agenda.

“Since 2015, we have worked closely with Gordon and the Advanced team to transform the Company into a leader in business software solutions. We are proud of the success the company has achieved and we are thrilled to have BC Partners join as an investment partner as we look forward to the Company’s next phase of growth.”

Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO

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“We have deep respect and appreciation of the work Gordon Wilson and the management as well as Vista did to make Advanced a leading player in its field. Our ambition and focus since partnering with them has been to further unlock the significant long-term growth potential by, building on what Advanced has already accomplished since 2015. We are excited about the future and are working closely alongside Gordon, the Advanced Team and Vista with our sights set firmly on becoming the number one provider of mission critical business software [in the UK].”

Philipp Schwalber, Partner

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