Vista Equity Partners

Focused on investing in leading enterprise software companies for the past two decades, Vista Equity Partners has a keen eye for investment opportunities, such as their acquisition of Advanced, where it recognized the Company’s potential to accelerate growth and continue to build out its product offering to better solve the biggest issues in commercial and public sector organizations.

Vista Equity Partners and Advanced

Since 2015, Vista has helped support Advance as they’ve refined and grown their product leadership through organic and inorganic growth, as well as through operational improvements to accelerate growth.

The Vista approach provides an integrated structure where best practices are shared, utilized and improved upon by its innovative network of portfolio companies. Through this high-achieving network of some of the most driven minds in the enterprise software industry, the Vista portfolio, partners and employees are able to achieve successes that have made Vista one of the most notable global investment firms in the world.


A truly global partnership of ideals

Advanced operates under core beliefs noted in its own Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policy, which includes promotion of workplace diversity and environmental responsibility within its local communities and the world at large. Advanced’s goals are similar to tenets contained within Vista’s ESG policy, which focuses on best practices that promote an environment of trust, inclusivity and transparency, among other social and community empowerment goals. This dedication to all stakeholders ensures that the highest levels of integrity are in place at Advanced, as well as at all Vista companies.

Vista is also a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), which guides global responsible investment, with the aim of supporting the fight against climate change, removing barriers to sustainable finance and promoting prosperous and inclusive societies for future generations.

A brief overview of Vista Equity Partners

Vista Equity Partners was founded in 2000, by Founder, Chairman and CEO Robert F. Smith. After an early career in both electrical engineering and technology investing, Smith built Vista to exclusively focus on private equity investment in enterprise software, data and technology-enabled companies.

Today, Vista operates out of Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; New York, NY, San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. The firm’s investment strategies include permanent capital, credit and public equity, alongside its private equity funds which invest across a broad range of maturity – from lower-middle market and high-growth organizations to large cap enterprises.

Vista recognizes the opportunity and responsibility to make a positive impact on the world through business and investment decisions and takes corporate and community stewardship seriously.

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