powering what's next Year in Review 2020

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Over the past 20 years, Vista and our companies have helped to transform the enterprise software landscape into the world’s largest and fastest growing sector. We remain guided by our responsibility to enable a better future; one defined by a smarter economy, a healthier planet, diverse and inclusive communities, and a broader path to prosperity.

Together,

we are powering what’s next.

Together,

we are powering what’s next.

Over the past 20 years, Vista and our companies have helped to transform the enterprise software landscape into the world’s largest and fastest growing sector. We remain guided by our responsibility to enable a better future; one defined by a smarter economy, a healthier planet, diverse and inclusive communities, and a broader path to prosperity. Together, we are powering what's next. 

Enterprise Software 

Resiliency

Enterprise Software Resiliency 

The pandemic has accelerated the world’s reliance on technology. As the connective tissue of our economy, enterprise software remains mission critical to business continuity and will continue to permeate all essential functions in our society. With a proven track record of investing in enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses, Vista is purpose-built to continue to meet this opportunity.

4.09%

Energy

4.71%
Automotive

5.26%

Financial Services

5.28%

Healthcare

6.14%

Transportation

6.41%

Insurance

10.14%

Real Estate

Enterprise Software Opportunity

Enterprise Software Opportunity

Software is projected to remain the fastest growing sector in the economy, growing 22% between 2019 and 2024.1

Software

Real Estate
Insurance
Transportation
Healthcare
Financial Services

Automotive

Energy
22.3%

10.1%

6.4%
6.1%
5.3%

5.3%

4.7%
4.1%

Enterprise Software at Work

Enterprise Software at Work

Last year, Vista portfolio companies acted quickly to build new solutions in response to COVID-19. Many offered free services, as well as new applications and resources to benefit their customers and industries. Learn more by clicking the videos below.

Fusion Risk Management: Powering Business Continuity

Social Solutions: Supporting Social Impact Services

Granicus: Enabling Government Communications

QuickBase: Expediting Small Business Loans

Enterprise Software at Work

Last year, Vista portfolio companies acted quickly to build new solutions in response to COVID-19. Many offered free services, as well as new applications and resources to benefit their customers and industries. Learn more by clicking the videos below.

Fusion Risk Management: Powering Business Continuity

Social Solutions: Supporting Social Impact Services

Granicus: Enabling Government Communications

QuickBase: Expediting Small Business Loans

Built for Scale
Built for Scale

We hire, train and develop expert investors, operators, technologists and functional teams, distributed in an institutionalized governance structure across our firm. This operational rigor enables our focus and differentiates our investment strategies, positioning Vista for strength and scale now and into the future.

Expert Teams Across Disciplines2

450+

Employees

45+

Managing Directors

250+

Investment & Operating Professionals

175+

Firm Operations & Administration

15+

Limited Partner Relationship Managers

Expert Teams Across Disciplines2

Expert Teams Across Disciplines

450+

Employees

45+

Managing Directors

250+

Investment & Operating Professionals

175+

Firm Operations &
Administration

15+

Limited Partner
Relationship Managers

Growth of the Vista Team Since Inception
Growth of the Vista Team Since Inception

4

8

36

232

450+

2000

2000

2005

2005

2010

2010

2015

2015

2020

2020

Managing Directors

Investment &
Operating Professionals

Firm Operations &
Administration

Limited Partner
Relationship Managers

Evolving

Our Approach

Evolving Our Approach

Vista’s objectives are modeled after our enterprise software companies — to innovate, scale and deliver solutions to meet the market’s evolving need. Our proven approach has enabled us to capture the opportunity across the investment lifecycle — from private equity to permanent capital, public equity and credit offerings. As we expand our strategies, we remain committed to generating strong returns for our investors at scale.

Driving Results For Our Stakeholders
Driving Results For Our Stakeholders

Our engineered approach to investing has not only been consistent, it has aided our ability to accelerate outcomes as we scale.

PE & Permanent Capital Deployed

$7.3BN Past 12 Months3
$41BN Since Inception4

PE & Permanent Capital Returned

$7.3BN Past 12 Months5
$32BN Since Inception6

Total Capital Raised

$9.4BN Past 12 Months7
$73BN Total Assets Under Management8

PE & Permanent Capital Deployed

$7.3BN Past 12 Months3
$41BN Since Inception4

PE & Permanent Capital Returned

$7.3BN Past 12 Months5
$32BN Since Inception6

Total Capital Raised

$9.4BN Past 12 Months7
$73BN Total Assets Under Management8

2020 Transaction Activity

2020 Transaction Activity

Across every strategy, Vista’s 2020 transactions demonstrate our ability to secure timely and appropriate investments based on the dynamics in the market and our patient and data-driven investment strategy.

PE & Permanent Capital — Platform Investments

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Flagship Fund 

Foundation Fund

Flagship Fund

Flagship Fund

Foundation Fund 

Flagship Fund

Flagship Fund

Flagship Fund

Foundation Fund 

Private Equity & Permanent Capital — Platform Investments

Private Equity Platform Investments

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Flagship Fund 

Foundation Fund

Flagship Fund 

Flagship Fund 

Foundation Fund 

Flagship Fund 

Flagship Fund 

Flagship Fund 

Foundation Fund 

Private Equity & Permanent Capital — Add-On Acquisitions

Private Equity Add-On Acquisitions

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Acquired by Mediaocean

Flagship Fund

Acquired by Aptean

Foundation Fund

Acquired by ICIMS

Flagship Fund

Acquired by DealerSocket

Flagship Fund

Acquired by Granicus

Foundation Fund

Acquired by EAB

Flagship Fund

Acquired by Advanced

Flagship Fund

Acquired by NAVEX Global

Flagship Fund

Acquired by Aptean

Foundation Fund

Acquired by Finastra 

Flagship Fund

Acquired by iCIMS

Flagship Fund

Acquired by Accelya

Perennial Fund

Acquired by Datto

Flagship Fund

Acquired by PowerSchool

Flagship Fund

Acquired by TIBCO

Flagship Fund

Acquired by Numerator

Flagship Fund

Acquired by Aptean

Foundation Fund

Acquired by Solera

Flagship Fund

Acquired by Aptean

Foundation Fund

Acquired by Mediaocean

Flagship Fund

Acquired by Advanced

Flagship Fund

Acquired by Aptean

Foundation Fund

Acquired by Jamf

Flagship Fund

Acquired by iCIMS

Flagship Fund

Acquired by Aptean

Foundation Fund

Acquired by Aptean

Foundation Fund

Acquired by Zego

Foundation Fund

Acquired by Apptio

Flagship Fund

Acquired by Allocate

Foundation Fund

Acquired by Ping Identity

Flagship Fund

Acquired by Omnitracs

Flagship Fund

Acquired by FWI

Foundation Fund

Acquired by Cvent

Flagship Fund

Acquired by Ping Identity

Flagship Fund

Acquired by Mediaocean

Flagship Fund

Acquired by STATS Perform

Flagship Fund

Acquired by Advanced

Flagship Fund

Acquired by Khoros

Foundation Fund

Acquired by Gather

Endeavor Fund

Acquired by LogicMonitor

Foundation Fund

Acquired by Omnitracs

Flagship Fund

Acquired by Aptean

Foundation Fund

Acquired by MINDBODY

Flagship Fund

PE & Permanent Capital — Monetizations

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Foundation Fund

Foundation Fund

Flagship Fund

Acquired by Datto

Flagship Fund

Foundation Fund

Foundation Fund

Endeavor Fund

Foundation Fund

Flagship Fund

Private Equity & Permanent Capital — Monetizations

Private Equity Monetizations

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Foundation Fund

Foundation Fund

Flagship Fund

Acquired by Datto

Flagship Fund

Foundation Fund

Foundation Fund

Endeavor Fund

Foundation Fund

Flagship Fund

PE & Permanent Capital — IPOs & Public Equity Offerings9

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Flagship Fund

Flagship Fund

Flagship Fund

Private Equity & Permanent Capital — IPOs & Public Equity Offerings9

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Flagship Fund

Flagship Fund

Flagship Fund

Credit — Founder Direct Transactions

Credit - Founder Direct Transactions

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First Lien Term Loan

VCOF III

First Lien Term Loan

VCOF III

First Lien Term Loan

VCOF III

First Lien Term Loan

VCOF III

Credit - Founder Direct Transactions

Credit — Founder Direct Transactions

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First Lien Term Loan

VCOF III

First Lien Term Loan

VCOF III

First Lien Term Loan

VCOF III

First Lien Term Loan

VCOF III

Public Equity — Minority Investments

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Investment in Series E funding

Public Equity — Minority Investments

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Investment in Series E funding

Broadening

Our Impact

Broadening
Our Impact

As responsible stewards of capital, we prioritize our environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts. We also work across our firm and portfolio to ingrain diversity, equity and inclusion across every level and function. In 2020, Vista launched a Sustainability Leadership Council to collaborate with portfolio companies on ESG initiatives. As a carbon neutral firm, we are offsetting our emissions through the purchase of Verified Carbon Standard credits.

“We believe that technology

and human empathy can unlock 

the limitations of geography, language,

economic status and race.”

ROBERT F. SMITH

Founder, Chairman & CEO

Our ESG Framework

Our ESG Framework

Efficiency

Energy Management / Emissions

Occupied Real Estate

Waste

Innovation

Products / Services

Low Carbon Transition

Suppliers

Employees

Engagement / Satisfaction

Diversity and Inclusion

Health & Safety

Stakeholders

Customers

Suppliers

Community

Data and Transparency

Reporting

Goal Setting

Trust and Security

Ethics & Compliance

Data Privacy & Information Security

Anti-bribery & Corruption

Cybersecurity

Efficiency

Energy Management & Emissions

Occupied Real Estate

Waste

Innovation

Products & Services

Low Carbon Transition

Employees

Engagement & Satisfaction

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Health & Safety

Efficiency
Energy Management / Emissions
Occupied Real Estate
Waste
Innovation
Products / Services
Low Carbon Transition
Suppliers
Employees
Engagement / Satisfaction
Diversity and Inclusion
Health and Safety
STAKEHOLDERS
Customers
Suppliers
Community
 
DATA AND TRANSPARENCY
Reporting
Goal Setting
TRUST AND SECURITY
Ethics and Compliance
Data Privacy and Information Security
Anti-Bribery and Corruption
Cybersecurity
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Stakeholders

Customers

Suppliers

Community

Data and Transparency

Reporting

Goal Setting

Trust and Security

Ethics & Compliance

Data Privacy & Information Security

Anti-bribery & Corruption

Cybersecurity

Reflecting on 2020

Reflecting on 2020

Watch as Vista leaders discuss the events of 2020 with an eye toward the future and show how the enterprise software market continues to evolve.

The Vista Ecosystem10

~700K
Portfolio Company Customers
200MM+
Users
175+
Countries
65+
Companies
70K+
Portfolio Company Employees
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