Rather than focusing on quantity, Vista Equity Partners focuses on streamlining the operations of its acquisitions, rather than maximizing its buyout volumes. By putting a greater amount of its equity in each investment, it manages to vastly improve the net worth of its target holdings. NAIC firms perform 15.2 percent better on IRR measurements according to median values.
Vista Equity Partners, whose investment thesis involves enabling businesses to achieve their full potential, is led by CEO and Chairman Robert F. Smith. According to Smith, operational improvements like staff training are undertaken in each company acquired by the group. Smith cites this as one of the reasons that Vista Equity Partners has yet to lose any money on its acquisitions.
Vista Equity Partners has been in business for over 17 years, and has offices in Austin, Chicago, and San Francisco.