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TECHNOLOGY. FOCUS.

Sector focus and shared vision are the foundation for our continued success.

Thoma Bravo adapted its original buy-and-build strategy, leading the way to a new era of private equity investing in software and technology.

Companies select Thoma Bravo due to our firm’s deep sector expertise, long and successful track record, partnership-oriented approach, and proven strategic and operational capabilities. We bring our skills and experience to each of our investment vehicles and use them to help our portfolio companies excel in product innovation, operational excellence and sustainable growth. All our private equity investment vehicles employ the same investment philosophy – to partner with and support existing management teams to deliver superior operating results and drive innovation. 

Thoma Bravo manages a series of private equity and credit funds that represent more than $30 billion of equity commitments.

Thoma Bravo flagship

Our business is anchored by Thoma Bravo Flagship funds, which represent a series of private equity funds that invest in medium and large software and technology companies.

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Thoma Bravo Discover funds focus on investing in mid-sized and smaller software and technology companies.

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Thoma Bravo Credit funds focus on making debt investments in software and technology companies.

"Thoma Bravo said to us, 'We aren’t turn around specialists; we are looking for companies that have a proven ability to market, to sell, to deliver solutions, but we think we can help you to take Hyland to the next level…. We are going to agree to a plan for margin improvement, but we are going to get there collaboratively.' We knew exactly what we were signing up for…and we are now going on our 8th year with them."

BILL PREMIER, CEO,

HYLAND SOFTWARE, INC.

"They never tell you what to do. They show you what you can do. They have great benchmarks. On day one we restructured the company for the long term positioning of the company. For the 4 years they owned us [we had] a strong board structure with influence, but I felt I ran the company the entire time…. They are trying to help you fundamentally build value. I viewed Thoma Bravo as one of the best coaches I’ve ever had; my sales manager and CFO would say the same thing."

JIM JOHNSON, CEO,

TRIPWIRE, INC.

"You have lived up to ALL your promises and significantly exceeded my expectations in our working relationship…a pretty rare thing these days. So thanks…for a wonderful partnership, the countless hours, the passion and unbelievable financial and analytical acuity…, the sage advice, counsel and kick in the pants when warranted."

MARK BISHOF, CEO,

FLEXERA SOFTWARE, INC.

The strategy behind creating more value:

BUY-AND-BUILD

Managing Partner Lee Mitchell discusses the evolution of the buy-and-build strategy.

From its roots in consolidation investing, here's how the buy-and-build strategy has evolved with Thoma Bravo over the years.

ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE & TECHNOLOGY FOCUS

Why software is an ideal buy-and-build investment. Hear it from Founding Partner, Carl Thoma.

Key ingredients make the buy-and-build strategy work, thanks to the supply and demand of global software consumption.

Strategic Partnerships

Our focus on technology leaders helps us create more leaders.

Applying proven operational metrics and best practices across our portfolio opens new opportunities for growth, whether this growth is measured in margin or reach. It's an eye-opening process that is engaged in and embraced by the management teams that we have been so fortunate to work with along the way.

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