How Orlando Bravo Helped Build the World’s Largest Software Buyout Firm
In the Season One finale of Thoma Bravo’s Behind The Deal, Thoma Bravo Partner Andrew Almeida connects with Thoma Bravo Founder and Managing Partner Orlando Bravo who shares his stories of success and trial and error in building Thoma Bravo.
How AppOmni Seized the SaaS Security Market Opportunity
AppOmni is a leader in securing SaaS applications. In this episode, Thoma Bravo Partner Tre Sayle talks with AppOmni Co-founder and CEO Brendan O’Connor about how AppOmni has tripled in size in the year since their partnership with Thoma Bravo began.
How a Merger Helped Veriforce Grow to Five Times Its Size
Veriforce is a global provider of contract management software for industrial markets. In this episode, Thoma Bravo Partner Hudson Smith speaks with Veriforce CEO Colby Lane about how Veriforce expanded to almost five times its original size in under five years by an acquisition process that brought Veriforce together with PEC Safety.
How Circle CVI - a Niche Category Leader in Healthcare - Has Grown with Private Equity
Circle CVI is the global leader in cardiac imaging solutions used by some of the world’s leading hospitals and physicians. In this episode, Thoma Bravo Partner Carl Press speaks with Co-Founder and CEO Greg Ogrodnick about how Thoma Bravo backed Circle CVI, a category leader in a small but very growing category of healthcare, and how their one year partnership has flourished as a result.
How Quorum Overcame Adversity Through Private Equity
Quorum’s suite of software solutions for the oil, gas, and renewable energy sectors is designed to cover each area of their business - from planning, operations, accounting, measurement, transportation, and logistics. Thoma Bravo Partner Tara Gadgil speaks with former Quorum CEO Gene Austin about their partnership and how they weathered the storm of the global pandemic by continuing to invest in their product and serve it’s customers effectively in a difficult time.
Thoma Bravo Managing Partner Holden Spaht tells the story of how CEO Noel Goggin turned Conga into a market leader for commercial operations transformation by focusing on company culture and customers.
How Majesco Brings The Speed of Private Equity to Transform The Insurance Business
Majesco is a leader in providing technology and software solutions for the life, property, and casualty insurance business. In this episode, Thoma Bravo Senior Partner A.J. Rohde speaks with Majesco CEO Adam Elster about how the company partnered with Thoma Bravo to use the speed of private equity to expedite the digitization of the insurance industry.
Apryse is a leading provider of document processing technology for developers and enterprises. On this episode of Thoma Bravo’s Behind The Deal, Apryse CEO Cassidy Smirnow and Thoma Bravo Operating Partner Kristin Weston reflect on how Cassidy has led the company through a total rebrand and has achieved accelerated growth with high margins as a result.
SailPoint Co-Founder and CEO Mark McClain speaks with Thoma Bravo Managing Partner Seth Boro about how they forged a relationship that led to Thoma Bravo’s first ever IPO of a portfolio company, and eventually acquiring SailPoint twice over the course of a decade.
Thoma Bravo Managing Partner Scott Crabill details how ABC Fitness quadrupled their client base after Thoma Bravo acquired the fitness technology company in 2018, and then discusses how ABC’s go-to-market strategy was transformed and taken to the next level with ABC Fitness CEO Bill Davis.
My Guest today is , co-founder and Managing Partner of leading private equity firm, Thoma Bravo. Thoma Bravo manages over $90bn of assets and is best known for investing in software and technology businesses.
Our conversation covers Orlando's background, early investment lessons, and approach around management, analytics, and collaborative culture.
Aug 2021 -
From 'Ground Floor' to Managing Partner
Holden Spaht discusses how he built his carrer at a major private equity firm, software as a unique sector focus, the benefits (or not) of an engineering degree, and the prevalence of tennis talent at his firm.
Jan 2021 -
The Latino Majority
The Latino Majority podcast showcases the trailblazers of our nation's emerging majority—a group that is growing in its multicultural makeup, embracing diversity, and empowered by the Latino community. Orlando Bravo credits his meteoric rise in software acquisitions to his Puerto Rican upbringing.
Aug 2023 -
20VC – Orlando Bravo
20VC operates at the intersection of venture capital and media. In this episode, Thoma Bravo Founder & Managing Partner Orlando Bravo discusses tech private equity trends, The New Normal, Thoma Bravo‘s investment strategy, and his view on risk, wealth and parenting.
Feb 2023 -
Tech Disruptors – Holden Spaht
Tech Disruptors by Bloomberg Intelligence features conversations with thought leaders and management teams on disruptive trends. In this episode, Thoma Bravo Managing Partner Holden Spaht discusses trends in the enterprise software market that led to Thoma Bravo's prolific recent acquisition history.
Jan 2023 -
Behind the Buyouts – Carl Press
The Deal podcast network brings The Deal’s award winning coverage in M&A, activist investing, private equity and restructuring to the airwaves. In this episode, Thoma Bravo Partner Carl Press discusses the the firm's Explore fund, its middle market playbook and the fund's symbiotic relationship with the Discover and Flagship funds.
Dec 2022 -
Private Equity Deals with Capital Allocators – Scott Crabill
The Capital Allocators podcast launched in 2017 to explore best practices in the asset management industry. In this episode, Thoma Bravo Managing Partner Scott Crabill discusses portfolio company RealPage, including competitive positioning and differentiators, as well as deal dynamics and the first year of ownership.
Sept 2022 -
The Exchange – Seth Boro
The Exchange is a regular conversation with some of the most influential movers and shakers in business and markets. In this episode, Thoma Bravo Managing Partner Seth Boro discusses tech valuations and PE investing during changing market dynamics.
Aug 2022 -
Growth Investor – Tre Sayle
GrowthCap speaks with Investors, Entrepreneurs and Executives to uncover insights and strategies for accelerating growth and succeeding in business. In this episode, Thoma Bravo Partner Tre Sayle, a GrowthCap Top 25 Software Investor, shares insights on the firm's growth investment strategy.
Jun 2022 -
In Search of Excellence – Orlando Bravo
In Search of Excellence educates and motivates listeners to be their best. In this episode, Thoma Bravo Founder & Managing Partner Orlando Bravo discusses his path to excellence and shares insights on family, work ethic, competitive sports, partnership, and determination in software and technology.
Mar 2022 -
Salt Talks – Orlando Bravo
Salt is a global thought leadership forum at the intersection of finance, technology and public policy. In this episode, Thoma Bravo Founder & Managing Partner Orlando Bravo discusses software investing, competitive advantages, philanthropy, and his path in PE software investing over 20+ years.
Mar 2022 -
Invest Like the Best – Orlando Bravo
Invest Like the Best explores ideas and stories of people to help listeners better invest their time and money. In this episode, Thoma Bravo Founder & Managing Partner Orlando Bravo discusses the art of software investing, operating excellence, Web3 and cybersecurity, and he offers advice to young PE talent.
Dec 2021 -
Privcap – Holden Spaht
The Privcap Podcast features in-depth conversations with experts from across private equity and institutional real estate investing. In this episode, Thoma Bravo Managing Partner Holden Spaht discusses how he built his career at a major private equity firm, software as a unique sector focus, the benefits (or not) of an engineering degree, and the prevalence of tennis talent at his firm.
Dec 2021 -
Capital Allocators – Orlando Bravo
The Capital Allocators podcast launched in 2017 to explore best practices in the asset management industry. In this episode, Thoma Bravo Founder & Managing Partner Orlando Bravo shares his background, early investment lessons and investment philosophy, as well as his thoughts on partnership, philanthropy, and more.
Aug 2021 -
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