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Vista Equity Prepares Next Private Equity Fund for Technology Acquisitions


Vista Equity Partners, the private equity firm that backs MSP-friendly technology companies Datto and LogicMonitor -- will soon open a virtual data room for its next fund to allow prospective investors access to documents related to the offering, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Vista Equity's anticipated move comes as multiple MSP- and security-savvy private equity firms such as Alpine Investors, Trinity Hunt Partners, Summit Partners and Thoma Bravo continue to make acquisitions and/or build new funds.

Vista Equity Partners Fund VIII LP: Preliminary Details

Vista Equity is considering a target range of $20 billion to $24 billion for Vista Equity Partners Fund VIII LP, and the new fund will target 18 to 25 investments with an average check size of $750 million, The Wall Street Journal added.

Vista Equity has extensive experience acquiring MSP- and SMB-focused technology companies. In addition to Datto, the private equity firm's key investments include:

  • Network security company Infoblox;
  • Apple device management software company Jamf;
  • IT monitoring software company LogicMonitor;
  • Identity and access management (IAM) company Ping;
  • small business CRM software company Pipedrive,

Private Equity for MSP-Focused Technology Companies

Multiple private equity funds specifically target MSPs or technology companies that sell security, data protection, IT management and automation software to MSPs. Newly or recently formed funds to note include:

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.