Thoma Bravo Announces Close Of Flagship Fund XIII

$12.6 Billion Fund to Focus on Investing in Enterprise Software Companies


CHICAGO and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 29, 2019 — Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, today announced that it has completed fundraising for Thoma Bravo Fund XIII, its latest flagship fund to date. Fund XIII closed at $12.6 billion, reaching its hard-cap, and was significantly oversubscribed. Fund XIII is the largest pool of capital raised to invest in enterprise software companies. It will enable Thoma Bravo to continue to pursue its proven investment approach of owning and building high quality software companies. Fund XIII received strong support from Thoma Bravo’s diverse network of investors, including sovereign wealth funds, public pension funds, multinational corporations, insurance companies, fund-of-funds, endowments, foundations and family offices.

“Thoma Bravo was built around partnership and trust. Our firm has a long history and proven track record of bringing innovation and growth to our software companies,” said Orlando Bravo, a managing partner at Thoma Bravo. “The number and size of private equity investment opportunities in enterprise software and technology is expanding. Our firm’s investment and operating philosophy continues to deliver excellent operating results for our companies. We would like to thank our limited partners for their ongoing support and choosing us as their long-term partner in this exciting sector.” 

Fund XIII comes after an active and successful year for the firm, which included 12 investments and the close of a $2.4 billion mid-market focused fund, Discover II. Since 2003, Thoma Bravo has completed over 200 software and technology acquisitions (over 60 platform companies and over 140 add-ons) with an aggregate value of about $57 billion.

Thoma Bravo, a pioneer of the “buy and build” investment strategy, has been at the forefront of a new era of private equity investments in the technology sector. By focusing on companies that have experienced management teams, loyal customers and strong product offerings, Thoma Bravo has built a 35-year track record of helping companies drive innovation and long-term value by implementing operating best practices, investing in growth initiatives and making strategic acquisitions.