Thoma Bravo is one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in the United States. Thoma Bravo and its predecessor firms have been providing equity and strategic and operating support to promising businesses and their management teams for more than 30 years.
Our investment strategy is based on the concept of “industry consolidation” or “buy and build” investing which creates value through operational improvements, internal expansion, and the strategic use of acquisitions to accelerate earnings growth. This approach was first developed and proven by one of Thoma Bravo’s predecessor firms and has been applied and refined by the Thoma Bravo partners over many years, across many different industries, and through various business cycles and investment climates.
Our investment process involves identifying and becoming deeply knowledgeable about industry sectors which are fragmented and consolidating and then investing in businesses in those sectors that can grow both organically and by acquiring and integrating similar businesses. We apply our investment strategy and process across multiple industries, currently with a particular focus on application and infrastructure software, business and financial services, education, and media.
We are able to structure transactions to meet the needs of business owners and executives in many different circumstances, including take-private transactions, buy-outs, management buy-outs, recapitalizations, roll-overs of a portion of existing equity, and growth equity investments.
With offices in Chicago and San Francisco, we invest principally in the United States, but consider opportunities globally as well.
Thoma Bravo partners have an average of almost 20 years of private equity experience, much of which has been gained working together. We also have close working relationships with expert operating and finance executives (some of whom join us as Operating Partners), due diligence professionals, experienced board members and the leading legal and accounting firms in the private equity industry.
The companies in which we invest typically are well-established, profitable businesses run by management teams who recognize that partnering with an experienced private equity investor like Thoma Bravo can provide the capital and strategic and operational support that will allow their business to grow more rapidly, become a leader and consolidator in its industry and create more value for its shareholders.