Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm building on a 35+ year history of providing capital and strategic support to experienced management teams and growing companies.
Our investment strategy is based on the concept of “industry consolidation” or “buy and build” investing that is intended to create value through operational improvements, internal expansion and accretive acquisitions. Our first predecessor firm has been credited with originating this investment strategy in the 1980s, and Thoma Bravo’s partners have now refined and applied it over many years and through various business cycles and investment climates. Thoma Bravo has invested in many fragmented, consolidating industry sectors in the past, but has become known particularly for its history of successful investments in application, infrastructure and security software and technology-enabled services sectors, which now have been its investment focus for more than 15 years.
Thoma Bravo targets control equity investments in software and technology enabled services companies with strong recurring revenue led by experienced executives who recognize that partnering with Thoma Bravo can provide the capital, strategic and operational support that will help their business grow more rapidly, become a leader and consolidator in its industry, and create more value for all its shareholders. Thoma Bravo works in close partnership with a company’s management to implement its own operating best practices, invest in revenue growth initiatives and make strategic acquisitions to rapidly improve the company’s revenue, earnings and margins and increase equity value. Investments typically take the form of leveraged buyouts, take-private transactions and carve-outs of corporate divisions or operating units. With offices in Chicago and San Francisco, Thoma Bravo invests principally in the United States, but considers opportunities globally as well.
Thoma Bravo manages a series of private equity funds that include middle market funds and larger market “flagship” funds, together representing more than $20 billion of equity commitments, and recently formed its first credit fund to participate as a lender in its own and other leveraged transactions.