Courtaboeuf Cedex (Paris), France; Herndon, Virginia, USA
InfoVista is a Paris-based leading provider of service performance assurance solutions for IP-based network and application services. InfoVista’s unified network performance management and application performance management platform equips about 80% of the world’s largest network operators and many global enterprises to provide a high-quality user experience end-to-end while keeping operational costs as low as possible. During its almost five years of ownership of InfoVista, Thoma Bravo worked closely with the company’s management to improve sales, marketing and research and development efficiency and productivity, all in a manner consistent with applicable French work rule restrictions. Thoma Bravo also assisted the company in making three highly strategic acquisitions that had the effect of substantially increasing revenue and creating future growth opportunities. In 2016, the company was sold to Apax Partners, a leading European private equity investor in a transaction that resulted in a gross multiple on the investment of more than 3x and a gross IRR of about 29% on a constant currency basis.