Vista Equity Partners & AGDATA
In 2014, Vista Equity Partners (Vista) acquired AGDATA. Prior to Vista’s investment, AGDATA had been in a four-year alliance with SFW Partners, a New York-based private equity firm. In 2016, Vista acquired on behalf of AGDATA, the data solutions company Focus Technology Group, to further expand its client base and reach.
“At a time when the industry increasingly looks to apply sophisticated analytics along the entire supply chain, ADGATA’s solutions, which have been built based on a history of deep customer relationships, provide insights that allow its customers to make better, faster and smarter decisions,” said Patrick Severson, a Principal at Vista at the time of the 2014 merger. Mr. Severson is now Senior Managing Director and sits on the Board of Directors for Vista Foundation Funds’ Investment Committee and AGDATA.
Since joining Vista, AGDATA has continued to expand investment in its systems and business infrastructure; and to refine its core software platform which provides insights and support at every step in the supply chain, ensuring customers can make informed, data-driven decisions.
About Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a leading investment firm which invests in enterprise software, data and technology-enabled companies across private equity, permanent capital, credit and public equity investment strategies. CEO and Chairman, Robert F. Smith, founded Vista in 2000, and since then, the firm has become a global market-leader with office locations in Austin, Chicago, New York City, Oakland and San Francisco. With a focus on operational excellence, Vista looks to build a team of people who are able to translate ideas into action, create a dynamic ecosystem of ideas that spark innovation, and provide the expertise for operations, management and growth across their portfolio of companies.
And Vista affirms the values AGDATA stands for, including insatiable curiosity, excellent communication and transformative and agile business practices. Vista companies like AGDATA from its track record of building sustainable pathways to scale technology companies to the next level and beyond. Vista shares stories of progress and innovation to inspire portfolio companies at www.vistaequitypartners.com and on YouTube.