Vista Equity Partners
A recent issue of Buyouts featured the most successful 2007-vintage buyout funds, which included the likes of Vista Equity Partners. In fact, in a list of the best performing such funds for the 2000s, the magazine ranked Vista Equity Partners at the very top for its year. The magazine credited the firm’s wise investments, directed by Chief Executive Officer Robert F. Smith, in software and technology enterprises, which garnered it a more than 33 percent internal rate of return and institutional support from the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System. The article also includes top performers for the years between 2000 and 2006. Further, the piece judges the most prominent private equity firms, such as Apollo Management, Bain Capital, and the Blackstone Group. In analyzing these firms, the article takes into account median internal rates of return and median multiples. Buyouts magazine furnishes the kind of accurate business intelligence demanded by professionals in the investment industry. Each issue, produced two times a week, includes information on matters ranging from capital sourcing to leveraged lending trend analysis.