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As we move into a Masters weekend, First Read has news about top performing private equity shop Vista Equity, the potential beginning of a stock market crash and J.P. Morgan’s Blythe Masters is under investigation by federal regulators.

VC-backed Zero Turnaround hires new CFO

According to a blog post on its site, Zero Turnaround has named Roger Colvin as chief financial officer. Colvin is the co-founder of Bullhorn, a Boston human resources software company that was acquired by Vista Equity Partners in mid-2012. Zero Turnaround is a provider of software development tools. Its backers include Bain Capital Ventures and Western Technology Investment. To read the announcement, visit here.


Bain could earn 4x on Applied Systems – source

Bain Capital LLC stands to make more than 4x its invested capital when it completes the sale of insurance software maker Applied Systems Inc in a secondary sale to Hellman & Friedman LLC, a person with knowledge of the transaction told Buyouts.

TA Associates makes majority investment in Accruent

TA Associates has completed a majority investment in Accruent, a provider of real estate and facilities management software solutions. Existing investor Vista Equity Partners will retain a significant ownership position. Additional terms of the investment were not disclosed.

Vista completes Omnitracs aquisition

Vista Equity Partners has completed its acquisition of Omnitracs, formerly a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Omnitracs has also signed a definitive agreement to acquire Roadnet Technologies, a provider of fleet management software solutions for private fleets.


Oregon Pledge Sets Stage For Close of KKR Flagship Fund

With a $250 million follow-up commitment from the Oregon Investment Council, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co’s latest flagship fund is within reach of its $8 billion target, a fundraising goal the firm started pursuing nearly two and a half years ago, according to Buyouts, peHUB’s sister magazine…

Bregal Sagemount Makes Minority Investment in MicroEdge

MicroEdge has secured a minority investment from Bregal Sagemount. Existing investors Vista Equity Partners and the MicroEdge management team, led by CEO Preston McKenzie, will retain majority ownership. Additional terms were not disclosed. MicroEdge is a provider of software and services to the giving community worldwide.

Frontier Capital Sells Lanyon to Vista Equity Partners

Frontier Capital has exited its investment in Lanyon, a provider of SaaS-based software solutions for the hospitality industry. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Lanyon provides software-as-a-service content and spend management solutions for corporations, hotels and travel intermediaries in the global hospitality industry. The company was acquired by Vista Equity Partners.

Madison Dearborn Invests in Aderant Holdings

Madison Dearborn Partners said Monday it has agreed to invest in Aderant Holdings. The sellers are Vista Equity Partners and company management, which will retain “significant” ownership positions. Financial terms weren’t announced. MDP is buying about half of Vista Equity’s and Aderant management’s stakes, the statement says. Atlanta-based Aderant provides business management software for law and professional services firms. BofA Merrill Lynch provided financial advice to MDP, while BMO Capital Markets and Marks Baughan advised Aderant and Vista.

ADP Sells Taxware Division to Vista Equity Partners

Automatic Data Processing has sold its taxware division to Vista Equity Partners, a private-equity firm focused on investments in software and technology-enabled services. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. Mooreland Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to ADP.

Vista Equity Acquires Bullhorn

Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners acquired Bullhorn, Inc. No terms were disclosed. Recruiting software developer Bullhorn will operate as a stand-alone company. PRESS RELEASE Bullhorn Inc. has been Acquired by Vista Equity Partners Acquisition to Accelerate Bullhorn’s Growth and Product Plans BOSTON, MA (June 14, 2012) ― Bullhorn, Inc., the market leading recruiting software […]

Misys Confirms Approach from Vista Equity Partners

Misys, the British banking software company that is in talks about merging with its Swiss peer Temenos, received a rival approach from Vista Equity Partners, Reuters reported Monday. The Financial Times had earlier on Monday reported that the private equity firm was lining up a 1.2 billion pounds ($1.9 billion) bid for the British company. […]

New York City Pensions Commit $880 Million to Four Funds

The New York City Bureau of Asset Management, which manages $115 billion in assets from the city’s five municipal pension funds, committed an impressive $880 million to four private equity funds, according to recent investment reports and a spokesman at the city comptroller’s office.

The largest of the four commitments was $300 million to Leonard Green & Partners‘ Green Equity Investors VI LP, a private equity fund with a $5 billion target. The Los Angeles-based consumer retail specialist is known for making investments in such high profile companies as Neiman Marcus, J. Crew, Whole Foods, Rite-Aid, Sports Authority, Petco and BJ’s Wholesale.

The fund has been on a fundraising tear…

Vista Equity Buys Thomson Reuters’ Risk Management Software Biz

Vista Equity Partners is acquiring Thomson Reuters‘ trade and risk management software business, which includes flagship product Kondor. Vista beat bids from other private equity firms including Cinven, Bridgepoint and Montagu Private Equity. The value of the sale was not disclosed, but the loan supporting the leveraged buyout is expected to be around $200 million, Reuters wrote. Thomson Reuters is the publisher of this blog.

Vista Equity Partners Buys Sage Healthcare Unit

Vista Equity Partners is paying $320 million to buy the healthcare unit of British software company Sage, Reuters reported. Sage will return all of the proceeds to shareholders through a share buyback program.

ADERANT To Buy CompuLaw

ADERANT, which is backed by Vista Equity Partners, has completed its buy of CompuLaw. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. Los Angeles-based CompuLaw provides automated court rules-based legal calendaring software. News of the deal was disclosed by Clear Capital Advisors, which provided financial advice to CompuLaw.

Slideshow: 5 Top Strategic Buyers Of Sponsor-Backed Companies

Corporations and other strategic buyers are presenting buyout shops with serious competition in today’s heated market, but they’re also supplying a rich source of exits, according to the Buyouts cover story, published June 20. As of June 13, strategic buyers around the world bought 15,825 companies, including full or partial stakes, with a combined value […]

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