Thoma Bravo has raised more than $22.8 billion across three funds. Thoma Bravo Fund XIV raised $17.8 billion, Thoma Bravo Discover Fund III secured $3.9 billion and Thoma Bravo Explore Fund closed at $1.1 billion. The funds’ investors include sovereign wealth funds, public pension funds, multinational corporations, insurance companies, fund-of-funds, endowments, foundations and family offices. The new funds will invest in software and tech companies. Kirkland & Ellis served as legal advisor for the funds.
SAN FRANCISCO and CHICAGO, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors, today announced the completion of fundraising for three funds totaling more than $22.8 billion in capital commitments: Thoma Bravo Fund XIV, a $17.8 billion fund, Thoma Bravo Discover Fund III, a $3.9 billion fund, and Thoma Bravo Explore Fund, a $1.1 billion fund (the “Funds”). Each fund reached its hard-cap and was significantly oversubscribed. These closings bring Thoma Bravo’s assets under management to more than $70 billion, and the new funds significantly enhance the firm’s capacity to invest in high quality software and technology companies around the world.
“We are grateful to our investors for their tremendous support and their continued confidence in our investment strategy,” said Orlando Bravo, a founder and managing partner at Thoma Bravo. “Over the last 20 years, and over the course of more than 260 transactions, we’ve seen firsthand how well software can perform with the right investment and operational guidance. These three new funds position us to continue executing on our investment approach of buying high quality software companies with experienced management teams, loyal customers and strong product offerings, to accelerate their growth and innovation.”
Thoma Bravo Fund XIV is expected to target large equity investments and is the largest flagship fund in the firm’s history; Thoma Bravo Discover Fund III is expected to make middle-market equity investments; and Thoma Bravo Explore Fund is expected to make lower middle-market equity investments. The Funds received strong support from Thoma Bravo’s network of investors including sovereign wealth funds, public pension funds, multinational corporations, insurance companies, fund-of-funds, endowments, foundations and family offices.
The Funds follow an active year for Thoma Bravo on both the buy and sell side, with investments and realizations representing over $20 billion in combined enterprise value, including the $11 billion sale of Ellie Mae to Intercontinental Exchange.
Thoma Bravo has a more than 20-year track record of partnering with management teams of software and technology companies to implement best practices, invest in growth initiatives and make accretive acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue and earnings with the goal of creating the company’s value. The firm has acquired more than 260 software companies across a range of industries, including healthcare IT, security, financial technology, infrastructure and applications. Today, the firm’s private equity software portfolio includes over 40 companies that generate approximately $15 billion of annual revenue and employ over 45,000 staff around the world.
“The accelerated digital transformation across all industries has underscored how essential software is for commerce and business continuity as well as its continued resilience,” said Jennifer James, managing director, head of investor relations and marketing at Thoma Bravo. “Our investors recognize that our deep experience and track record in enterprise software have positioned us to take advantage of these industry dynamics and the opportunities in the market. As stewards of their capital, we greatly appreciate their support and look forward to applying our software expertise with a goal of continuing to drive successful outcomes for our investors.”
Kirkland & Ellis served as legal advisor for the Funds.
About Thoma Bravo, L.P.
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors. With more than $70 billion in assets under management, Thoma Bravo partners with a Company’s management team to implement operating best practices, invest in growth initiatives and make accretive acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue and earnings, with the goal of increasing the value of the business. The firm has offices in San Francisco and Chicago. For more information, visit www.thomabravo.com.