Buyout shop Thoma Bravo has promoted Robert Sayle to principal. Sayle joined Thoma Bravo as an associate in 2005 in the firm’s San Francisco office and was promoted to vice president in 2008.
Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, has promoted Robert Sayle to principal. Sayle joined Thoma Bravo as an associate in 2005 in the firm’s San Francisco office and was promoted to vice president in 2008.
“We are pleased to announce Robert’s promotion to principal,” said Orlando Bravo, a managing partner of Thoma Bravo. “Over the past seven years we have been impressed by Robert’s growth into a strategic leader and key player in the firm’s investment staff. He has played a critical role in a number of successful transactions, and we expect him to play an increasing role in the investment of our recently raised Fund X.”
Sayle’s prior experience includes positions at JP Morgan in New York and Hambrecht & Quist in San Francisco. Sayle has been instrumental in Thoma Bravo’s acquisition and development of software portfolio companies Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.; Entrust, Inc.; SonicWALL, Inc.; Infovista SA; LANDesk Software, Inc.; and Tripwire, Inc., and as a board member of all these companies. In addition, Sayle has been involved in the growth of Thoma Bravo portfolio companies Flexera Software, Inc.; and Vision Solutions, Inc.
Sayle graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics.
About Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm building on a 30+ year history of providing equity and strategic support to experienced management teams building growing companies. The firm has continued to apply the concept of industry consolidation investing, which seeks to create value through the strategic use of acquisitions to accelerate business growth. Thoma Bravo invests across multiple industries, with a particular focus in enterprise and infrastructure software and financial and business services, and works in partnership with management to implement its operating and consolidation expertise to build long-term value. The firm currently manages a series of private equity funds representing almost $4 billion of equity commitments. In software, Thoma Bravo has completed more than 47 add-on acquisitions across 21 platform companies with total annual earnings of approximately $1 billion.