The Pulse of Private Equity – 4/24/2017

PE moves further into IT, software

Apr 24 2017 PitchBook

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Thoma Bravo, Vista Equity Partners and Silver Lake used to be the paramount examples of the few notable PE firms making primarily tech and/or software plays. However, overall investment within the IT industry has grown significantly over the past several years, cresting to no less than one-fifth of all US PE transactions within the first quarter of 2017 alone. Software businesses made up 63.1% of all IT deals in 2016.