Thoma Bravo and its predecessor firms have been providing equity and strategic and operating support to promising businesses and their management teams for more than 30 years. Our investment strategy is based on the concept of “industry consolidation” or “buy and build” investing which creates value through operational improvements, internal expansion, and the strategic use of acquisitions to accelerate earnings growth. This approach was first developed and proven by one of Thoma Bravo’s predecessor firms and has been applied and refined by the Thoma Bravo partners over many years, across many different industries, and through various business cycles and investment climates.
Chicago, US
Size (employees)
83 (est)+4%
Thoma Bravo was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Chicago, US
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Thoma Bravo Office Locations

Thoma Bravo has offices in Chicago and San Francisco
Chicago, US (HQ)
4350 300 N LaSalle St
San Francisco, US
Transamerica Pyramid 600 Montgomery St
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Thoma Bravo Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
LogRhythm Inc June 01, 2018
Nintex February 09, 2018
Barracuda Networks (1 k)November 27, 2017$1.60 b
ABC Financial November 08, 2017
Frontline Education (514)August 06, 2017
Qlik Technologies (3 k)June 02, 2016$3 b
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Thoma Bravo News and Updates

Thoma Bravo completes Barracuda Networks acquisition

Thoma Bravo has closed its previously announced buyout of Barracuda Networks Inc, a provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions. The deal is valued at $1.6 billion. Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and UBS Investment Bank served as financial advisers to Thoma Bravo on the transactio…

Thoma Bravo to buy Motus and Runzheimer

Thoma Bravo has agreed to acquire Motus and Runzheimer and merge them to form a vehicle management and reimbursement platform. No financial terms were disclosed. Canaccord Genuity Inc. served as financial adviser to Thoma Bravo and Motus on the deal while Robert W. Baird & Co. did likewise for R…

Thoma Bravo acquires Frontline Education

Thoma Bravo has acquired Frontline Education, a provider of administrative and HR software solutions for educational organizations. No financial terms were disclosed. As a result of the deal, Insight Venture Partners will retain a minority stake in Frontline. Willkie, Farr & Gallagher LLP and Co…

Thoma Bravo to sell Sparta Systems to New Mountain

New Mountain Capital will acquire Hamilton, New Jersey-based Sparta Systems, a provider of cloud and on-premise quality management software. The seller is Thoma Bravo. No financial terms were disclosed. Lazard served as exclusive financial adviser to Sparta on the transaction while William Blair &am…

Thoma Bravo buys Continuum from Summit Partners

Thoma Bravo LLC said June 14 that it has acquired Continuum. Financial terms weren’t announced. Summit Partners was the seller. Continuum, of Boston, is a global IT management platform for managed IT service providers. Goldman Sachs and Carlyle Group provided the debt financing. Lazard acted as fina…

Managed services provider Continuum snapped up by private-equity firm Thoma Bravo

Remote monitoring and management startup Continuum Managed Services LLC has been acquired for an undisclosed price by Thoma Bravo LLC, a private equity investment firm with a taste for investing in enterprise and security startups. Founded in 2011, Continuum offers a cloud-based platform that allows…
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