Thoma Bravo

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.
Company Growth (employees)
Chicago, US
Size (employees)
77 (est)+6%
Thoma Bravo was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Chicago, US

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

Thoma Bravo Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Thoma Bravo Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Qlik TechnologiesJune 02, 2016$3 b

Traffic Overview of Thoma Bravo

Thoma Bravo Online and Social Media Presence

Thoma Bravo News and Updates

Intel and John McAfee settle lawsuits over antivirus pioneer’s right to use his name on other products

(Reuters) — John McAfee, the creator of eponymous antivirus computer software, has settled a lawsuit against Intel over his right to use his name on other projects after the chipmaker bought his former company. U.S. District Judge Paul Oetken in Manhattan dismissed McAfee’s September 2016 lawsuit an…

Pandora becomes the latest tech company to turn to private equity

 If you haven’t being paying attention, private equity firms love them some technology companies. According to new Pitchbook data, one-fifth of all U.S. private equity deals in the first quarter of this year centered on companies in the IT sector. The streaming music service Pandora is reportedly ta…

The enterprise strikes back

 For startups working to sell to large corporations, their investors and their tens of thousands of employees, it’s welcome news. A confluence of factors may make 2017 fertile ground for tech offerings. The stock market is at record highs, last year’s IPO crop such as it was is outperforming the pre…

Permira’s Brian Ruder on private equity’s attraction to tech — and where he’s shopping now

 For the last couple of years, private equity firms have been buying up public software companies that had fallen out of favor with investors. In fact, many of the top software deals in the U.S. last year were take-private transactions. Just three of them included the visual analytics company Qlik T…

With $6B in deals in 2016, ID management is a hot sector you may have missed

 What technology is popular with acquirers, helps save enterprises from expensive breaches, and could even curtail the third-leading cause of death? If you answered identity management, congratulations. That’s the takeaway from a Crunchbase analysis of the identity management space, performed in the…

The year in analytics

 Well, 2016 is officially in the past. Between the election drama, the stock markets tossing and turning, celebrities moving on and Harambe, it was a doozy. Read More
Show more

Thoma Bravo Company Life and Culture

You may also be interested in