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Thoma Bravo's Behind the Deal

Thoma Bravo’s Behind the Deal podcast takes you behind the scenes of one of the largest software investors in the world. You'll hear the strategies and stories behind building Thoma Bravo’s portfolio of innovative, industry-leading software and technology companies. Presented by Orlando Bravo, “Wall Street’s best dealmaker” (Forbes), each episode offers a first-person account from the deal leads and CEOs that forged some of the largest software acquisitions at Thoma Bravo to date, and how they partnered together to innovate and grow those companies.
Go ‘behind the deal’ to learn how these deals came together, gaining insight on how Thoma Bravo helps great companies do even greater things.
Head to www.thomabravo.com/behindthedeal for information on the podcast, show notes, and more.

How Carl Thoma and Orlando Bravo Built the Largest Tech Buyout Firm

Thoma Bravo's Behind the Deal

  • 310 views
  • 2 months ago
  • 37:53

On the season finale of Behind the Deal, Co-Founders and Managing Partners Orlando Bravo and Carl Thoma sit down to discuss how they built Thoma Bravo into the world’s largest tech-focused buyout firm. Orlando interviews his mentor, Carl, to get his perspective on the evolution of private equity over his nearly 50-year career in the industry. The Co-Founders discuss their partnership and relive the moments, strategies, successes (and a few failures) that made their firm and their relationship one of the best deals both have ever done. For more information on Thoma Bravo's Behind the Deal, visit https://www.thomabravo.com/behindthedeal Learn more about Thoma Bravo: https://www.thomabravo.com/

Beyond the SailPoint Partnership with Seth Boro, Mark McClain and Matt Mills

Thoma Bravo's Behind the Deal

  • 290 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 13:31

In this Beyond the Deal mini-sode, Thoma Bravo Managing Partner Seth Boro sits down with SailPoint’s CEO and Founder Mark McClain and President of Worldwide Field Operations Matt Mills to talk about the effects of AI on identity security, being acquired by Thoma Bravo not once but twice, and what it was like to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. For more information on Thoma Bravo's Behind the Deal, visit https://www.thomabravo.com/behindthedeal Learn more about Thoma Bravo: https://www.thomabravo.com/ Visit SailPoint’s website: https://www.sailpoint.com/

Revisiting How Thoma Bravo Took Sailpoint Public and Then Private Again

Thoma Bravo's Behind the Deal

  • 310 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 30:16

SailPoint Co-Founder and CEO Mark McClain speaks with Thoma Bravo Managing Partner Seth Boro about forging a relationship that led to Thoma Bravo’s first ever IPO of a portfolio company, and then a second acquisition of SailPoint just a few years later. The conversation covers the cutting edge work SailPoint is doing in identity security, as well as the inside experience of partnering with a Private Equity firm. Behind the Deal is rereleasing this favorite from the archives alongside a brand new episode of Beyond the Deal next week with Mark, Seth, and SailPoint’s President of Worldwide Field Operations Matt Mills. For more information on Thoma Bravo's Behind the Deal, visit https://www.thomabravo.com/behindthedeal Learn more about Thoma Bravo: https://www.thomabravo.com/ Visit SailPoint’s website: https://www.sailpoint.com/

How Nasdaq's Acquisition of Adenza is Disrupting Fintech and Modernizing Markets

Thoma Bravo's Behind the Deal

  • 450 views
  • 5 months ago
  • 41:41

Thoma Bravo Managing Partner Holden Spaht and Nasdaq's Chair and CEO Adena Friedman take listeners behind Nasdaq’s multi-billion dollar acquisition of Adenza, a provider of mission-critical risk management and regulatory software to the financial services industry. Holden shares Thoma Bravo's approach to building Adenza by merging and integrating two market leaders, Calypso Technology and AxiomSL, at the height of the pandemic.  Holden and Adena also discuss how the acquisition of Adenza is positioned to accelerate Nasdaq's transformation and strategic vision to become the trusted fabric of the world’s financial system. For more information on Thoma Bravo's Behind the Deal, visit https://www.thomabravo.com/behindthedeal Learn more about Thoma Bravo: https://www.thomabravo.com/ Visit Nasdaq's website: https://www.nasdaq.com/

Beyond the Dynatrace Partnership with Chip Virnig and John Van Siclen

Thoma Bravo's Behind the Deal

  • 450 views
  • 5 months ago
  • 08:25

In this Beyond the Deal mini-sode, Thoma Bravo Partner Chip Virnig and former CEO of Dynatrace John Van Siclen talk about some of the more rewarding challenges they’ve faced, the long steady process of learning patience, the excitement that comes with an IPO, and how to know when it’s time to step away. For more information on Thoma Bravo's Behind the Deal, visit https://www.thomabravo.com/behindthedeal Learn more about Thoma Bravo: https://www.thomabravo.com/ Visit Dynatrace’s website: https://www.dynatrace.com/

How a Complex Carveout Led to Dynatrace Disrupting Itself and Then an Entire Industry

Thoma Bravo's Behind the Deal

  • 440 views
  • 5 months ago
  • 43:35

Thoma Bravo Partner Chip Virnig goes behind the deal with Dynatrace: how it started, the complexities of the transaction, and the areas of value creation the Thoma Bravo team focused on throughout the partnership. From the initial carve-out to an IPO that saw Thoma Bravo’s team ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange, the Dynatrace deal was never easy. Joining Chip in the studio, former Dynatrace CEO John Van Siclen gives his perspective on the growth in enterprise software as a 40-year industry veteran. Dynatrace first stood out as a leader in SaaS when the Thoma Bravo team realized the massive potential of cloud infrastructure, and successfully predicted an industry-wide disruptive shift in that direction. The acquisition became a fascinating case study, borrowing multiple strategies from the Thoma Bravo playbook - such as operational improvements on day one, backing existing management, and transforming the business to a SaaS-based model -  and deploying them all on the same deal. For more information on Thoma Bravo's Behind the Deal, visit https://www.thomabravo.com/behindthedeal Learn more about Thoma Bravo: https://www.thomabravo.com/ Visit Dynatrace's website: https://www.dynatrace.com/