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Company Overview of Thoma Bravo, LLC

Company Overview

Thoma Bravo LLC is a private equity firm specializing in recapitalizations, roll-overs of a portion of existing equity, management buy-outs, growth equity, industry consolidation, acquisitions, buy and build, and take-private transactions. It does not invest in start-ups and distressed businesses. It seeks to invest in business services, enterprise and infrastructure software, application software, technology enabled services, education, distribution, financial services, and consumer goods and services. In the business services sector, the firm invests in financial services, information services, and transaction processing. In education, it prefers to invest in post secondary education; earl...

300 North LaSalle Street

Suite 4350

Chicago, IL 60654

United States

Founded in 1998





Key Executives for Thoma Bravo, LLC

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Age: 65
Chief Financial Officer
Managing Partner
Age: 44
Managing Partner
Managing Partner
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Thoma Bravo, LLC Key Developments

Thoma Bravo, LLC Promotes Robert 'Tre' Sayle as Partner

Thoma Bravo, LLC has promoted Robert 'Tre' Sayle to partner. Sayle joined Thoma Bravo in 2005 and was most recently a principal in the firm's San Francisco office.

Thoma Bravo Reportedly To Sell Blue Coat

Thoma Bravo, LLC is reportedly exploring the sale of Blue Coat Systems Inc., according to three sources close to the situation. Thoma Bravo is expected to pick Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to lead the sale. According to one of the source, Blue Coat has already received interest from private equity firms and large tech vendors. The possible buyers could be Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) and International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). According to Reuters, Thoma Bravo, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Oracle declined to comment and Blue Coat did not respond to requests for comment.

Thoma Bravo Reportedly Seeks To Sell LANDesk And Hyland

Thoma Bravo, LLC is exploring a sale of two of its portfolio companies, LANDesk Software, Inc. and Hyland Software, Inc., which could collectively be worth more than $2 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Thoma Bravo is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) to explore a sale of Hyland, which could be worth more than $1.2 billion based on annual earnings, before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of around $80 million, the people said. Thoma Bravo is also exploring a sale of LANDesk that also has EBITDA of around $80 million and could fetch up to 10 times that amount, the people said. The people asked not to be identified because the sale processes are confidential. According to Reuters, Thoma Bravo declined to comment, while Hyland, LANDesk and Goldman Sachs did not respond to requests for comment.

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