||It has been suggested that this article be merged into Thoma Cressey Bravo. (Discuss) Proposed since December 2011.|
|Private Ownership, Limited liability company|
|Founder||Carl Thoma, Orlando Bravo, Scott Crabill, Lee Mitchell |
|Headquarters||Chicago, Illinois, United States
San Francisco, California, United States
|Products||Investments, private equity funds|
|Total assets||$3.6 billion|
Number of employees
Thoma Bravo is a private equity firm specializing in investing in middle-market companies in fragmented and consolidating industries. The firm and its predecessor firms are generally credited with devising the concept of consolidating companies in fragmented industries, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Thoma Bravo's investment strategy and process was developed more than 30 years ago and more recently has been refined through a series of private equity investment funds representing almost $4 billion in committed capital.
Thoma Bravo has six partners: managing partners Orlando Bravo, Scott Crabill, Lee Mitchell and Carl Thoma, plus partners Seth Boro and Holden Spaht. Boro and Spaht were promoted to partner in January 2011.
The firm’s most recent fund, Thoma Bravo Fund X, closed in February 2012 with $1.25 billion of capital and is currently being invested in companies within application and infrastructure software, education and business services sectors.
Thoma Bravo Fund IX, closed in March 2009 with $822.5 million of capital.
• Thoma Bravo (official website)
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- Hoover’s Company Profiles: Thoma Bravo LLC. Answers.com, Retrieved March 23, 2011
- Thoma Bravo Team (Company Website). Retrieved March 23, 2011
- Thoma Bravo Promotes a Pair. PEHub.com, January 10, 2011
- Thoma Bravo Raises $1.25b for Fund X. The Deal, February 29, 2012
- Thoma Bravo Closes Book on Fund IX at $822.5m. Buyouts, March 30, 2009