Vista Equity Partners’ Joint Investment in Aptean Partners


DLA Piper served as the legal advisor to TA Associates. Atlas Technology Group served as the financial advisor to Vista, and Kirkland & Ellis and Ropes & Gray served as legal advisors.

Aptean, a leading global provider of mission-critical, industry-specific enterprise software solutions, announced today that it will receive a joint investment from TA Associates (“TA”) and Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”). Together with Aptean’s executive management team, TA and Vista plan to accelerate Aptean’s growth as the company aims to continue providing best-in-class manufacturing ERP, supply chain and compliance solutions to its customers globally.

TA and Vista will be equal partners, each investing new equity to acquire Aptean from the separate Vista fund that initially invested in the company in 2012. Moving forward, the partnership between TA and Vista will provide Aptean with the benefits of two experienced investment partners, enabling the company to leverage TA’s global add-on acquisition origination and integration capabilities alongside Vista’s proven operational expertise with the aim of positioning Aptean for substantial organic and inorganic growth.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close during the second quarter of 2019.

The Ropes & Gray team was led by mergers & acquisitions partner Paul Scrivano (Picture) and private equity partner Eric Issadore.

Involved fees earner: Eric Issadore – Ropes & Gray; Paul Scrivano – Ropes & Gray;

Law Firms: Ropes & Gray;

Clients: Vista Equity Partners;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti