Vista Equity Partners Acquires 7Park Data to Accelerate Growth in Data Analytics Market
NEW YORK, December 11, 2018-- 7Park Data (“7Park”), a provider of data analytics software and leading performance indicators to the world’s most sophisticated Institutional Investment Firms and Fortune 500 companies, today announced it has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), the leading investment firm focused on software, data, and technology-enabled businesses. The transaction will provide significant resources for 7Park to continue its growth trajectory, accelerate product and technology innovation, enter new customer verticals and execute strategic acquisitions.
Headquartered in New York City, 7Park joins Vista with strong momentum and significant market opportunity as business leaders and investors increasingly look to leverage additional data sources and advanced analytics to better inform their decision making and strategies. 7Park works with more than 150 firms worldwide and provides customers with a growing suite of software services and data products.
“Vista’s track record of accelerating growth and innovation while maximizing operational effectiveness at technology companies is truly unmatched.” said Brian Lichtenberger, Founder and CEO of 7Park Data. “Our partnership with Vista will enable us to realize the fullest vision for 7Park as the industry leader in data analytics, one of the most dynamic and fastest moving markets globally.”
The investment pairs Vista’s experience and operational expertise working with high-growth technology companies with 7Park’s leading market position and innovative technology. Vista’s partnership will enable 7Park to accelerate investment in its proprietary software, enter new markets, and expand its team. Additionally, 7Park will explore new partnerships with data sources and enterprise businesses to unlock value from their unique data assets and capitalize on existing commercial opportunities.
“Data is the currency driving the digital economy, and companies across industries are increasingly leveraging data to inform their own operations and create value for their customers,” said Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. “7Park’s mission critical solutions powered by cutting edge AI and ML technology transform raw data, empowering companies to make better decisions, deliver insights to their customers, generate new revenue streams and compete effectively in evolving global markets.”
Financial terms have not been disclosed. Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Morrison Foerster LLP served as legal advisors to Vista. 7Park’s financial and legal advisers were Raymond James Financial and Goodwin Procter LLP, respectively.
About 7Park Data
7Park Data transforms data to revolutionize business decisions. Leveraging machine learning, entity extraction and linking, and predictive models, we transform unstructured information into contextualized Leading Performance Indicators for thousands of public and private companies. Our clients are the most sophisticated investment firms and Fortune 500 corporations who depend on 7Park Data to guide benchmarking, forecasting and product development. 7Park Data offers the Avenue Suite, a collection of dashboards providing clients and partners with on-demand access to our report library, commentary from domain experts, and custom queries and visualizations. Our Analytics Services transform unstructured data, using proprietary software to organize, normalize, and model data assets to accelerate your business. 7Park Data was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in New York City. For more information, please visit www.7ParkData.com.
About Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a U.S.-based investment firm with offices in Austin, Chicago, New York City, Oakland, and San Francisco with more than $44 billion in cumulative capital commitments. Vista exclusively invests in software, data, and technology-enabled organizations led by world-class management teams. As a value-added investor with a long-term perspective, Vista contributes professional expertise and multi-level support towards companies to realize their full potential. Vista’s investment approach is anchored by a sizable long-term capital base, experience in structuring technology-oriented transactions, and proven management techniques that yield flexibility and opportunity. For more information, please visit www.vistaequitypartners.com
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