Hg, TA Associates, Vista Equity Partners, Insight Venture and Thoma Bravo continue to lead the charts in technology related private equity investments. Together they invested in over 150 companies. Last year stood out as one of the most active investment years for technology.
The general theme was investment in technology companies which have become mature users of data analytics, artificial intelligence and data gathering processes to help their customers improve their operations significantly. These are companies that were early adopters of cloud-based technologies and were able to disrupt their respective markets by leveraging a first mover advantage.
No sector has been hotter for PE in recent years, though, than IT. So, using data from the Global League Tables report, let's take a closer look at the top five firms on last year's list of the most active investors in the space (deal count in parentheses):