Vista Equity Partners purchases PeopleAdmin

By Nicel Jane Avellana

Mar 28, 2014 11:43 AM EDT

Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners has bought PeopleAdmin Inc, a statement about the acquisition said. Financial details about the acquisition were not disclosed. The financial advisor to PeopleAdmin for this transaction was Lazard, according to the statement.

PeopleAdmin Inc was established in 2000 to give software-as-a-service or SaaS talent management solutions that are geared for institutions of higher learning as well as government organizations. Its solutions, now being used by over 700 organizations and 30% of 2,000 institutions of higher education in the US, are able to provide efficient, compliant and defensible talent management processes. Its platform is user-friendly and flexible enough to make the most out of workflows even in very complex and regulated industries, the statement said.

PeopleAdmin Chief Executive Officer Susanne Bowen said in the statement, "We are excited to partner with Vista as we look to accelerate our growth and continue to provide valuable solutions to our clients. We share a similar vision for the company, and Vista's software expertise and focus will enable us to continue to scale and serve our clients and invest in our best-in-class product suite."

Based in the US, Vista Equity Partners has more than $7 billion in committed capital. It invests in technology-based companies that are dynamic and steered by quality management teams that have a long-term perspective. As a value-added investor, Vista Equity also helps companies get attain their full potential by providing professional expertise and multi-level support, the statement said.

Vista Equity Partners Foundation Fund Principal Patrick Severson said in the statement about the company's most recent acquisition, "PeopleAdmin has a history of delivering truly unique and mission-critical value to its clients. By combining our resources and expertise with the great team at PeopleAdmin, we see a tremendous opportunity to fuel the next stage of growth and help clients hire, develop and retain some of their greatest assets: their people."

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