“Throughout his nine years at Thoma Bravo, Robert has proven to be a strong part of our successful investment team,” said Orlando Bravo, a managing partner at the firm. “His promotion is a testament to his hard work and success in helping to develop great portfolio companies and generate strong returns for our investors.”
Mr. Sayle’s prior experience includes positions at JP Morgan in New York and Hambrecht & Quist in San Francisco. Mr. Sayle has been instrumental in Thoma Bravo’s acquisition and development of software portfolio companies Embarcadero Technologies; Empirix; Entrust; InfoVista; LANDesk Software; Network Instruments; SonicWALL; and Tripwire, and as a board member of all these companies. In addition, Mr. Sayle has been involved in the growth of Thoma Bravo portfolio companies Flexera Software and Vision Solutions. Mr. Sayle graduated from Harvard University with a BA in economics.
“Robert has played a significant role in many of our most successful investments during the past several years,” said Scott Crabill, a managing partner at Thoma Bravo. “We are excited to promote him to partner as we build on the accomplishments of our past and current funds.”
Thoma Bravo provides equity and strategic support to management teams building growing companies. The firm originated the concept of industry consolidation investing, which seeks to create value through the strategic use of acquisitions to accelerate business growth. Thoma Bravo currently manages approximately $4 billion of equity capital. The firm was founded in 1981 and has offices in Chicago and San Francisco (www.thomabravo.com).
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