36 episodes

Thoma Bravo’s Behind the Deal podcast takes you behind the scenes of one of the largest software investors in the world. You'll hear the strategies and stories behind building Thoma Bravo’s portfolio of innovative, industry-leading software and technology companies. Presented by Orlando Bravo, “Wall Street’s best dealmaker” (Forbes), each episode offers a first-person account from the deal leads and CEOs that forged some of the largest software acquisitions at Thoma Bravo to date, and how they partnered together to innovate and grow those companies.
Go ‘behind the deal’ to learn how these deals came together, gaining insight on how Thoma Bravo helps great companies do even greater things.
Head to www.thomabravo.com/behindthedeal for information on the podcast, show notes, and more.

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    • 4.9 • 49 Ratings

Thoma Bravo’s Behind the Deal podcast takes you behind the scenes of one of the largest software investors in the world. You'll hear the strategies and stories behind building Thoma Bravo’s portfolio of innovative, industry-leading software and technology companies. Presented by Orlando Bravo, “Wall Street’s best dealmaker” (Forbes), each episode offers a first-person account from the deal leads and CEOs that forged some of the largest software acquisitions at Thoma Bravo to date, and how they partnered together to innovate and grow those companies.
Go ‘behind the deal’ to learn how these deals came together, gaining insight on how Thoma Bravo helps great companies do even greater things.
Head to www.thomabravo.com/behindthedeal for information on the podcast, show notes, and more.

    Beyond the Partnership Between Carl Thoma and Orlando Bravo

    Beyond the Partnership Between Carl Thoma and Orlando Bravo

    In this special Beyond the Deal mini-sode, Thoma Bravo Co-Founders and Managing Partners Carl Thoma and Orlando Bravo go beyond their long, storied and industry-shaping partnership to discuss the importance of fostering relationships, focusing on performance and staying humble while building a successful firm. Carl also shares his insights on the value of finding the right mentor and discusses one of the proudest moments of his life.

    For more information on Thoma Bravo's Behind the Deal, visit https://www.thomabravo.com/behindthedeal
    Learn more about Thoma Bravo: https://www.thomabravo.com/

    • 7 min
    How Carl Thoma and Orlando Bravo Built the Largest Tech Buyout Firm

    How Carl Thoma and Orlando Bravo Built the Largest Tech Buyout Firm

    On the season finale of Behind the Deal, Co-Founders and Managing Partners Orlando Bravo and Carl Thoma sit down to discuss how they built Thoma Bravo into the world’s largest tech-focused buyout firm. Orlando interviews his mentor, Carl, to get his perspective on the evolution of private equity over his nearly 50-year career in the industry. The Co-Founders discuss their partnership and relive the moments, strategies, successes (and a few failures) that made their firm and their relationship one of the best deals both have ever done.

    For more information on Thoma Bravo's Behind the Deal, visit https://www.thomabravo.com/behindthedeal
    Learn more about Thoma Bravo: https://www.thomabravo.com/

    • 37 min
    Beyond the SailPoint Partnership with Seth Boro, Mark McClain and Matt Mills

    Beyond the SailPoint Partnership with Seth Boro, Mark McClain and Matt Mills

    In this Beyond the Deal mini-sode, Thoma Bravo Managing Partner Seth Boro sits down with SailPoint’s CEO and Founder Mark McClain and President of Worldwide Field Operations Matt Mills to talk about the effects of AI on identity security, being acquired by Thoma Bravo not once but twice, and what it was like to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

    For more information on Thoma Bravo's Behind the Deal, visit https://www.thomabravo.com/behindthedeal
    Learn more about Thoma Bravo: https://www.thomabravo.com/
    Visit SailPoint’s website: https://www.sailpoint.com/

    • 13 min
    Revisiting How Thoma Bravo Took Sailpoint Public and Then Private Again

    Revisiting How Thoma Bravo Took Sailpoint Public and Then Private Again

    SailPoint Co-Founder and CEO Mark McClain speaks with Thoma Bravo Managing Partner Seth Boro about forging a relationship that led to Thoma Bravo’s first ever IPO of a portfolio company, and then a second acquisition of SailPoint just a few years later. The conversation covers the cutting edge work SailPoint is doing in identity security, as well as the inside experience of partnering with a Private Equity firm. Behind the Deal is rereleasing this favorite from the archives alongside a brand new episode of Beyond the Deal next week with Mark, Seth, and SailPoint’s President of Worldwide Field Operations Matt Mills.

    For more information on Thoma Bravo's Behind the Deal, visit https://www.thomabravo.com/behindthedeal
    Learn more about Thoma Bravo: https://www.thomabravo.com/
    Visit SailPoint’s website: https://www.sailpoint.com/

    • 30 min
    Beyond the Bottomline Partnership with Brian Jaffee and Craig Saks

    Beyond the Bottomline Partnership with Brian Jaffee and Craig Saks

    In this Beyond the Deal mini-sode, Thoma Bravo Partner Brian Jaffee sits down with Bottomline CEO Craig Saks to talk about resiliency, the importance of bringing diverse voices into the room, and the surprising things you learn as a South African running an American company (besides just which side of the road to drive on).

    For more information on Thoma Bravo's Behind the Deal, visit https://www.thomabravo.com/behindthedeal
    Learn more about Thoma Bravo: https://www.thomabravo.com/
    Visit Bottomline’s website: https://www.bottomline.com/us

    • 8 min
    How a Take-Private is Empowering Bottomline to Further Revolutionize B2B Payments

    How a Take-Private is Empowering Bottomline to Further Revolutionize B2B Payments

    Thoma Bravo Partner Brian Jaffee takes listeners inside the years of waiting and watching that eventually turned into a quick make-or-break opportunity to acquire Bottomline. With thirty years of history, a management shakeup, activist investors and plenty of competition, the Bottomline take-private wasn’t easy but it was worth the work. Brian is joined by Bottomline CEO Craig Saks who talks about his unique experience transitioning to CEO, the importance of optimizing cash flow, where the fintech world is headed, and how eliminating paper checks can lead to higher GDP.

    For more information on Thoma Bravo's Behind the Deal, visit https://www.thomabravo.com/behindthedeal
    Learn more about Thoma Bravo: https://www.thomabravo.com/
    Visit Bottomline’s website: https://www.bottomline.com/us

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

SaaS Sweetie ,

Love this podcast!

This podcast is fascinating! I learn so much every episode about deal making from some of the best investors out there.

MOIC hunter ,

They say you can’t eat IRR for dinner…

…but that’s clearly not the case for these wizards!!! 10/10 pod 🤌🏻🤌🏻

Lord VMI ,

Great insights!

Great insights!

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