Four Winds Interactive LLC. (FWI), has announced a strategic partnership with Vista Equity Partners, a leading investment firm focused on software, data and technology-enabled businesses. Vista collaborates with management teams to foster operational excellence, paving the way for sustainable growth opportunities, innovation, and impact in the markets they serve.
The rather grandious press release stated that, we quote “Vista’s investment signals a significant shift in the digital signage industry and positions FWI to accelerate growth as it delivers industry-leading solutions for enterprises”.
David Levin, Co-Founder and CEO of FWI is walking around #ISE2019 at the moment like the cat that has got the cream. He was quoted in the press release as saying “Since our start in 2005, we’ve built a company that I’m very proud of and we’ve done it without a lot of capital. We debated partnering with an investment firm for a while and I feel like now is the right time, and Vista is the right partner. They are a talented team of experienced investors, operators, and technologists who share our vision, understand the importance of a growth strategy, and bring enterprise-scale resources. Vista gives us a tremendous advantage at an exciting time in our industry.”
Patrick Severson, Principal at Vista Equity Partners said “Thanks to the leadership of David and the entire management team, FWI has built the industry-leading visual communications solution that is uniquely scalable across a broad range of use cases. We see a lot of momentum in the industry, and we look forward to working alongside the FWI team as the company continues to grow.”
Q Advisors, a global TMT investment banking boutique, acted as exclusive financial advisor to FWI in connection with the transaction.
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 $46 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 experience in structuring technology-oriented transactions, and proven management techniques that yield flexibility and opportunity.