23 02 2016

Thoma Bravo Discover Fund raises $1.074 Billion

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represented Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, which announced today that it completed fundraising for Thoma Bravo Discover Fund.


The fund – which will focus on lower middle market software investments – closed with $1.074 billion of commitments, reaching its hard cap. Thoma Bravo intends to continue following its successful investment strategy with Discover with a continued emphasis in the software and technology enabled services sectors. The fund provides an investment vehicle for opportunities requiring less equity capital than the larger opportunities that are the focus of Thoma Bravo’s flagship funds. Thoma Bravo LLC is a private equity firm specializing in recapitalizations, roll-overs of a portion of existing equity, management buy-outs, growth equity, middle-market, industry consolidation, acquisitions, buy and build, and take-private transactions. It does not invest in start-ups and distressed businesses. The firm, led by Carl D. Thoma, Amy L. Coleman Redenbaugh, Jennifer James, Orlando Bravo and Scott Crabill, is based in Chicago.
The Kirkland team included private funds partners Bruce Ettelson (Picture) and John Muno and associates Katie St. Peters, Paul Mysliwiec, Kevin Wessel, Sam Scarcello and Patrick Valenti, investment management partners Scott Moehrke and Josh Westerholm and associate Ryan Swan, tax partners William Welke and Daniel Meehan, and employee benefits partner Laura Bader and associate Erica Buerger. Involved fees earner: Bruce Ettelson - Kirkland & Ellis; John Muno - Kirkland & Ellis; Katie St. Peters - Kirkland & Ellis; Paul Mysliwiec - Kirkland & Ellis; Kevin Wessel - Kirkland & Ellis; Samuel Scarcello - Kirkland & Ellis; Patrick Valenti - Kirkland & Ellis; Scott Moehrke - Kirkland & Ellis; Josh Westerholm - Kirkland & Ellis; Ryan Swan - Kirkland & Ellis; William Welke - Kirkland & Ellis; Daniel Meehan - Kirkland & Ellis; Laura Bader - Kirkland & Ellis; Erica Buerger - Kirkland & Ellis;

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