Since the start of 2011, PE investor activity in SaaS companies has risen by over 250% globally, according to the PitchBook Platform. 2014 saw 158 deals close in the space, which included several $1 billion+ buyouts closed by firms such as Vista Equity Partners and Thoma Bravo. Over 220 investors have been active in the SaaS vertical since 2011, with over half of those investors participating in deals in the last 12 months. 46 investors deploying capital in the space during the timeframe closed funds last year.
Top SaaS investors since 2011 and their deal counts (incl. add-ons):