Infoblox + Vista Equity Partners: Stronger Together
Infoblox’s acquisition by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners is something to be excited about, whether you’re a customer, partner, or employee. Infoblox delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world. Currently, Infoblox is the leading player in the DDI space, with 50 percent market share. We have sales, support, and development operations in 25 countries, and we do business in more than 70 countries around the world. We have the leading position because our top-tier, mission-critical solutions provide deep functionality, broad coverage of a variety of network architectures, and wide integration capabilities and can generate incredibly rapid ROI for our clients.
First, let me speak to what we have learned about Vista Equity Partners. Founded in 2000, Vista has grown to be among the world’s top-performing private equity firms and currently manages more than $26.5 billion in cumulative capital commitments. Focused on investing in enterprise software, data intelligence, and information services, Vista has completed over 240 software company acquisitions since 2000—more than Oracle and IBM and more than any other private equity fund. They are renowned for identifying companies with global potential and helping them build on their success. We are impressed by the track record of their other portfolio companies: according to Vista, there are more than 220 million users of Vista portfolio software and services across 175 countries, including more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500.
Infoblox can benefit from the myriad of best practices Vista has developed from investing in and helping build B2B software, data intelligence, and information services companies. The combination of investment and best practices that Vista brings will boost Infoblox’s growth and help us scale to better manage and secure networks around the world, maintain the highest quality products, and provide our customers with an excellent experience. This partnership also means that we’ll be able to continue to build out our product portfolio and expand our global markets faster—and help more companies control and secure their networks.
What does this mean for Infoblox customers? Most importantly, it will be business as usual. You’ll continue to benefit from Infoblox’s industry-leading technology, services, and customer service, just as you always have. The only difference—and this is the exciting part—is an even brighter future with more Infoblox innovations from continued investment in engineering and R&D.
One of the key areas that Vista encourages its portfolio of companies to focus on is customer satisfaction. In fact, we are told that Vista portfolio companies have reported double-digit growth in customer count and increased client-satisfaction ratings. Customer satisfaction will continue to be a priority for Infoblox. Infoblox is already in the top echelon of companies with a positive Net Promoter Score and is committed to pursuing excellence on that front.
The increased customer value delivered by the Vista and Infoblox partnership also provides a more compelling offer for our partners to deliver to our joint customers. We believe the combination of Infoblox’s leadership and Vista’s deep experience from working with more than 240 software companies over 15 years makes us stronger together. We look forward to working with Vista and believe this relationship will be a boon to our customers, partners, and employees well into the future. For more background, read about Infoblox and visit the Vista website.