Scott Crabill is a Managing Partner at Thoma Bravo, the software and technology specialist with $120 billion in asset under management. He joined Thoma Bravo twenty years ago to help develop its software investment strategy.
RealPage is a technology platform that enables real estate owners and property managers to efficiently operate residential assets. In 2021, Thoma Bravo took the company private from the public markets for $10.2 billion, which at the time was the largest transaction in the firm’s history.
Our conversation covers the history of RealPage, its ownership structure, competitive positioning, and differentiators as a business. We discuss Thoma Bravo’s sourcing, deal dynamics, and first year of ownership that included a management transition, operational improvements, tuck-in acquisitions, and a change in capital structure. We close discussing Thoma Bravo’s exit strategy down the road.