Press Updates

26 April 2012

Vista Equity Partners Sponsors The Nobel Laureate Summit In Chicago

World-renowned peacemakers, presidents and activists gathered in Chicago last week for the 12th Annual World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. The Summit was a gathering of ideas as participants discussed peace, human rights and youth engagement in today’s world.  Just a few of the...

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01 October 2011

Robert F. Smith to Speak at SuperInvestor 2012

Robert F. Smith has accepted an invitation to speak at the inaugural Private Equity & Venture Capital LP Relations Conference In The U.S. The conferences, which are conducted globally, feature a keen focus on the LP/GP relationship, and in-depth analysis of topics such as fundraising,...

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15 September 2011

NAIC Conference 2011: A Conversation With Robert F Smith

The National Association of Investment Companies is pleased to announce that Robert F. Smith, Chairman and CEO, of Vista Equity Partners will be the opening conference speaker for this years gathering on October 3, 2011. "A Conversation with Robert Smith" promises to be an insightful...

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15 August 2011

MLK Memorial Foundation Recognizes Robert F. Smith as Leadership Donor and Vice Chair

The Martin Luther King Memorial Project has recognized Robert F. Smith as a Leadership Donor and Vice Chair of the MLK Dedication Week events in Washington DC. The gift provided by the Smith family's Zoelimax Foundation was provided in recognition of the deep and lasting impact that...

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The Project Realize


As beneficiaries of our great American economic system, we feel that it is incumbent upon us to give back and help grow another great American company to its full potential.

How It Works

After companies apply for our program, they are interviewed and selected based on various criteria. Our team then works with the selected companies for 1-3 years on strategy development and operational improvements. The goal is to help those companies realize their full operational and financial performance potential.

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Project Realize is currently engaged with Falcon Containers full-time and Cedar Concepts in an advisory capacity. Falcon, founded in 2002, is an Austin-based provider of portable storage solutions and modified container solutions.  Cedar, founded in 1991, is a Chicago-based chemical manufacturer.

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The Founder

Robert F. Smith, Founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, one of the world's leading private equity firms, founded Project Realize in the Fall of 2010. Vista Equity Partners has delivered outstanding investment results to its investors for over ten years.

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