Dear Jamf Nation,
As you may have heard, Jamf has entered into a definitive agreement to receive a majority investment by Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”). I’m certain you have a few questions, which is why I wanted to take this opportunity to reach out and provide clarity.
How will this impact you?
It won’t. Most of you probably weren’t aware of Jamf’s prior ownership, which was comprised of several different entities, none of whom owned greater than fifty percent. This majority investment simply means that Jamf’s owners sold a controlling number of shares to Vista. Jamf is still an independent, stand-alone company and its mission, team, multi-year plan and passion to serve you has not changed.
Who is Vista?
Vista Equity Partners invests in, empowers and grows software, data and technology companies that are reinventing industries and catalyzing change. With more than $30 billion in cumulative capital commitments, Vista invests in software companies with a long-term perspective. Vista’s track record is incredible, contributing professional expertise and investment capital intended to accelerate growth for all companies in their portfolio.
Why did Jamf decide to partner with Vista?
Jamf’s momentum in recent years has been substantial. We now have over 700 team members helping more than 13,000 organizations succeed with Apple. As a result, Jamf attracted significant interest from potential investors. We were in the unique position to be highly selective in engaging with only the best potential partners. In Vista, we felt we had a unique moment in time to partner with a company that shared a deep understanding of the software industry and what makes a great technology company. We believe this partnership with Vista will help Jamf accelerate its mission, products and service to you. For more information please see the news release.
In summary, you will have the same team, with the same products, pursuing the same mission. In other words, we are still Jamf – both in name and in spirit.