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A portrait of Mike Lyon, Founder & Managing Director at Vista Point Advisors

Michael Lyon

Founder & Managing Director

Michael Lyon is the Founder and Managing Director of Vista Point Advisors. Michael has spent 24 years as a technology investment banker and chemical engineer. Michael has advised on transactions with an aggregate enterprise value of >$20 billion ranging from sell-side and buy-side advisory to IPOs. Mike’s advisory focus at Vista Point is on SaaS, Mobile, Digital Media and traditional software businesses.

Prior to founding Vista Point Advisors, Michael worked at Citigroup where he was a senior member of the technology M&A team. Previous to Citigroup Michael was an engineer for ExxonMobil and BP where he managed chemical plant operations. Michael has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Sell Side Transactions

  • The sale of Totara to Five V
  • The sale of One Legal to InfoTrack
  • The minority recapitalization of SurePrep by Bregal Sagemount
  • The sale of Nymity to TrustArc, (Bregal Sagemount)
  • The sale of Service Autopilot to Clearent (Advent, FTV)
  • The majority recap of Appspace by LLR Partners
  • The sale of zyBooks to Wiley
  • The sale of Freckle Education to Renaissance, (Francisco Partners)
  • The sale of Vuture to Campaign Monitor (Insight Partners)
  • The sale of test IO to EPAM Systems
  • The sale of Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees to MRI ( TA Associates and GI Partners)
  • The sale of ValuePenguin to LendingTree
  • The majority recapitalization of VeriShip by Summit Partners
  • The majority recapitalization of BizLibrary by Primus Capital
  • The sale of TelTech to IAC
  • The majority recapitalization of Revolution IT by Pemba Capital Partners
  • The majority recapitalization of GoGuardian from Sumeru Equity Partners
  • The majority recapitalization of 360Training by PWP Growth
  • The majority recapitalization of Paytronix Systems by Great Hill Partners
  • The majority recapitalization of MediaRadar from Frontier Capital
  • The sale of On-Site to RealPage
  • The majority recapitalization of SecureLink by Vista Equity Partners
  • The minority recapitalization of Opus 2 by Rothschild Merchant Bank
  • The majority recapitalization of Absorb Software by Silversmith Capital Partners
  • The sale of Scenario Learning to Vector Solutions (Providence Equity)
  • The sale of NaturalPoint to Planar Systems (Leyard)
  • The sale of CompareCards to LendingTree
  • The sale of Think Through Learning to Imagine Learning (Weld North)
  • The sale of LawRoom to EverFi (NEA)
  • The sale of NextAdvisor to Bankrate
  • The sale of Imagine Easy to Chegg
  • The sale of Bowman to Mediware (Thoma Bravo)
  • The minority recapitalization of Cyara by PeakSpan
  • The sale of Capterra to Gartner
  • The sale of LawLogix to Hyland Software (Thoma Bravo)
  • The sale of Software Advice to Gartner
  • The majority recapitalization of RetailMeNot by Whale Shark Media
  • The sale of ParentLink to Blackboard
  • The sale of Tweak Software to Autodesk
  • The sale of Eckim to Coupons.com
  • The sale of Tech Bargains to Ziff Davis
  • The minority recapitalization of OpinionLab by SSM Partners
  • The majority recapitalization of GolfLogix by Emigrant Capital
  • The majority recapitalization of LawLogix by PNC Riverarch Capital
  • The sale of Axiom EPM to Kaufman Hall
  • The sale of ISYS to Lexmark
  • The sale of ServiceU to Active Network
  • The minority recapitalization of One on One Marketing by Rockbridge Growth Equity
  • The sale of QualitySmith to Reply!
  • The sale of Deals2Buy to Austin Ventures
  • The sale of dbc Smart Software to OpenLink
  • The majority recapitalization of Internet Media to Kennet
  • The sale of Trouve Media to Bankrate.com