Pluralsight Acquisition Pitch Deck

Pluralsight was founded in 2004 by Aaron Skonnard, Keith Brown, Fritz Onion, and Bill Williams, who each contributed $5,000 to start the company. After four years, Pluralsight expanded from classroom-based offerings to publishing their first digital course in 2008. After nine years of self-funding, the company raised its first external capital in December 2012, with a $27.5M Series A from Insight Venture Partners.

By 2016, Pluralsight was a unicorn: their $30M Series C round valued the company over $1 billion. Pluralsight went public via IPO on May 17, 2018 at a $15 share price. In December 2020, Pluralsight announced it would be acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for $3.5 billion. At the time, the company supported 18,000 corporate clients, including 70% of Fortune 500 companies.

Vista completed the acquisition in April 2021 at $22.50 per share (a 25% premium to Pluralsight's 30-day trading average). Three years later, Vista announced they had written off the entire equity value of Pluralsight in May 2024.

$3.5B • 2021 • M&A  

About the Pluralsight Acquisition Pitch Deck

  • Raised: $3.5B
  • Year: 2021
  • Stage: M&A
  • Investors: Vista Equity Partners

About Pluralsight Acquisition

Pluralsight is an online learning platform for software developers, IT administrators, and creative professionals.

  • Industry: EdTech
  • Tags: Education, Learning, Training, eLearning, L&D, Software, Software Development, IT
  • Business Model: B2B
  • Customer Model: Other
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  • Legal Name: Pluralsight Acquisition

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