CriticalPoint Advises SMA Technologies, a Portfolio Company of Thoma Bravo, on their Acquisition of VisualCron

HOUSTON, TX, December 28, 2022 – CriticalPoint is pleased to announce that it served as exclusive financial advisor to SMA Technologies (“SMA”), a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo, on its acquisition of VisualCron.

Based in Sweden, VisualCron is an automation, integration, and task scheduling tool for Windows environments. VisualCron provides an easy-to-use automation scheduling interface to streamline everyday tasks, saving time and reducing human error. Its namesake product complements SMA’s powerful OpCon workload automation and orchestration platform that automates and manages workflows across business-critical operations from a single point of control.

“I could not be happier with the outcome for everyone involved,” commented SMA’s CEO, Todd Dauchy. “SMA partnered with the CriticalPoint team in early 2021 as we were working on a very focused M&A strategy. CriticalPoint was instrumental in finding and connecting us with VisualCron’s Founder and CEO, Henrik Erlandsson, at the right time with the right approach.”

About SMA Technologies

SMA Technologies is the maker of OpCon, the leading workload automation and orchestration platform for banks, credit unions, insurance companies, and other financial services businesses. The platform delivers enterprise power and scalability without the complexity or cost. OpCon enables companies to easily automate manual tasks and seamlessly orchestrate workloads across business-critical operations, saving time and reducing cost by eliminating human error and deploying IT resources on strategic initiatives. More than 1,000 clients trust SMA with their mission-critical operations. Please visit to learn more.

About Thoma Bravo

Thoma Bravo is one of the largest private equity firms in the world, with more than $120 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2022. The firm invests in growth-oriented, innovative companies operating in the software and technology sectors. Leveraging the firm’s deep sector expertise and proven strategic and operational capabilities, Thoma Bravo collaborates with its portfolio companies to implement operating best practices, drive growth initiatives and make accretive acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue and earnings. Over the past 20 years, the firm has acquired or invested in more than 420 companies representing over $235 billion in enterprise value. The firm has offices in Chicago, Miami and San Francisco. For more information, visit

CriticalPoint served as the exclusive financial advisor to SMA Technologies in connection with the transaction. The transaction demonstrates CriticalPoint’s expertise in middle market advisory and commitment to act as a trusted advisor with proven abilities to deliver for its clients.

If you would like more information about CriticalPoint or have questions regarding this transaction, please contact Ryan McDowell.

Ryan McDowell
Managing Director, Business Development
Direct: 310-574-2170
[email protected]

About CriticalPoint

Headquartered in Los Angeles, CriticalPoint is a leading middle market M&A advisory and investment banking firm focused on sourcing, negotiating, and executing a range of corporate finance solutions to enhance shareholder value while building long-term partnerships with our clients. To learn more about CriticalPoint, please visit

Mr. McDowell is a Registered Representative of, and Securities Products are offered through CriticalPoint Partners, LLC Member FINRA (, SIPC (  Any testimonial or endorsement may not be representative of the experience of other customers and is no guarantee of future performance or success.

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