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July 14, 2014
Silver Lake Announces Strategic Investment in Quorum Business Solutions

Silver Lake Partners, the global leader in technology investing, and Silver Lake Kraftwerk, the firm’s energy and resource innovation strategy, announced today that they have agreed to acquire Quorum Business Solutions from The Carlyle Group and Riverstone Holdings. Quorum is the leading provider of software and services to manage operational, administrative, financial and transactional business processes for energy, renewables and natural resource industry segments.

May 12, 2014
Vantiv Announces Agreement to Acquire Mercury Payment Systems from Silver Lake

Vantiv, Inc., a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, announced today an agreement to acquire Mercury Payment Systems, LLC for an aggregate price of $1.65 billion. Mercury is a payment technology and service leader whose solutions are embedded into point-of-sale software applications and brought to market through their dealer and developer partners. Mercury is currently majority-owned by Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing.

April 2, 2014
Velocity Technology Solutions Completes Acquisition of Titan Technology Partners

Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc., a leader in enterprise cloud application hosting, today announced the completion of its $80 million acquisition of Titan Technology Partners, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based provider of global cloud hosting and managed services, business process outsourcing (BPO) and consulting services. The transaction is being financed through a combination of additional investment from Velocity’s existing investor group—led by Silver Lake Sumeru—and bank funding.

February 17, 2014
Starr Investment Holdings and Partners Group to Lead Acquisition of MultiPlan from BC Partners and Silver Lake

A group led by Starr Investment Holdings, an investment firm focused on long-term investments, and Partners Group, a global private markets investment management firm, announced the acquisition of MultiPlan, Inc. from Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, and BC Partners, a leading international private equity firm. Founded in 1980, MultiPlan delivers comprehensive transaction-based solutions to healthcare payers.

December 18, 2013
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment and Silver Lake to Acquire IMG

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment and Silver Lake today announced an agreement to acquire IMG Worldwide. The company is a market leader in college and professional sports, event management, client representation, fashion and multi-media rights management. The combination of WME and IMG creates a unique global sports and entertainment platform, operating across North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. WME and IMG together will have an unparalleled client roster; a broad relationship base with sponsors, brands and broadcasters; and marquee assets in sports, events, film and television, and fashion.

December 16, 2013
Avago Technologies to Acquire LSI Corporation for $6.6 Billion in Cash

Avago Technologies Limited and LSI Corporation  today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Avago will acquire LSI for $11.15 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $6.6 billion. Silver Lake Partners supported the transaction, which positions Avago as a leader in enterprise storage, with a $1 billion investment in Avago.

October 29, 2013
Dell Completes Go-Private Transaction

Dell today announced the completion of its acquisition by Michael Dell, Dell's Founder, Chairman and CEO, and Silver Lake Partners, a leading global technology investment firm. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Dell stockholders will receive $13.75 in cash for each share of Dell common stock, plus payment of a special cash dividend of $0.13 per share to stockholders of record as of the close of business on Oct. 28, 2013, for total consideration of $13.88 per share in cash. The total transaction is valued at approximately $24.9 billion.

October 28, 2013
Silver Lake Announces Appointment of Mark Gillett as Head of Value Creation

Silver Lake announced today that Mark Gillett, departing Corporate Vice President for Skype and Lync at Microsoft, will re-join the firm as Managing Director and Head of Value Creation. Mr. Gillett will lead the firm’s value creation activities as Silver Lake professionals continue to partner with the senior management of portfolio companies to refine and evolve business and technology strategy, enhance operational performance and accelerate business transformation.

October 28, 2013
eRecycling Group Secures $105 Million in Series C Funding

Silver Lake Kraftwerk today announced a strategic investment in eRecycling Group Inc., the parent company of E-Recycling, LLC, the world's leading provider of carrier-grade, incentivized, mobile device trade-in and reuse solutions. The investment will provide growth capital to support potential acquisitions, geographic expansion and new, innovative products and services for its customers. Silver Lake Kraftwerk participated in the $105 million Series C financing along with current investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, OpenAir Equity Partners, SJF Ventures, NGEN Partners, RRE Ventures and TAP Advisors

October 16, 2013
Silver Lake Kraftwerk and Eka Announce Strategic Investment

Silver Lake Kraftwerk, today announced a strategic investment in Eka, the fast growing global provider of end-to-end commodity management software. The investment will support Eka’s growth strategy and enable the company to generate and acquire new functional capabilities at a faster pace. Silver Lake Kraftwerk led the investment round and will hold a minority stake in the company.

August 15, 2013
Silver Lake Sumeru and BlackLine Systems Announce Strategic Investment

Silver Lake Sumeru announced a definitive agreement to invest in BlackLine Systems, a leading provider of enterprise-class solutions to automate and control mission-critical financial close processes. Silver Lake Sumeru, as the majority shareholder, will partner with BlackLine management and ICONIQ Capital to advance the company's global growth strategy and further strengthen its market position.

July 2, 2013
Silver Lake and Smart Worldwide Holdings Announce Sale of Smart Storage Systems to Sandisk

Silver Lake and its portfolio company SMART Worldwide Holdings announced today that SMART Storage Systems has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by SanDisk Corporation for approximately $307 million in cash and additional equity-related incentives. SMART Storage Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SMART Worldwide Holdings, is a leading provider of current and next-generation enterprise solid state drive products and technology.

April 18, 2013
Silver Lake Completes $10.3 Billion Fundraise

Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, announced today the final closing of Silver Lake Partners IV, its latest large-cap technology investment fund. The firm accepted limited partner capital commitments up to its cap of $10 billion, surpassing its fundraising target of $7.5 billion. In aggregate with the general partner and affiliates, the $10.3 billion in total commitments for Silver Lake Partners IV is the largest amount ever raised for a technology investment-focused private equity fund.

April 2, 2013
Ajei Gopal Joins Silver Lake as Operating Partner

Silver Lake announced that Ajei Gopal has joined the firm as an Operating Partner based in New York. Mr. Gopal joined the firm’s Value Creation Team and will work broadly across the firm’s portfolio companies to drive operational improvements. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager in the IT Management Business Unit of HP Software.

February 5, 2013
Dell Enters Into Agreement to Be Acquired By Michael Dell and Silver Lake

Dell Inc. announced it has signed a definitive merger agreement under which Michael Dell, Dell’s Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, in partnership with global technology investment firm Silver Lake, will acquire the company.

January 28, 2013
Silver Lake Appoints Dave Habiger as Senior Advisor

Silver Lake announced that Dave Habiger has become a Senior Advisor to the firm and its portfolio companies. Mr. Habiger most recently served as CEO of the NDS Group. As Senior Advisor, he will work closely with the Silver Lake global team to evaluate prospective investments and support portfolio company strategic and operational initiatives.

November 28, 2012
Silver Lake Kraftwerk Announces Majority Stake in friedola®Tech, Marking First Co-Investment with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Silver Lake Kraftwerk, together with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, announced a commitment of €31 million (USD$40.1 million) in friedola®Tech, a premier recycled plastics processing company that produces high-quality, environmentally-friendly products and components for the automotive and packaging industries.

November 05, 2012
Silver Lake Appoints John Chen as Senior Advisor

Silver Lake announced that technology industry veteran John Chen will join the firm as a Senior Advisor. Mr. Chen will play a critical role in evaluating potential new investments and driving operational improvements and other strategic initiatives across the firm's portfolio companies.

July 12, 2012
Silver Lake Sumeru and Management to Acquire Velocity Technology Solutions

Velocity Technology Solutions, a leading cloud solutions provider for enterprise resource planning applications, announced that a Silver Lake Sumeru-led investor group and Velocity management have signed a definitive agreement to acquire the company. The new partnership will support Velocity’s aim to expand its leadership position in the growing ERP managed services market and further broaden its offering for customers.

May 31, 2012
Silver Lake Appoints Jason Rosenthal to its Value Creation Team As Senior Advisor

Silver Lake announced the appointment of Jason Rosenthal, who will join the firm’s Value Creation Team as Senior Advisor. Mr. Rosenthal is joining Silver Lake in a part-time advisory role, bringing a great deal of experience from a rich and diverse background in the technology sector.

May 24, 2012
Silver Lake and Partners Group to Invest in Global Blue, a Leading Provider of Technology-Enabled Processing Solutions for Merchants, Banks, and International Shoppers

Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, and Partners Group, a preeminent private markets investment manager, announced today that they have agreed to acquire Global Blue on behalf of their clients for approximately €1 billion from Equistone Partners Europe. Global Blue provides value-added technology and processing services that enable international shopping.

May 10, 2012
Silver Lake Sumeru and Essex Woodlands Partner with MEDSEEK Management to Acquire MEDSEEK

MEDSEEK, a leading provider of online strategic patient engagement and analytics solutions for healthcare organizations, announced that Silver Lake Sumeru, Essex Woodlands and MEDSEEK management have signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Company. The investment will help accelerate MEDSEEK's continued growth by giving access to the resources and expertise of Silver Lake and Essex Woodlands across the across the technology and healthcare sectors, respectively.

May 2, 2012
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment and Silver Lake Announce Strategic Partnership

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME), one of the world’s leading entertainment and media companies, and Silver Lake announced that they have launched a new strategic partnership and have signed a definitive agreement for Silver Lake to acquire a minority stake in the Company. The partnership will accelerate WME’s transformation into a technologically innovative entertainment and media company by giving access to Silver Lake’s expertise, resources and relationships across the global technology industry.

January 25, 2012
AVI-SPL Acquires Iformata Communications LLC
October 5, 2011
Silver Lake Sumeru Closes Sale of i2 Holdings to IBM
September 22, 2011
DST Global and Silver Lake Announce Commitment to Invest in Alibaba Group

DST Global, a leading international investor in Internet assets, and Silver Lake, a global leader in private investments in technology and technology-enabled industries, today announced a commitment to invest in Alibaba Group, one of China's premier technology companies and the leader in the Chinese e-commerce industry. The primary objective of the investment is to provide liquidity to Alibaba's employees.

July 1, 2011
Go Daddy Enters Partnership with KKR, Silver Lake & TCV

The Go Daddy Group, Inc., the world's largest provider of Web hosting, domain names and new SSL Security Certificates, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to receive a strategic investment and enter into a partnership with KKR, Silver Lake and Technology Crossover Ventures. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

May 31, 2011
Virtu Announces Merger with Madison Tyler and Strategic Growth Investment from Silver Lake

Virtu Financial LLC has entered into definitive agreements to merge with Madison Tyler Holdings, LLC, forming a clear leader in both electronic market making and the development of financial market technologies. Vincent Viola, an industry veteran and current Chairman and CEO of Virtu, will serve in this same capacity for the combined business, which will operate under the Virtu Financial name. The company will conduct its operations from five offices around the world located in New York City, Los Angeles, London, Dublin and Sydney.

May 10, 2011
Microsoft to Acquire Skype
April 26, 2011
SMART Modular Technologies Announces Agreement to be Acquired By Silver Lake Partners and Silver Lake Sumeru
February 24, 2011
Silver Lake to Launch New Investment Strategy Focused on Innovation in the Energy and Resource Sectors
January 12, 2011
Silver Lake Sumeru Announces Investment in PrimeSense, Leading Israeli Technology Provider
November 16, 2010
Silver Lake Names Christian Lucas and Joe Osnoss Co-Heads of Investment Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa
November 10, 2010
Silver Lake Sumeru Announces Investment in Talend, Leader in Open Source Data Management
October 22, 2010
Silver Lake Announces Investment in Nobao Renewable Energy, Leading Chinese Clean Technology Company
September 20, 2010
Silver Lake Sumeru Announces Investment in Locaweb
July 30, 2010
Silver Lake Acquires Majority Stake in Allyes, China's Leading Digital Marketing Solutions Provider
July 20, 2010
Silver Lake Sumeru, Leading Global Technology Investor, Appoints Yuda Doron as Senior Adviser for Israel
July 9, 2010
BC Partners and Silver Lake to Acquire MultiPlan, Leading Technology-Enabled Healthcare Cost Management Company
June 17, 2010
Vantage Data Centers Announces Launch and Funding from Silver Lake
June 17, 2010
Former Computer Associates CEO John Swainson Joins Silver Lake as Senior Advisor
May 11, 2010
Silver Lake Sumeru Invests in Spansion
May 4, 2010
Interactive Data Announces Agreement to be Acquired by Silver Lake and Warburg Pincus
April 14, 2010
Mercury Payment Systems Attracts Strategic Growth Investment from Silver Lake
March 25, 2010
Silver Lake Makes Minority Investment in Spreadtrum Communications
September 1, 2009
Silver Lake and Investor Group Acquire Majority Stake in Skype
August 05, 2009
Avago Technologies Limited Prices Initial Public Offering
July 02, 2009
i2 Announces the Acquisition of Knowledge Computing Corporation
May 08, 2009
Power-One Announces Close of $60 Million Investment from Silver Lake Sumeru
March 3, 2009
Silver Lake Sumeru Welcomes Didier Bench as an Advisor
October 30, 2008
Kevin Kennedy to Join Avaya Inc. as President and Chief Executive Officer
October 19, 2008
Silver Lake Welcomes Hidetaka Fukuda as a Special Advisor
May 6, 2008
Silver Lake Sumeru Final Closing
May 5, 2008
Silver Lake Welcomes Miles Flint as a Senior Advisor
April 24, 2008
Silver Lake Sumeru to Acquire i2 from Choicepoint Inc.
April 17, 2008
Audio Visual Innovations and Signal Perfection, Ltd. Announce Completion of Merger
March 31, 2008
Eric Chen has Joined Silver Lake as a Managing Director
March 13, 2008
John Brennan Joins Silver Lake Sumeru as Managing Director
February 4, 2008
Intelsat Announces Completion of Acquisition by Serafina Holdings
December 20, 2007
Charles Giancarlo to Join Silver Lake as a Managing Director
December 20, 2007
Silver Lake Partners to Invest in Gerson Lehrman Group


November 1, 2007
NetScout Completes Acquisition of Network General; Combining the Best of nGenius and Sniffer Technologies, to Provide Superior Customer Value
October 26, 2007
Silver Lake and TPG Capital Complete Acquisition of Avaya
October 8, 2007
Silver Lake Sumeru Acquires Majority Stake in Mobile Messenger
June 4, 2007
Avaya Enters into Merger Agreement with Silver Lake and TPG Capital
March 30, 2007
Silver Lake and TPG Complete Acquisition of Sabre Holdings
Sept 19, 2014
Bloomberg: Alibaba Surges in New York Trading Debut After U.S. IPO

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. surged in its U.S. trading debut, after the company raised a record-breaking $21.8 billion in an initial public offering.  The Chinese company’s shares rose 38 percent to $93.89 in New York today, after the IPO was priced at $68.

April 1, 2013
All Things Digital: HP Senior VP Ajei Gopal Leaving for Silver Lake Partners

It has been a while since there has been a notable departure at tech giant Hewlett-Packard. But the dry spell is over. Ajei Gopal, an HP senior vice president and general manager in its software business unit, is leaving the company for a position with the private equity firm Silver Lake Partners, sources tell AllThingsD.

January 26, 2013
GigaOm: Silver Lake Eyes Digital Media, Makes Ex-NDS CEO Dave Habiger Senior Advisor

Silver Lake is doubling down on digital media by bringing on Dave Habiger as a Senior Advisor. Habiger most recently served as the CEO of U.K.-based pay TV set-top box maker NDS and before that led the digital movie download provider Sonic Solutions.

December 26, 2012
Fortune: Investing in Big Data's Second Act

Hollie Moore Haynes, Managing Director at Silver Lake Sumeru, the firm's middle market strategy, discusses private equity's role in big data's evolution.

November 15, 2012
Bloomberg TV: Giancarlo Says Mobile Will 'Define' Technology

Charles Giancarlo, Managing Director at Silver Lake, talks about trends in technology and the impact of mobile on the industry.

October 9, 2012
CNBC: Glenn Hutchins One-on-One with Maria Bartiromo

Glenn Hutchins, Silver Lake's Co-Founder, provides perspective on the global economy and highlights investment opportunities in the technology industry, particularly in China's e-commerce sector.

June 20, 2012
AVCJ China Awards: PE Deal of the Year - Alibaba Group

Silver Lake started building relations with Alibaba Group almost as soon as it launched its Asia operations in 2008. When Alibaba decided last year that it wanted to facilitate the sale of a 5.7% stake, Silver Lake and its counterparts presented the right solution at the right time. This transaction was named Private Equity Deal of the Year at the AVCJ China Awards.

June 05, 2012
The Wall Street Journal: Large Shops Fitter, Happier, More Productive, According to Fitness Rankings

Despite waning investor sentiment, large U.S. buyout firms are some of the fittest in the industry and the most likely to produce outsized returns, according to the Spring 2011 HEC Dow Jones Private Equity Fitness Ranking. For the second year running, Silver Lake retained its #1 ranking.

May 24, 2012
The New York Times: Silver Lake and Partners Group to Buy Global Blue for $1.25 Billion

The private equity firm Silver Lake and the investment management company Partners Group have agreed to buy Global Blue, a tax-free shopping business. The deal, valued at about $1.25 billion, is one of the largest private-equity-backed leveraged buyouts in Europe this year.

May 02, 2012
The Wall Street Journal: Silver Lake Buys Stake in WME Agency

Silver Lake Partners is buying a minority stake in leading talent agency William Morris Endeavor Entertainment in a deal that aims to help the agency build its clients' brands on digital platforms. Silver Lake Managing Partner Egon Durban will join the agency's executive committee and help to create a new technology advisory council that will identify growth opportunities to benefit the agency's clients.

April 23, 2012
Data Center Knowledge: With New Backers, Go Daddy Eyes Global Growth

The entry of Silver Lake Partners, KKR and Technology Crossover Ventures as strategic investors will allow Go Daddy to ramp up its international expansion and positions the company to grow through acquisitions.

April 5, 2012
Thomson Reuters: TPG, Silver Lake to Fund Avaya's Purchase of Radvision

Private equity firms Silver Lake Partners and TPG Capital said they intend to fund a majority of the nearly $227 million Avaya needs to buy Israeli video conferencing company Radvision.

February 23, 2012
Bloomberg: Silver Lake Sees Fresh Round of Telecommunications Takeovers

Silver Lake expects buyout firms to zero in on makers of telecommunications and mobile-phone gear this year, spurring a new round of deal making.

February 17, 2012
Bloomberg TV: Silver Lake's Giancarlo on Technology Industry

Charles Giancarlo, Managing Director at Silver Lake, talks about the technology industry, Microsoft's integration of Skype and the outlook for Netflix and Yahoo!

February 10, 2012
ICBI: Interview with Jim Davidson at SuperInvestor U.S. 2012

Jim Davidson, Co-Founder of Silver Lake, discusses the role that private equity plays in the broader economy and his outlook for the technology sector.

September 30, 2011
CNBC: This Recovery is Different

Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder of Silver Lake, discusses the long-term structural problems he sees in the U.S. economy, including debt in the public and household sectors, housing and high unemployment levels.

September 1, 2011
The New York Times: Silver Lake's Hutchins Named a Director of the New York Fed

Private equity is again getting a seat at the table at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. On Thursday, the regulator named Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder of Silver Lake, as a new director.

June 22, 2011
Knowledge @ Wharton: Battling Headwinds: Private Equity's 'Bright Future' in Technology and Developing Economies

Forward-looking private equity investors can reap strong returns from global growth opportunities, despite the powerful headwinds that are buffeting the U.S. economy, according to Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder of Silver Lake.

June 16, 2011
Bloomberg Businessweek: Charlie Rose Talks to Glenn Hutchins

Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder of Silver Lake, talks about his investing strategy and the American economic recovery.

April 14, 2011
GigaOM: Silver Lake Kraftwerk's Cleantech Dream Team Keeps Growin'

Silver Lake, in partnership with George Soros, spent the past 18 months reviewing what has worked for cleantech investing and has been developing an investment thesis. For important additional information regarding the differences in the management and portfolio investments of Silver Lake Kraftwerk and Silver Lake Partners, as well as Foundation Capital, please click here.

March 31, 2011
Bloomberg TV: Glenn Hutchins Interview

Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder of Silver Lake, discusses the outlook for private equity and investment strategy and also talks about the prospects for the U.S. economy.

February 24, 2011
The New York Times: Silver Lake Starts Clean Energy Fund

Silver Lake has formed a fund to invest in clean energy businesses. The move highlights the popularity of "clean tech" businesses - companies that use technology to improve energy efficiency.

January 1, 2011
Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst: RISING STAR - Durban's Silver Tongue Helps Silver Lake Navigate Tricky Terrain

Egon Durban is part of a nucleus of rising stars at Silver Lake known as "the four amigos," the others being Mike Bingle, who leads financial technology deals; Greg Mondre, who heads investments in communications technology and Internet and IT infrastructure; and Ken Hao, who spearheads deals in Asia.

November 15, 2010
Financial Times: Silver Lake Lures Technology Banker

Christian Lucas has been appointed co-head of Silver Lake's Europe, Middle East and Africa businesses with Joe Osnoss. Lucas and Osnoss will lead a team based in London that is expected to focus on prime technology assets that can be expanded globally.

September 30, 2010
Bloomberg TV: Jim Davidson Interview from Bloomberg Dealmakers Summit

Jim Davidson, Co-Founder of Silver Lake, discusses the outlook for investing in technology companies and the prospects for mergers and acquisitions in the industry.

June 25, 2010
CNBC: Glenn Hutchins Featured on CNBC Prime-Time Special on the Future of Technology

Silver Lake’s Co-Founder, Glenn Hutchins, was one of the featured experts on "Meeting of the Minds: The Future of Technology," a CNBC prime-time special hosted by anchor Maria Bartiromo.

April 29, 2010
PEI: Total Technology - Exchanges with Ken Hao

Following completion of its maiden deal in China, Silver Lake’s head of Asia, Kenneth Hao, explains how the US firm’s technology-focused investment remit has been translated to Asia.

March 30, 2009
Buyouts: Five Questions with Ajay Shah

Ajay Shah, Founding Managing Director, Silver Lake Sumeru, discusses the most promising area in technology investing and how Silver Lake is staying viable in the hunt for new deals amid stalled credit markets.

March 16, 2009
Fortune: After the panic of '08

Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder of Silver Lake, looks at the causes of the financial crisis and says scientific advances and entrepreneurship will help lead us out of it.

January 9, 2009
Fortune: A Formula for Stimulus with Staying Power

Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder of Silver Lake, argues that what the economy needs is a stimulus package with enormous scale and years of follow through.

September 1, 2007
Dealmaker: Silver Lake's New Four Amigos

A quartet of investing legends founded Silver Lake eight years ago. Now a new foursome, none yet 40, looks to continue the firm's tech dominance.

April 10, 2006
San Jose Mercury News: Going Private Starts to Make Sense

In 2000, investors led by Silver Lake Partners stunned Wall Street and Silicon Valley with an unusual deal for the technology industry: they spent $2 billion to buy Seagate Technology and took the disk drive company private.

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