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June 13, 2016

The New York Times: Blue Coat to Sell Itself to Symantec, Abandoning I.P.O. Plans

Silver Lake’s investment in Symantec back in February anticipated a transaction like the Blue Coat deal, with the firm setting itself up to provide additional financing if Symantec were to pursue a deal that needed private equity help. And Silver Lake believes that other, smaller acquisitions may be in the offing for the security software provider in the future.

Aug 5, 2015

The New York Times: Motorola Solutions Chooses Silver Lake to Help Fund Transition Away From Radios

In seeking out Silver Lake, Motorola Solutions is hoping to accelerate a transition from selling only radios that police officers, fire departments and other emergency workers use, to a broader emergency communications platform.

Aug 5, 2015

Fortune: Tintri snags $125 million to market its new-look storage appliance

Tintri just closed a healthy $125 million Series F funding round which it will use to build out channel and marketing activities around its storage appliance. This round was led by Silver Lake Kraftwerk.

June 29, 2015

Los Angeles Times: Silver Lake buys Cast & Crew for $700 million

Private equity firm Silver Lake has acquired Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, the Burbank-based payroll services company, for $700 million.

June 1, 2015

Reuters: Silver Lake leads $500 mln investment in travel site Qunar

Private equity firm Silver Lake Partners LP said on Monday it would lead a $500 million investment in Qunar Cayman Islands Ltd, the Chinese travel website controlled by the country's internet search engine company Baidu Inc. In its second biggest investment in China after its deal with e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Silver Lake said it would invest $330 million in Qunar in the form of convertible bonds.

May 29, 2015

Fortune: Silver Lake's double-dip with Avago is paying off big

Ten years ago, Silver Lake and KKR partnered to create Avago Technologies, through the purchase of Agilent’s semiconductor business. They then took the company in public in 2009 and, by 2011, had effectively exited with 5x cash-on-cash returns. [Silver Lake] made a $1 billion convertible debt investment into Avago to help finance the LSI purchase. Were Silver Lake to convert its notes at Avago’s current trading price, the stake would be worth approximately $3 billion.

April 16, 2015

The Wall Street Journal: Virtu Shares Climb Sharply in Market Debut

Shares of Virtu Financial Inc. surged in their market debut. The company expects to invest in the business a small amount of the money raised in the offering, while the bulk of it will be used to buy out current investors, which include executives and private-equity firm Silver Lake.

April 1, 2015

The New York Times: GoDaddy Shares Jump in Market Debut

The company’s shares made their trading debut on Wednesday at $26.15, about 30 percent above the initial public offering price of $20 a share, a dollar more than the top end of the expected range. Since its takeover by three private equity firms — Silver Lake, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Technology Crossover Ventures — for $2.25 billion in 2011, GoDaddy has expanded both its line of offerings and its international presence.

Sept 21, 2014

The New York Times: Silver Lake Reaps a Golden Return on Its Alibaba Stake After the I.P.O.

The market debut of the Alibaba Group, the Chinese Internet titan, hit the stock markets like a meteor last week, ending its first day of public trading on Friday worth a staggering $231 billion.

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 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.

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.

April 23, 2012

Data Center Knowledge: With New Backers, GoDaddy Eyes Global Growth

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

At A Glance

Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with more than $24 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located around the world. Today Silver Lake's portfolio of investments collectively generates more than $100 billion of revenue annually and employs greater than 245,000 people internationally.


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