Leveraging a deep network of relationships throughout the global technology industry, Silver Lake seeks to cultivate proprietary or specialized investment opportunities not typically available to generalist investors. Engaging with the experience and sophistication of a strategic industry participant, Silver Lake’s international deal teams deploy capital in compelling investment opportunities predicated on innovative or disruptive business models and companies with the demonstrated potential for accelerated market leadership.
Launched in 1999 as a specialist firm focused on private technology company investments, Silver Lake has maintained its strategic discipline since its founding but has expanded its sector expertise to encompass four primary investment strategies. Today Silver Lake’s portfolio of investments collectively generates more than $30 billion of revenue annually and employs more than 97,000 people around the world.
Large Cap Technology
Silver Lake Partners pursues large-scale private investments in companies within the technology, tech-enabled and related growth industries. Silver Lake Partners seeks to achieve superior risk-adjusted returns by investing with the strategic insight of an experienced industry participant, the operating skill of a world-class management team, and the investing capabilities of a leading private equity firm.
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Middle Market Technology
Silver Lake Sumeru invests in middle market technology companies with established business models and attractive growth prospects where there is an opportunity to create value through operational transformation. Silver Lake Sumeru combines specialized technology sector knowledge, rigorous due diligence processes, and a network of industry relationships to create a significant competitive advantage in executing its investment strategy.
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Technology Credit Investing
Silver Lake Debt Strategies invest in technology credit opportunities and also serves as a provider of technology sector debt capital.
Silver Lake Waterman provides private, later-stage, pre-IPO technology companies with solution-oriented debt capital to fund growth and expansion, strategic acquisitions, ownership liquidity, or general working capital needs.
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Silver Lake Credit’s core investment thesis is that fundamental, bottom-up credit selection performed over the long-term will lead to outperformance. Silver Lake Credit's investing strategy emphasizes undervalued, stressed, and distressed debt opportunities derived primarily from the secondary market and the proprietary Silver Lake network.
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Energy and Resource Innovation
Silver Lake Kraftwerk focuses on providing growth capital to technology innovators with established business models in the energy and resource sectors. Silver Lake Kraftwerk targets companies globally that leverage technology and business model innovation to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste and emissions, harness renewable energy, and more efficiently use natural resources, among other applications.
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