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Year Founded: 1999

AUM: $92B | Dry Powder: $12B

2775 Sand Hill Road, Suite 100, Menlo Park, CA 94025, US

Silver Lake is a private equity firm founded in 1999 and is based in Menlo Park, California. The firm seeks to invest in disruptive technology-enabled growth companies

Key Contacts

  • Egon Durban
    CEO & Managing Partner
  • Gregory Mondre
    CEO & Managing Partner
  • Jason White
    Managing Director & CFO

Investment Preferences

  • Preferred Industries
    Commercial Services, Computer Hardware, Media, Other Consumer Products and Services, Software
  • Geographical Preference
    Canada, East Asia, North America, US, Western Europe
  • Preferred Deal Types
    Buyout/LBO, PE Growth/Expansion, PIPE, Recapitalization
  • Other Investment Preferences
    Invests in GP Stakes, Prefers majority stake, Prefers minority stake, Will syndicate

Investments By Year

Source: Pitchbook

Funds Closed

Silver Lake Partners VI
Vintage: 2020

Size: $20B

Dry Powder: $9.6B 

Details: The fund focuses on large-scale investments in technology, technology-enabled & related growth industries

Silver Lake Alpine
Vintage: 2019

Size: $2.5B

Dry Powder: $472.5M

Details: The fund invests in the Information Technology sector in US

Silver Lake Partners V
Vintage: 2017

Size: $15B

Dry Powder: $2.1B

Details: The fund invests in technology, software, B2C, energy, financial services, TMT & IT sectors

Investments By Industry

Investments By Region

Source: Pitchbook

Key Investments

In March 2023, Silver Lake and CPP Investments agreed to acquire Qualtrics, a software technology company, for $12.5 billion. In support of the transaction, $1 billion of debt financing was provided by undisclosed lenders to the company.

In September 2022, Silver Lake acquired a majority stake in, an Italian online price comparison platform, from EQT VIII fund and Oakley Capital for $1.1 billion. The transaction will help Facile to become the second Italian unicorn.

In March 2022, Entrata, a developer of property management software was acquired by Silver Lake, Dragoneer Investment Group and HGGC through an LBO for $1.5 billion.

In December 2021, Integrity Marketing Group, a distributor of life and health insurance and provider of wealth management and retirement planning service received $1.2 billion of development capital from Silver Lake and Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC). The investment will help the company to accelerate the development and implementation of its omnichannel insurance technology platform.

In July 2021, SmartRecruiters, a developer of an online recruitment platform raised $110 million of Series E venture funding in a deal led by Silver Lake. Insight Partners, Acadian Ventures, Mayfield (Private Equity), and W Capital Partners also participated in the round. The funds will be used to accelerate product development for its leading talent acquisition suite in the areas of intelligence, automation and conversational interfaces.

In September 2020, Silae, a developer of cloud-based payroll and human resource software was acquired by Silver Lake Management through a $600 million LBO.

In May 2020, Waymo, a developer of self-driving technology raised $2.5 billion of Series B venture funding from Magna International, AutoNation, and Silver Lake. Eight other investors also participated in the round. The funds will be used to continue advancing the company’s growth and team.

In November 2019, Silver Lake, through its fund Silver Lake Partners V, agreed to acquire First Advantage from Symphony Technology Group in a deal that valued the company for more than $1.5 billion. First Advantage, based in Atlanta, provides background screening identity service to employers and housing providers globally.

In October 2019, Silver Lake acquired TEG from funds advised by Affinity Equity Partners (S) Pte Ltd and its affiliates. The financial terms were not disclosed. TEG is an entertainment and ticketing company in Asia Pacific.

Other Details

At present, Silver Lake has over $95 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital. Silver Lake operates through 6 offices, 3 of which are located in the US and 1 office each in Singapore, London and Hong Kong.

Silver Lake’s portfolio companies collectively generate over $282 billion of revenue annually and employ over 713,000 people globally. The firm’s latest open fund Silver Lake Strategic Investors VI is a buyout fund managed by Silver Lake. The fund is located in Menlo Park, California.

137 Ventures, A.G. Hill Partners, Access Technology Ventures, ACE & Company, Adams Street Partners, AlpInvest Partners, AltaOne Capital, Apollo Global Management, Ardian, Baillie Gifford, Bain Capital, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Dragoneer Investment Group, EQT, FirstMark Capital, Thrive Capital, Tola Capital, Unitas Capital, Warburg Pincus, Yunfeng Capital, Zedcrest Group are some of the co-investors who invest alongside Silver Lake.

Source: Pitchbook, Company Website, Press Release