M&A Deal Summary

Silver Lake Acquires Dell Technologies

On May 2, 2013, private equity firm Silver Lake acquired technology hardware company Dell Technologies, Inc. for 24.4B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Silver Lake’s 5th transaction in the Technology Hardware sector.
  • This is Silver Lake’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Silver Lake’s 39th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Silver Lake’s 3rd transaction in Texas.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2013-05-02
Target Dell Technologies, Inc.
Sector Technology Hardware
Buyer(s) Silver Lake
Deal Type Going Private
Deal Value 24.4B USD
Advisor(s) Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division (Financial)
Hogan Lovells (Legal)


Dell Technologies, Inc.

Round Rock, Texas, United States
Entrance to Dell's corporate campus in Round Rock, Texas.
Entrance to Dell's corporate campus in Round Rock, Texas.
Dell is a global provider of technology equipment and information technology software and solutions. Dell Technologies looks to bring together the entire infrastructure from hardware to software to services. Through its recent combination with EMC, Dell Technologies offers next-generation solutions through its Client Solutions Group, Infrastructure Solutions Group, VMware, Inc., RSA Information Security, SecureWorks Corp., Pivotal Software, Inc., Boomi, Inc., and Virtustream, Inc. Dell's solutions enable digital transformation and encompass software-defined data centers, all-flash arrays, hybrid cloud, converged and hyper-converged infrastructure, cloud-native software application development tools, mobile, and security solutions. Dell was incorporated in 1984 and is based in Round Rock, Texas.

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Silver Lake

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1999
Type Sector Agnostic

Silver Lake is a mega-sized private equity firm focused on a broad range of growth investments in and acquisitions of technology companies. Silver Lake is subdivided into several investing groups including Silver Lake Partners, Silver Lake Sumeru, Silver Lake Waterman, Silver Lake Alpine, and Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Silver Lake Partners pursues large-scale private investments in companies within the technology, tech-enabled and related growth industries. 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 Waterman provides growth capital to later-stage companies in the technology and technology-enabled industries, offering flexible solutions to finance expansion and acquisitions. Silver Lake Alpine is Silver Lake's debt and credit investing arm. Silver Lake Kraftwerk provides growth capital to technology and tech-enabled businesses driving efficiency across the operations, energy, and resources industries. Silver Lake Partners was formed in 1999 is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Overall 56 of 106
Sector (Technology Hardware) 5 of 6
Type (Going Private) 11 of 14
State (Texas) 3 of 8
Country (United States) 39 of 71
Year (2013) 2 of 4
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 27
2013-03-01 Credit Karma, Inc.

San Francisco, California, United States

Credit Karma, Inc. is a provider of free consumer credit scores, delivered online and via mobile devices to users on-demand. Credit Karma provides these customers comprehensive, consolidated, and integrated views of their financial condition through credit scores and personalized financial analytics and gives users access to unique offers from consumer financial services companies.

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2013-06-27 CDW Corp.

Lincolnshire, Illinois, United States

CDW is a direct marketer of multi-branded information technology products and services to small and medium sized businesses, government, healthcare and education customers in the United States and Canada. CDW was formed in 1984 and is based in Lincolnshire, Illinois.

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