Silver Lake Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Silver Lake has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 8 others.

Silver Lake’s most common sectors for investment are software (21%) and information technology (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (26%) and going private (15%). In total, Silver Lake has invested in 18 US states and 13 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Dell Technologies for $24.4B.

In the last 3 years, Silver Lake has exited 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is ipo (39%). Silver Lake’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold SunGard Data Systems for $9.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity133
    • M&A Buy Activity89
    • M&A Sell Activity44
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 13
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 69
  • M&A Advisors 25

Silver Lake

2020 Pioneer Court,
San Mateo, California 94403
United States,
(650)233-8120
www.silverlake.com

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, 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 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.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Services, Digital Media, E-Commerce, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Environmental, Financial Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Media, Renewable Energy, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 100 500
Enterprise Value 100 10,000
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.8/yr) # 70 3 5 8 3 - 89
vol $98.6B $2.6B $4.2B $105.4B
Sell (2.4/yr) # 32 4 3 3 2 - 44
vol $37.2B $2.6B $39.8B
  133

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
City Football Group Ltd. 2019-11-27 - Growth Capital
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.cityfootballgroup.com
First Advantage Corp. 2019-11-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Atlanta, Georgia · www.fadv.com
EverCommerce 2019-07-23 - Growth Capital
Denver, Colorado · www.evercommerce.com
ForeFlight LLC 2019-03-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.foreflight.com
Influence Health, Inc. 2019-01-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Birmingham, Alabama · www.influencehealth.com
Dell Technologies, Inc. 2018-12-28 - IPO
Round Rock, Texas · www.delltechnologies.com
ServiceMax, Inc. 2018-12-13 - Divestiture
Pleasanton, California · www.servicemax.com
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services LLC 2018-12-10 - Secondary Buyout
Burbank, California · www.castandcrew.com
Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. 2018-08-13 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.qbsol.com
Ant Financial Services Group 2018-06-08 - Venture
Hangzhou, China · www.alipay.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
LightBox, Inc. 2018-01-01 ClientLook Ltd. 2020-01-14 3
New York, New York · www.lightboxre.com Laguna Niguel, California · www.clientlook.com
Weld North Education (WNE) 2018-01-04 LearnZillion, Inc. 2020-01-08 3
New York, New York Washington, District of Columbia · www.learnzillion.com
SolarWinds, Inc. 2015-10-21 VividCortex, Inc. 2019-12-11 6
Austin, Texas · www.solarwinds.com Charlottesville, Virginia · www.vividcortex.com
LightBox, Inc. 2018-01-01 RealCapitalMarkets.com LLC 2019-05-13 2
New York, New York · www.lightboxre.com Carlsbad, California · www.rcm1.com
LightBox, Inc. 2018-01-01 Digital Map Products, Inc. 2019-05-13 1
New York, New York · www.lightboxre.com Irvine, California · www.digitalmapproducts.com
SolarWinds, Inc. 2015-10-21 Samanage Ltd. 2019-04-11 5
Austin, Texas · www.solarwinds.com Cary, North Carolina · www.samanage.com
Weld North Education (WNE) 2018-01-04 Assessment Technology, Inc. 2019-03-06 2
New York, New York Tucson, Arizona · www.ati-online.com
ServiceMax, Inc. 2018-12-13 Zinc, Inc. 2019-02-26 1
Pleasanton, California · www.servicemax.com San Francisco, California · www.zinc.it
Weld North Education (WNE) 2018-01-04 Glynlyon, Inc. 2019-02-05 1
New York, New York Chandler, Arizona · www.glynlyon.com
Credit Karma, Inc. 2018-03-28 Noddle 2018-11-05 2
San Francisco, California · www.creditkarma.com London, United Kingdom · www.noddle.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 7 (19%) 4.7B (14%) 18 (20%) 24.5B (23%)
Information Technology 5 (14%) 3.5B (10%) 12 (13%) 7.0B (7%)
Internet Software and Services 5 (14%) 500M (1%) 10 (11%) 5.6B (5%)
Financial Services 4 (11%) 1.1B (3%) 9 (10%) 1.8B (2%)
Technology Hardware 1 (3%) - 6 (7%) 27.0B (26%)
Business Services 3 (8%) - 6 (7%) -
Semiconductors - - 5 (6%) 2.7B (3%)
Communications 3 (8%) 21.9B (64%) 4 (4%) 22.7B (22%)
E-Commerce - - 3 (3%) 7.3B (7%)
Information Services 2 (5%) 2.6B (8%) 3 (3%) 6.0B (6%)
Renewable Energy - - 3 (3%) -
Media 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (1%) -
Education 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Environmental 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Marketing 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 37 $34.4B 89 $104.7B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 28 (76%) 19.6B (57%) 67 (75%) 82.4B (79%)
  California 14 (38%) 12.3B (36%) 28 (31%) 14.3B (14%)
  Texas 3 (8%) 4.5B (13%) 8 (9%) 36.0B (34%)
  New York 3 (8%) - 7 (8%) 3.1B (3%)
  Illinois 1 (3%) - 3 (3%) 7.3B (7%)
  Massachusetts - - 3 (3%) 3.8B (4%)
  Arizona 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) 2.3B (2%)
  Connecticut 1 (3%) 205M (1%) 2 (2%) 205M (< 1%)
  Colorado 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  New Jersey - - 2 (2%) 1.5B (1%)
  Florida - - 2 (2%) -
  Utah 1 (3%) 2.6B (8%) 1 (1%) 2.6B (2%)
  Washington 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  South Carolina 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Georgia 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (1%) 11.4B (11%)
  Ohio - - 1 (1%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (1%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (1%) -
China 2 (5%) - 6 (7%) 124M (< 1%)
United Kingdom 2 (5%) 1.1B (3%) 2 (2%) 1.1B (1%)
Germany 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Luxembourg 1 (3%) 13.6B (40%) 2 (2%) 16.4B (16%)
Singapore - - 2 (2%) 2.7B (3%)
Netherlands - - 2 (2%) -
Canada 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Alberta 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
India 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Ireland - - 1 (1%) 2.0B (2%)
France - - 1 (1%) -
Israel - - 1 (1%) -
Norway - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 28 (76%) 19.6B (57%) 67 (75%) 82.4B (79%)
Cross-border 9 (24%) 14.8B (43%) 22 (25%) 22.3B (21%)
Total 37 $34.4B 89 $104.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 13 (35%) - 23 (26%) -
Going Private 3 (8%) 16.3B (47%) 13 (15%) 72.0B (69%)
Secondary Buyout 7 (19%) 17.9B (52%) 12 (13%) 21.8B (21%)
PIPE 2 (5%) - 12 (13%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (8%) - 9 (10%) 5.0B (5%)
Venture 5 (14%) - 8 (9%) -
Divestiture 2 (5%) 205M (1%) 7 (8%) 5.9B (6%)
Stake Purchase 2 (5%) - 4 (4%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (1%) -
Total 37 $34.4B 89 $104.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 17 (39%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 14 (32%) 33.5B (84%)
Secondary Sale 7 (16%) 6.3B (16%)
Trade Sale 2 (5%) -
Shut Down 1 (2%) -
Sold to Management 1 (2%) -
Stake Sale 1 (2%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 44 $39.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
5
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
5
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
4
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
16
Ropes & Gray LLP
5
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 18 $101.2B
$100M to $1B 9 $4.2B
TOTAL $105.4B
Largest Dell Technologies, Inc.
$24.4B (2013-05-02)
sell # Total
> $1B 10 $38.6B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.1B
TOTAL $39.8B
Largest SunGard Data Systems, Inc.
$9.1B (2015-08-12)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
75%
21 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
7 25%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
43%
12 43%
Strategic(s)
57%
16 57%

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