Silver Lake Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Silver Lake has acquired 11 companies. It has also invested in 8 others.

Silver Lake’s most common sectors for investment aresoftware (20%) and information technology (15%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (28%) and going private (14%). In total, Silver Lake has invested in 18 US states and 16 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 12 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is ipo (34%). 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 Activity151
    • M&A Buy Activity100
    • M&A Sell Activity51
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 16
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 91
  • M&A Advisors 27

Silver Lake

2775 Sand Hill Road, Suite 100,
Menlo Park, California 94025
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, 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.


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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (4.8/yr) # 76 5 7 6 4 2 100
vol $101.2B $6.9B $1.1B $109.1B
Sell (3.4/yr) # 36 5 4 2 4 2 53
vol $39.8B $11.8B $51.6B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Oak View Group 2021-08-30 - Merger
Los Angeles, California · www.oakviewgroup.com
Splunk, Inc. 2021-06-22 - Stake Purchase
San Francisco, California · www.splunk.com
Group 42 Holding Ltd. 2021-04-14 - Growth Capital
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates · www.g42.ai
HYLA Mobile, Inc. 2020-10-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Irving, Texas · www.hylamobile.com
Ancestry.com, Inc. 2020-08-05 4.7B USD Secondary Buyout
Provo, Utah · www.ancestry.com
Groupe Meilleurtaux 2020-07-22 1.1B GBP Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Paris, France · www.meilleurtaux.com
Silæxpert 2020-07-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Aix-en-Provence, France · www.silaexpert.fr
Expedia Group, Inc. 2020-04-23 - Stake Purchase
Seattle, Washington · www.expediagroup.com
Jio Platforms Ltd. 2020-04-21 - Stake Purchase
Navi Mumbai, India
Credit Karma, Inc. 2020-02-24 7.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.creditkarma.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
First Advantage Corp. 2019-11-25 GB Group plc - Employ & Comply Services 2021-04-01 1
Atlanta, Georgia · www.fadv.com Chester, United Kingdom
Groupe Meilleurtaux 2020-07-22 Active Assurances SAS 2021-03-23 1
Paris, France · www.meilleurtaux.com Boulogne Billancourt, France · www.activeassurances.fr
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. 2018-01-16 NGC US LLC 2020-11-06 2
Pleasanton, California · www.blackhawknetwork.com Crystal Lake, Illinois · www.ngc-group.com
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. 2018-01-16 SVM, Inc. 2020-04-08 1
Pleasanton, California · www.blackhawknetwork.com Arlington Heights, Illinois · www.svmcards.com
Exact Holding NV 2019-02-26 WinBooks 2019-12-17 1
Delft, Netherlands · www.exact.com Louvain La Neuve, Belgium · www.winbooks.be
Weld North Education LLC 2018-01-04 Glynlyon, Inc. 2019-02-05 6
New York, New York · www.weldnorth.com Chandler, Arizona · www.glynlyon.com
LightBox, Inc. 2018-01-01 Environmental Data Resources, Inc. 2018-03-13 5
New York, New York · www.lightboxre.com Shelton, Connecticut · www.edrnet.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 7 (18%) - 20 (20%) 24.3B (22%)
Internet Software and Services 7 (18%) 3.4B (43%) 15 (15%) 8.5B (8%)
Information Technology 8 (21%) 3.5B (44%) 15 (15%) 7.0B (6%)
Financial Services 4 (11%) 1.1B (14%) 10 (10%) 2.9B (3%)
Technology Hardware 1 (3%) - 6 (6%) 27.0B (25%)
Information Services 1 (3%) - 5 (5%) 6.0B (6%)
Semiconductors - - 5 (5%) 2.7B (2%)
Communications - - 3 (3%) 22.7B (21%)
E-Commerce - - 3 (3%) 7.3B (7%)
Business Services 2 (5%) - 3 (3%) -
Renewable Energy - - 3 (3%) -
Consumer Services 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Education 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Media 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Digital Media - - 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 38 $8.0B 100 $108.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 23 (61%) 3.5B (44%) 69 (69%) 81.7B (75%)
  California 10 (26%) 3.5B (44%) 29 (29%) 13.8B (13%)
  Texas 1 (3%) - 7 (7%) 36.0B (33%)
  New York 2 (5%) - 6 (6%) 3.1B (3%)
  Illinois 2 (5%) - 4 (4%) 7.3B (7%)
  New Jersey 1 (3%) - 3 (3%) 1.5B (1%)
  Massachusetts - - 3 (3%) 3.8B (3%)
  Washington 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
  Arizona 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) 2.3B (2%)
  Colorado 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Ohio 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Florida - - 2 (2%) -
  South Carolina 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Georgia 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (1%) 11.4B (11%)
  Utah - - 1 (1%) 2.6B (2%)
  Alabama - - 1 (1%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (1%) -
China 1 (3%) - 6 (6%) 124M (< 1%)
United Kingdom 3 (8%) 3.4B (43%) 3 (3%) 3.4B (3%)
India 3 (8%) - 3 (3%) -
France 2 (5%) 1.1B (14%) 3 (3%) 1.1B (1%)
Netherlands 1 (3%) - 3 (3%) -
Germany 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Luxembourg - - 2 (2%) 16.4B (15%)
Singapore - - 2 (2%) 2.7B (2%)
Canada 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Alberta 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Australia 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
United Arab Emirates 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Ireland - - 1 (1%) 2.0B (2%)
Switzerland - - 1 (1%) 1.1B (1%)
Israel - - 1 (1%) -
Norway - - 1 (1%) -
Total 38 $8.0B 100 $108.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 17 (45%) - 28 (28%) -
Going Private 2 (5%) 6.9B (86%) 14 (14%) 75.4B (70%)
Secondary Buyout 5 (13%) - 13 (13%) 21.3B (20%)
PIPE 2 (5%) - 12 (12%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (8%) 1.1B (14%) 10 (10%) 6.1B (6%)
Stake Purchase 4 (11%) - 8 (8%) -
Divestiture - - 6 (6%) 5.7B (5%)
Venture 3 (8%) - 6 (6%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Consolidation 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (1%) -
Total 38 $8.0B 100 $108.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 18 (34%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 16 (30%) 40.6B (79%)
Secondary Sale 8 (15%) 11.0B (21%)
Merger 2 (4%) -
SPAC 2 (4%) -
Trade Sale 2 (4%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (2%) -
Shut Down 1 (2%) -
Sold to Management 1 (2%) -
Stake Sale 1 (2%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 53 $51.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
5
Barclays Investment Bank
5
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
4
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
17
Ropes & Gray LLP
5
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 20 $105.6B
$100M to $1B 7 $3.5B
TOTAL $109.1B
Largest Dell Technologies, Inc.
$24.4B (2013-05-02)
sell # Total
> $1B 12 $50.4B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.1B
TOTAL $51.6B
Largest SunGard Data Systems, Inc.
$9.1B (2015-08-12)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
14%
14 (14%)
Strategic(s)
6%
6 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
19%
10 (19%)
Strategic(s)
34%
18 (34%)

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