Silver Lake Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Silver Lake has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 11 others.

Silver Lake’s most common sectors for investment aresoftware (21%) and internet software and services (18%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (26%) and secondary buyout (14%). In total, Silver Lake has invested in 20 US states and 19 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 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is ipo (38%). Silver Lake’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2023 when it sold Splunk for $28.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity179
    • M&A Buy Activity125
    • M&A Sell Activity54
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 19
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 84
  • M&A Advisors 33

Silver Lake

Silver Lake Technology Management, L.L.C.

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, Nordic, 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (5.0/yr) # 100 9 9 5 2 - 125
vol $108.0B $1.1B $12.5B $121.6B
Sell (1.8/yr) # 47 6 2 - 1 - 56
vol $39.8B $11.8B $28.0B $79.6B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Splunk, Inc. 2023-09-21 28.0B USD Stake Sale
San Francisco, California · www.splunk.com
Proservice Hawaii Business Development Corp. 2023-05-17 - Secondary Buyout
Honolulu, Hawaii · www.proservice.com
Qualtrics International, Inc. 2023-03-12 12.5B USD Going Private
Provo, Utah · www.qualtrics.com
Facile.it S.p.A. 2022-06-22 - Secondary Buyout
Milan, Italy · www.facile.it
Shadowbox Studios 2022-06-14 - Growth Capital
Atlanta, Georgia · www.shadowboxstudios.com
Entrata, Inc. 2022-03-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lehi, Utah · www.entrata.com
Zuora, Inc. 2022-03-02 - Stake Purchase
Redwood City, California · www.zuora.com
Alchemy Insights, Inc. 2022-02-08 - Growth Capital
San Francisco, California · www.alchemy.com
Australian Professional Leagues 2021-12-14 - Stake Purchase
Sydney, Australia
Software AG 2021-12-13 - PIPE
Darmstadt, Germany · www.softwareag.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. 2018-01-16 Tango Card, Inc. 2024-01-31 3
Pleasanton, California · www.blackhawknetwork.com Seattle, Washington · www.tangocard.com
First Advantage Corp. 2019-11-25 Infinite ID LLC 2023-09-05 4
Atlanta, Georgia · www.fadv.com Hicksville, New York · www.infiniteid.com
Integrity Marketing Group LLC 2019-08-28 PHP Agency, Inc. 2022-07-20 47
Dallas, Texas · www.integritymarketinggroup.com Addison, Texas · www.phpagency.com
RVU 2018-01-01 Tempcover Ltd. 2022-03-01 2
London, United Kingdom · www.rvu.co.uk Fleet, United Kingdom · www.tempcover.com
RVU 2018-01-01 Life’s Great Ltd. 2021-12-10 1
London, United Kingdom · www.rvu.co.uk Manchester, United Kingdom · www.mojomortgages.com
First Advantage Corp. 2019-11-25 GB Group plc - Employ & Comply Services 2021-04-01 3
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
Integrity Marketing Group LLC 2019-08-28 Connexion Point LLC 2021-01-12 46
Dallas, Texas · www.integritymarketinggroup.com Sandy, Utah · www.connexionpoint.com
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 Achievers Corp. 2020-10-01 1
Pleasanton, California · www.blackhawknetwork.com San Francisco, California · www.achievers.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 13 (22%) - 26 (21%) 24.3B (20%)
Internet Software and Services 12 (21%) 15.9B (78%) 22 (18%) 21.0B (17%)
Information Technology 9 (16%) 3.5B (17%) 17 (14%) 7.0B (6%)
Financial Services 3 (5%) 1.1B (5%) 11 (9%) 2.9B (2%)
Technology Hardware 1 (2%) - 6 (5%) 27.0B (22%)
Information Services 2 (3%) - 6 (5%) 6.0B (5%)
Semiconductors - - 5 (4%) 2.7B (2%)
Business Services 4 (7%) - 5 (4%) -
Communications - - 3 (2%) 22.7B (19%)
E-Commerce - - 3 (2%) 7.3B (6%)
Renewable Energy - - 3 (2%) -
Consumer Services 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Education 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (2%) -
Media 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Consumer Products 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (1%) -
Environmental 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Insurance 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Leisure 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Life Science 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Marketing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Real Estate 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Staffing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 58 $20.5B 125 $121.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 34 (59%) 16.0B (78%) 85 (68%) 96.7B (80%)
  California 12 (21%) 3.5B (17%) 35 (28%) 16.3B (13%)
  Texas 2 (3%) - 8 (6%) 36.0B (30%)
  Massachusetts 1 (2%) - 5 (4%) 3.8B (3%)
  New York 1 (2%) - 5 (4%) 3.1B (3%)
  Illinois 2 (3%) - 4 (3%) 7.3B (6%)
  Utah 2 (3%) 12.5B (61%) 3 (2%) 15.1B (12%)
  Arizona 2 (3%) - 3 (2%) 2.3B (2%)
  Ohio 2 (3%) - 3 (2%) -
  New Jersey 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) 1.5B (1%)
  Georgia 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Washington 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Connecticut 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
  Colorado 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
  Florida - - 2 (2%) -
  South Carolina 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Oregon 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Hawaii 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (1%) 11.4B (9%)
  Alabama - - 1 (1%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (1%) -
China - - 6 (5%) 124M (< 1%)
United Kingdom 4 (7%) 3.4B (17%) 5 (4%) 3.6B (3%)
France 4 (7%) 1.1B (5%) 5 (4%) 1.1B (1%)
Germany 4 (7%) - 4 (3%) -
India 3 (5%) - 3 (2%) -
Italy 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Australia 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Netherlands 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Luxembourg - - 2 (2%) 16.4B (14%)
Canada 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Alberta 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Spain 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Belgium 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
United Arab Emirates 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Ireland - - 1 (1%) 2.0B (2%)
Switzerland - - 1 (1%) 1.1B (1%)
Israel - - 1 (1%) -
Norway - - 1 (1%) -
Singapore - - 1 (1%) -
Total 58 $20.5B 125 $121.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 21 (36%) - 32 (26%) -
Secondary Buyout 9 (16%) - 17 (14%) 21.3B (18%)
Going Private 3 (5%) 19.4B (95%) 15 (12%) 87.9B (73%)
Stake Purchase 8 (14%) - 14 (11%) -
PIPE 3 (5%) - 13 (10%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (9%) 1.1B (5%) 12 (10%) 6.1B (5%)
Venture 4 (7%) - 10 (8%) -
Divestiture 2 (3%) - 8 (6%) 5.7B (5%)
Add-on Acquisition 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Consolidation 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (1%) -
Total 58 $20.5B 125 $121.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 21 (38%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 16 (29%) 40.6B (51%)
Secondary Sale 8 (14%) 11.0B (14%)
Stake Sale 2 (4%) 28.0B (35%)
SPAC 2 (4%) -
Trade Sale 2 (4%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (2%) -
Merger 1 (2%) -
Shut Down 1 (2%) -
Sold to Management 1 (2%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 56 $79.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
BofA Securities
5
Barclays Investment Bank
5
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
4
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
21
Ropes & Gray
5
Latham & Watkins
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 21 $118.1B
$100M to $1B 7 $3.5B
TOTAL $121.6B
Largest Dell Technologies, Inc.
$24.4B (2013-05-02)
sell # Total
> $1B 13 $78.4B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.1B
TOTAL $79.6B
Largest Splunk, Inc.
$28.0B (2023-09-21)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
15%
19 (15%)
Strategic(s)
7%
9 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
18%
10 (18%)
Strategic(s)
32%
18 (32%)

FAQ

When was Silver Lake founded?

Silver Lake was founded in 1999.

What type of investor is Silver Lake?

Silver Lake is a private equity firm.

Where is Silver Lake headquartered?

Silver Lake is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

How much capital does Silver Lake have under management?

Silver Lake has 60.0B USD under management.

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