Silver Lake Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Silver Lake has acquired 9 companies. It has also invested in 10 others.

Silver Lake’s most common sectors for investment are software (19%) and information technology (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (25%) and going private (15%). In total, Silver Lake has invested in 18 US states and 14 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 13 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (35%). 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 Activity141
    • M&A Buy Activity92
    • M&A Sell Activity49
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 14
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 84
  • M&A Advisors 25

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (4.4/yr) # 70 3 6 6 3 4 92
vol $98.6B $2.6B $3.5B $1.1B $105.7B
Sell (3.4/yr) # 32 4 4 3 2 4 49
vol $37.2B $2.6B $11.8B $51.6B
  141

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Global Blue AG 2020-01-16 - Merger
Wangen-Brüttisellen, Switzerland · www.globalblue.com
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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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
SolarWinds, Inc. 2015-10-21 SentryOne 2020-10-23 7
Austin, Texas · www.solarwinds.com Charlotte, North Carolina · www.sentryone.com
Intelsat Global SA 2008-02-04 Gogo, Inc. - Commercial Aviation Business 2020-08-31 1
Grand-Duchy, Luxembourg · www.intelsat.com Chicago, Illinois
Think & Learn Pvt. Ltd. 2017-07-25 Whitehat Education Technology Pvt. Ltd. 2020-08-05 3
Bengaluru, India · www.byjus.com Mumbai, India · www.whitehatjr.com
Weld North Education (WNE) 2018-01-04 Purpose Prep, Inc. 2020-07-27 4
New York, New York Clawson, Michigan · www.purposeprep.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
LightBox, Inc. 2018-01-01 ClientLook Ltd. 2020-01-14 4
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 3
New York, New York · www.lightboxre.com Carlsbad, California · www.rcm1.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 6 (17%) 4.5B (15%) 17 (18%) 24.3B (23%)
Information Technology 6 (17%) 3.5B (11%) 13 (14%) 7.0B (7%)
Internet Software and Services 6 (17%) - 13 (14%) 5.1B (5%)
Financial Services 4 (11%) 1.1B (3%) 10 (11%) 2.9B (3%)
Technology Hardware 1 (3%) - 6 (7%) 27.0B (26%)
Semiconductors - - 5 (5%) 2.7B (3%)
Communications 3 (8%) 21.9B (71%) 4 (4%) 22.7B (22%)
Information Services 1 (3%) - 4 (4%) 6.0B (6%)
Business Services 2 (6%) - 4 (4%) -
E-Commerce - - 3 (3%) 7.3B (7%)
Renewable Energy - - 3 (3%) -
Media 2 (6%) - 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 36 $31.0B 92 $105.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 25 (69%) 16.3B (53%) 66 (72%) 81.7B (78%)
  California 13 (36%) 11.8B (38%) 28 (30%) 13.8B (13%)
  Texas 2 (6%) 4.5B (15%) 7 (8%) 36.0B (34%)
  New York 2 (6%) - 6 (7%) 3.1B (3%)
  Illinois 1 (3%) - 3 (3%) 7.3B (7%)
  New Jersey 1 (3%) - 3 (3%) 1.5B (1%)
  Massachusetts - - 3 (3%) 3.8B (4%)
  Washington 2 (6%) - 2 (2%) -
  Arizona 1 (3%) - 2 (2%) 2.3B (2%)
  Colorado 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%)
  Ohio - - 1 (1%) -
  Nebraska - - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (1%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (1%) -
China 1 (3%) - 6 (7%) 124M (< 1%)
India 3 (8%) - 3 (3%) -
France 2 (6%) 1.1B (3%) 3 (3%) 1.1B (1%)
Germany 2 (6%) - 2 (2%) -
Luxembourg 1 (3%) 13.6B (44%) 2 (2%) 16.4B (16%)
Singapore - - 2 (2%) 2.7B (3%)
Netherlands - - 2 (2%) -
United Kingdom 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Canada 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
  Alberta 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Ireland - - 1 (1%) 2.0B (2%)
Switzerland - - 1 (1%) 1.1B (1%)
Israel - - 1 (1%) -
Norway - - 1 (1%) -
Total 36 $31.0B 92 $105.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 13 (36%) - 23 (25%) -
Going Private 3 (8%) 16.3B (53%) 13 (14%) 72.0B (69%)
PIPE 2 (6%) - 12 (13%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (11%) 13.6B (44%) 11 (12%) 21.3B (20%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (11%) 1.1B (3%) 10 (11%) 6.1B (6%)
Stake Purchase 3 (8%) - 7 (8%) -
Venture 4 (11%) - 7 (8%) -
Divestiture 1 (3%) - 6 (7%) 5.7B (5%)
Add-on Acquisition 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Consolidation 1 (3%) - 1 (1%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (1%) -
Total 36 $31.0B 92 $105.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 17 (35%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 16 (33%) 40.6B (79%)
Secondary Sale 8 (16%) 11.0B (21%)
Merger 2 (4%) -
Trade Sale 2 (4%) -
Shut Down 1 (2%) -
Sold to Management 1 (2%) -
Stake Sale 1 (2%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 49 $51.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
5
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
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 19 $102.2B
$100M to $1B 7 $3.5B
TOTAL $105.7B
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
PE Firm(s)
76%
19 76%
Strategic(s)
24%
6 24%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
42%
13 42%
Strategic(s)
58%
18 58%

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