Silver Lake Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Silver Lake has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 14 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 (28%) and secondary buyout (13%). In total, Silver Lake has invested in 19 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 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is ipo (38%). 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 Activity171
    • M&A Buy Activity119
    • M&A Sell Activity52
  • Total Sectors Invested 24
  • Total Countries Invested 19
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 86
  • M&A Advisors 33

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 ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (5.4/yr) # 92 7 8 8 4 - 119
vol $108.0B $1.1B $109.1B
Sell (1.8/yr) # 45 2 5 2 - - 54
vol $39.8B $11.8B $51.6B
  173

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Zuora, Inc. 2022-03-02 - Stake Purchase
Redwood City, California · www.zuora.com
Alchemy 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
Grupo BC 2021-10-19 - Secondary Buyout
Madrid, Spain · www.grupobc.com
Euroclear SA/NV 2021-10-18 - Stake Purchase
Brussels, Belgium · www.euroclear.com
Splunk, Inc. 2021-06-22 - Stake Purchase
San Francisco, California · www.splunk.com
Celonis SE 2021-06-02 - Growth Capital
Munich, Germany · www.celonis.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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
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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 12 (21%) - 24 (20%) 24.3B (22%)
Internet Software and Services 12 (21%) 3.4B (43%) 21 (18%) 8.5B (8%)
Information Technology 8 (14%) 3.5B (44%) 16 (13%) 7.0B (6%)
Financial Services 5 (9%) 1.1B (14%) 11 (9%) 2.9B (3%)
Technology Hardware 1 (2%) - 6 (5%) 27.0B (25%)
Information Services 1 (2%) - 5 (4%) 6.0B (6%)
Semiconductors - - 5 (4%) 2.7B (2%)
Business Services 4 (7%) - 5 (4%) -
Communications - - 3 (3%) 22.7B (21%)
E-Commerce - - 3 (3%) 7.3B (7%)
Renewable Energy - - 3 (3%) -
Consumer Services 2 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Education 2 (4%) - 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%) -
Transportation 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 56 $8.0B 119 $108.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 32 (57%) 3.5B (44%) 80 (67%) 84.2B (78%)
  California 14 (25%) 3.5B (44%) 34 (29%) 16.3B (15%)
  Texas 2 (4%) - 8 (7%) 36.0B (33%)
  Massachusetts 1 (2%) - 5 (4%) 3.8B (3%)
  New York 1 (2%) - 5 (4%) 3.1B (3%)
  Illinois 2 (4%) - 4 (3%) 7.3B (7%)
  Arizona 2 (4%) - 3 (3%) 2.3B (2%)
  New Jersey 1 (2%) - 3 (3%) 1.5B (1%)
  Washington 2 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
  Georgia 2 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
  Ohio 1 (2%) - 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%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (1%) 11.4B (11%)
  Utah - - 1 (1%) 2.6B (2%)
  Nebraska - - 1 (1%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (1%) -
China 1 (2%) - 6 (5%) 124M (< 1%)
United Kingdom 4 (7%) 3.4B (43%) 5 (4%) 3.6B (3%)
France 4 (7%) 1.1B (14%) 5 (4%) 1.1B (1%)
Germany 4 (7%) - 4 (3%) -
India 3 (5%) - 3 (3%) -
Australia 2 (4%) - 2 (2%) -
Netherlands 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
Luxembourg - - 2 (2%) 16.4B (15%)
Canada 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Alberta 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Spain 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Italy 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 56 $8.0B 119 $108.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 23 (41%) - 33 (28%) -
Secondary Buyout 7 (13%) - 15 (13%) 21.3B (20%)
Going Private 2 (4%) 6.9B (86%) 14 (12%) 75.4B (70%)
PIPE 3 (5%) - 13 (11%) -
Stake Purchase 7 (13%) - 12 (10%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (7%) 1.1B (14%) 11 (9%) 6.1B (6%)
Venture 5 (9%) - 9 (8%) -
Divestiture 2 (4%) - 8 (7%) 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 56 $8.0B 119 $108.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 20 (37%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 16 (30%) 40.6B (79%)
Secondary Sale 8 (15%) 11.0B (21%)
SPAC 2 (4%) -
Trade Sale 2 (4%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (2%) -
Merger 1 (2%) -
Shut Down 1 (2%) -
Sold to Management 1 (2%) -
Stake Sale 1 (2%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 54 $51.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
5
Barclays Investment Bank
5
Morgan Stanley
4
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
20
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%
17 (14%)
Strategic(s)
8%
9 (8%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
19%
10 (19%)
Strategic(s)
31%
17 (31%)

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