- United States
- Latest investment
- Jan 04 2018
- No. of Startups
2775 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, 94025, USA
- Silver Lake is an American private equity firm focused on leveraged buyout and growth capital investments in technology, technology-enabled and related industries. Founded in 1999, the firm is one of the largest technology investors in the world. Notable among its investment holdings are Avago, Dell, Alibaba, Go Daddy, William Morris Endeavor, IMG Worldwide, Avaya, Sabre Holdings, Skype, Symantec, GLG, Seagate Technology and NASDAQ. Silver Lake is headquartered in Menlo Park with offices in San Mateo, Cupertino, New York, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo.Investment StrategiesSilver Lake operates through three primary businesses, all focused on technology investments: Silver Lake Partners makes private equity investments in large cap technology companies. Silver Lake Partners was the firm's original business founded by Jim Davidson, Dave Roux, Roger McNamee and Glenn Hutchins, and comprises the bulk of the firm's assets under management. Silver Lake Sumeru – focuses on technology investments in middle-market companies. The Sumeru business was formerly known as Shah Capital founded by Ajay Shah. Silver Lake Kraftwerk a growth oriented fund focused on energy, energy technology and resources investing. Silver Lake Waterman a growth capital, via a proprietary Growth Debt product, to later-stage growth companies in the technology and technology-enabled industries.
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