Silver Lake


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Company Details

Founded in 1999, Silver Lake is a global private investment firm with approximately $14 billion in assets under management. With offices in Menlo Park, New York, London, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Tokyo, Silver Lake employs over 90 investment professionals across its strategies. The firm's investing strategies derive from specialization in three primary areas:

Silver Lake Partners – Large Cap Technology
Silver Lake Partners is the leader in private investments in technology and technology-enabled industries. Its funds' portfolio companies include or have included technology industry leaders such as Allyes, Ameritrade, Avago, Avaya, Business Objects, Flextronics, Gartner, Gerson Lehrman Group, Instinet, Intelsat, Interactive Data Corporation, IPC Systems, MCI, Mercury Payment Systems, MultiPlan, the NASDAQ OMX Group, NetScout, Nobao Renewable Energy, NXP, Sabre Holdings, Seagate Technology, Serena Software, Skype, Spreadtrum Communications, SunGard Data Systems, Thomson, UGS, and Vantage Data Centers.

Silver Lake Sumeru – Middle Market Technology
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 Sumeru combines specialized technology sector knowledge, rigorous due diligence processes and a network of industry relationships to create a significant competitive advantage in executing its investment strategy. Silver Lake Sumeru's portfolio companies include AVI-SPL, i2, Locaweb, Mobile Messenger, Power-One, Spansion, and Talend.

Silver Lake Credit – Debt Investing
As a debt investing business, Silver Lake Credit's core investment thesis is that fundamental, bottom-up credit selection performed over the long-term will lead to outperformance. Silver Lake Credit's investing strategy emphasizes undervalued, stressed and distressed debt opportunities derived primarily from the secondary market and the proprietary Silver Lake network. The credit team subscribes to the Silver Lake ethos of deep diligence and specialization.



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