Glenn Hutchins, Silver Lake's Co-Founder, provides perspective on the global economy and highlights investment opportunities in the technology industry, particularly in China's e-commerce sector.
Silver Lake started building relations with Alibaba Group almost as soon as it launched its Asia operations in 2008. When Alibaba decided last year that it wanted to facilitate the sale of a 5.7% stake, Silver Lake and its counterparts presented the right solution at the right time. This transaction was named Private Equity Deal of the Year at the AVCJ China Awards.
Despite waning investor sentiment, large U.S. buyout firms are some of the fittest in the industry and the most likely to produce outsized returns, according to the Spring 2011 HEC Dow Jones Private Equity Fitness Ranking. For the second year running, Silver Lake retained its #1 ranking.
The private equity firm Silver Lake and the investment management company Partners Group have agreed to buy Global Blue, a tax-free shopping business. The deal, valued at about $1.25 billion, is one of the largest private-equity-backed leveraged buyouts in Europe this year.
Silver Lake Partners is buying a minority stake in leading talent agency William Morris Endeavor Entertainment in a deal that aims to help the agency build its clients' brands on digital platforms. Silver Lake Managing Partner Egon Durban will join the agency's executive committee and help to create a new technology advisory council that will identify growth opportunities to benefit the agency's clients.
Private equity firms Silver Lake Partners and TPG Capital said they intend to fund a majority of the nearly $227 million Avaya needs to buy Israeli video conferencing company Radvision.
Silver Lake expects buyout firms to zero in on makers of telecommunications and mobile-phone gear this year, spurring a new round of deal making.
Charles Giancarlo, Managing Director at Silver Lake, talks about the technology industry, Microsoft's integration of Skype and the outlook for Netflix and Yahoo!
Jim Davidson, Co-Founder of Silver Lake, discusses the role that private equity plays in the broader economy and his outlook for the technology sector.
Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder of Silver Lake, discusses the long-term structural problems he sees in the U.S. economy, including debt in the public and household sectors, housing and high unemployment levels.
Private equity is again getting a seat at the table at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. On Thursday, the regulator named Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder of Silver Lake, as a new director.
Forward-looking private equity investors can reap strong returns from global growth opportunities, despite the powerful headwinds that are buffeting the U.S. economy, according to Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder of Silver Lake.
Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder of Silver Lake, talks about his investing strategy and the American economic recovery.
Silver Lake, in partnership with George Soros, spent the past 18 months reviewing what has worked for cleantech investing and has been developing an investment thesis. For important additional information regarding the differences in the management and portfolio investments of Silver Lake Kraftwerk and Silver Lake Partners, as well as Foundation Capital, please click here.
Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder of Silver Lake, discusses the outlook for private equity and investment strategy and also talks about the prospects for the U.S. economy.
Silver Lake has formed a fund to invest in clean energy businesses. The move highlights the popularity of "clean tech" businesses - companies that use technology to improve energy efficiency.
Egon Durban is part of a nucleus of rising stars at Silver Lake known as "the four amigos," the others being Mike Bingle, who leads financial technology deals; Greg Mondre, who heads investments in communications technology and Internet and IT infrastructure; and Ken Hao, who spearheads deals in Asia.
Christian Lucas has been appointed co-head of Silver Lake's Europe, Middle East and Africa businesses with Joe Osnoss. Lucas and Osnoss will lead a team based in London that is expected to focus on prime technology assets that can be expanded globally.
Jim Davidson, Co-Founder of Silver Lake, discusses the outlook for investing in technology companies and the prospects for mergers and acquisitions in the industry.
Silver Lake’s Co-Founder, Glenn Hutchins, was one of the featured experts on "Meeting of the Minds: The Future of Technology," a CNBC prime-time special hosted by anchor Maria Bartiromo.
Following completion of its maiden deal in China, Silver Lake’s head of Asia, Kenneth Hao, explains how the US firm’s technology-focused investment remit has been translated to Asia.
Ajay Shah, Founding Managing Director, Silver Lake Sumeru, discusses the most promising area in technology investing and how Silver Lake is staying viable in the hunt for new deals amid stalled credit markets.
Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder of Silver Lake, looks at the causes of the financial crisis and says scientific advances and entrepreneurship will help lead us out of it.
Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder of Silver Lake, argues that what the economy needs is a stimulus package with enormous scale and years of follow through.
A quartet of investing legends founded Silver Lake eight years ago. Now a new foursome, none yet 40, looks to continue the firm's tech dominance.
In 2000, investors led by Silver Lake Partners stunned Wall Street and Silicon Valley with an unusual deal for the technology industry: they spent $2 billion to buy Seagate Technology and took the disk drive company private.
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with more than $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located around the world. Today Silver Lake's portfolio of investments collectively generates more than $142 billion of revenue annually and employs more than 300,000 people globally.
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