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Silver Lake Partners

Large Cap Technology

Silver Lake Partners pursues large-scale private investments in companies within the technology, tech-enabled and related growth industries. Silver Lake Partners seeks to achieve superior risk-adjusted returns by investing with the strategic insight of an experienced industry participant, the operating skill of a world-class management team, and the investing capabilities of a leading private equity firm.

Team

Silver Lake Partners has a dedicated team of investment professionals located in Menlo Park, New York, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

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Current Investments

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Alibaba Group
E-Commerce Websites
2011
Partners

Alibaba Group is China’s leading e-commerce company with the following key business subsidiaries: Alibaba.com (#1 global B2B e-commerce platform), Taobao Marketplace (#1 China C2C e-commerceplatform), and Taobao Mall (“T-Mall”, #1 China B2C e-commerce platform).

Ancestry
Online Genealogy and Consumer Genomics
2016
Partners

Ancestry is the world's largest provider of online family history data and personal DNA testing. It provides insight on users' family backgrounds and genealogical heritage through its digitized historical records and personal DNA testing.

Avaya
Enterprise Communications Solutions
2007
Partners

Avaya is a global leader in enterprise communications systems. The Company provides unified communications, contact centers, data solutions, and related services directly and through its channel partners to leading businesses and organizations around the world.

Broadcom Limited
Advanced Semiconductor Components
2013
Partners

Broadcom Limited, formerly Avago Technologies, is a leading designer, developer, and global supplier of a broad range of analog and digital semiconductor connectivity solutions serving the wired infrastructure, wireless communications, enterprise storage, and industrial end-markets.

Cast & Crew
Entertainment Payroll Processing and Software
2015
Partners

Cast & Crew is a premier provider of technology-enabled payroll, production accounting and related value-added services to the entertainment industry. The Company helps content creators manage the complexities of entertainment industry payroll processing; residuals processing; tax incentives and financial services; regulatory compliance; and production accounting.

Cegid
Enterprise Software
2016
Partners
Cegid is a leading French enterprise management software and cloud services provider, offering a suite of on-premise and Software-as-a-Service ("SaaS") solutions to more than 135,000 client locations and 430,000 users in France and globally. In addition to finance, tax, and human resources, the company also provides industry-specific solutions for retailers, accountants, manufacturers, wholesalers, and other service-sector professionals.
Ctrip
Mobile and Online Travel Platform
2015
Partners

Ctrip is China’s leading provider of accommodation reservations, transportation ticketing, packaged tours, and corporate travel management. It is the largest online consolidator of accommodations and transportation tickets in China in terms of transaction volume.

Dell Technologies
Enterprise and Storage Solutions
2013
Partners

Dell Technologies is a leading provider of end-to-end IT solutions, including data center infrastructure and software, end-user computing devices, cloud solutions and security solutions. The company serves customers ranging from the world's largest businesses to individual consumers.

Fanatics, Inc.
E-Commerce
2015
Partners

Fanatics is a leading online retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise providing e‐commerce and fulfillment services for all major professional sports leagues and hundreds of premier brands in the sports industry.

FlixBus
Mobile and Online Travel Platform
2016
Partners
FlixBus is a European travel technology platform providing high-quality and cost-efficient intercity bus travel across Europe by partnering with independent bus partners and using proprietary data analytics.
 
Global Blue
Transaction Processing
2012
Partners

Global Blue is the world’s leading transaction processor for international shopping, serving an extensive global ecosystem of merchants, travelers, and financial institutions. Through its Tax Free Shopping segment, the Company is the world’s #1 service provider enabling travelers to reclaim VAT/GST and providing merchants with related value-added services including business intelligence analytics and specialized marketing support. The Company also offers complementary dynamic currency conversion and payment integration software solutions for retail points of sale. Global Blue processes more than 27 million transactions annually for merchants in over 270,000 enabled retail locations around the world.

GoDaddy
Web Hosting and Domain Registration Services
2011
Partners

GoDaddy is a leading provider of cloud-based software and services that enable, empower, and improve the online presence of small-and-medium-sized businesses. GoDaddy offers domain registration, web hosting, and related value-added services.

Intelsat
Fixed Satellite Services
2008
Partners

Intelsat is the world’s largest provider of fixed satellite services, delivering advanced transmission access for information and entertainment to some of the world’s leading media and network companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers, and governmental agencies.

Koubei
Online-to-Offline Services
2017
Partners
Koubei provides mobile solutions for brick-and-mortar businesses to capture growing consumption in China. It allows users to look for local merchants, place orders, conduct payments and write reviews from directly within the Alipay app. Koubei was established in 2015 by Alibaba Group and Ant Financial Services Group. 
Motorola Solutions
Critical Communications Solutions
2015
Partners

Motorola Solutions creates mission-critical communication solutions and services for more than 100,000 public safety and commercial customers, including local, state and national public safety agencies as well as businesses in industries such as utilities, mining and transportation. Its portfolio includes devices used by professionals in the field, problem-solving software that drives effectiveness, mission-critical systems for command centers, network infrastructure and a range of services.

Quorum Business Solutions
Energy Software and Solutions
2014
Partners, Kraftwerk

Quorum is the leading provider of software and services to manage operational, administrative, financial and transactional business processes for energy, renewables and natural resource industry segments. Quorum has completed over 975 successful energy information technology projects and provides ongoing support to over 185 energy industry clients.

Red Ventures
Digital Marketing
2015
Partners

Red Ventures is the United States’ largest provider of technology-enabled performance marketing services. The company operates as a strategic partner to leading brands across a variety of industries, including consumer home video, telecom, insurance, energy, financial services and software.

Sabre
Travel Distribution Solutions
2007
Partners

Sabre Holdings provides technology-enabled travel distribution services to travel agencies, suppliers, and consumers through its Travel Network, Airline Solutions and Hospitality Solutions business units.

SMART Modular
Memory Systems and Solid State Drives
2011
Partners, Sumeru

SMART Modular is a leading independent developer and manufacturer of DRAM and Flash-based modules and subsystems for computing, communications, embedded, and defense applications. The Company operates in Brazil, Malaysia, the UK, and the US.

SoFi
Personal Finance
2017
Partners
SoFi is an Internet personal finance company applying a differentiated approach to lending, wealth management, and insurance. SoFi's technology platform integrates product offerings such as student loan refinancing, mortgages, personal loans, and other financial services.   
SolarWinds
IT Management Software
2016
Partners

SolarWinds is a leading provider of powerful and affordable hybrid IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500® enterprises to small businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions.

Symantec
Cybersecurity
2016
Partners

Symantec is a leading global provider of cybersecurity solutions that help businesses and consumers secure and manage their information.

Unity Technologies
Virtual and Augmented Reality
2017
Partners
WME/IMG
Entertainment and Media
2012
Partners

WME|IMG is the global leader in sports, entertainment, media, and fashion. Operating in more than 25 countries around the world, the company specializes in talent representation; commercial marketing and endorsements; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media production and distribution; and event management. Formed in 2014, when WME acquired IMG, WME|IMG's nearly 5,000 employees work across businesses including IMG Academy, Art + Commerce, Books, College, Commercials and Endorsements, Digital, Events, Film, Golf, Licensing, Models, Music, Production, Speakers, Television, Tennis, and Theater.

Note: Includes all current investments from Silver Lake Partners II, L.P. and Silver Lake Partners III, L.P.

At A Glance

Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with more than $24 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located around the world. Silver Lake Partners invests in large-cap technology companies and tech-enabled businesses.