Silver Lake is the global leader in investment in the technology sector. It has approximately $40 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital .Its team comprises 100 investment professionals around the globe.
Silver Lake was founded in 1999. It was founded by Hutchins from Blackstone group, Roux ex senior executive at Oracle and Lotus, James Davidson(investment banker) and Roger McNamee (Silicon valley top investor). They secured funding of $2.3 billion from giants in technology like Larry Ellison, Bill Gates, Micheal Dell.
Silver Lake is well known for its innovative focus on technology at a time when private equity market was just started to sprout.Over the year Silver Lake have grown to current stage with an investments portfolio which collectively generates more than $204 billion of revenue annually and have expanded team.Prominent names in it’s portfolio are Airbnb, Alibaba group, AMC, Dell technologies, Endeavor, NortonLifeLock and Twitter.
With investment in Jio, it made its entry into the emerging Indian market. Silver Lake is investing Rs 5,655.75 crore to buy a 1.15 per cent stake in billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s telecom firm Jio.The deal a 12.5 per cent premium to the Facebook deal .In the future, we can expect more strategic and financial investments in India.
In 2013 , Silver lake had invested Ekta,a market leader in building the commodity trading and risk management software.