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Why Silver Lake for Private Equity? / Overview of Silver Lake

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Silver Lake is one of the most prominent technology investors in the world. Silver Lake is a U.S.-based private equity firm that focuses on technology and technology-enabled investments. Silver Lake manages an AUM of $102B and raised a $20B private equity fund in 2024.

Silver Lake Partners

Silver Lake invests using four different investment strategies: Silver Lake Partners, Silver Lake Long Term Capital, Silver Lake Alpine and Silver Lake Waterman.

Silver Lake Overview

Remember that in order to craft a great answer to the common question "Why this Firm?", it's your responsibility to read articles and speak with employees. If you are interviewing with Silver Lake, you should make sure you know:

  • 1 deal that the investment team you are recruiting with has done

  • 1 person at the firm (ideally someone who would have influence over your recruiting process)

  • 1 business model-specific detail to mention

We explain how to answer qualitative questions and research private equity firms in our Private Equity Course. We also teach how to build LBO models and prepare for case study interviews.

Big 3 Qualitative Questions

Selected Transaction

Silver Lake agreed to acquire baseball team management firm Diamond Baseball. Silver Lake is looking to capitalize on increasing demand for Minor League Baseball content.

  • Transaction Description: Silver Lake Management, L.L.C. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Diamond Baseball Holdings, LLC from Endeavor Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EDR). As part of the deal, Silver Lake will acquire ten MLB Professional Development League clubs

  • Transaction Date: Announced August 2022

  • Transaction Value: $280mm, all cash

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Fact Sheet

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  • Company Name: Silver Lake

  • Description: Silver Lake is an American global private equity firm focused on investments in technology, technology-enabled and related industries

  • Firm Category: Private Equity / Upper Middle Market

  • Status: Silver Lake is a privately held company

  • Founded: 1999

  • Assets Under Management: $102B

  • Flagship Fund Size: SLP VI ($20B raised in 2024)

  • Co-CEOs: Egon Durban, Greg Mondre

  • Headquarters: Menlo Park, USA


Silver Lake Glassdoor

Silver Lake Salary

Based on the H1B Database, the average base salary for an Analyst at Silver Lake is $80k - $110k.


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