Friday Sep 5
Wall Street Journal
Alibaba and Silver Lake - The Numbers
Silver Lake Partners, the buyout shop best known for last year's take-private of Dell Inc., took a small minority stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding in September 2011-a somewhat unusual move for the tech-focused firm, which usually takes majority positions. The firm took part in a $1.6 billion round that valued Alibaba at $32 billion, alongside other firms including Russian venture firm Digital Sky Technologies, Yunfeng Capital, which includes Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma as one of its founders, and Singaporean investment fund Temasek Holdings.
Silver Lake Announces Strategic Investment in Quorum Business Solutions
Silver Lake Partners , the global leader in technology investing, and Silver Lake Kraftwerk , the firm's energy and resource innovation strategy, announced today that they have agreed to acquire Quorum Business Solutions from funds managed by The Carlyle Group's middle-market buyout team and Riverstone Holdings.
Silver Lake to make 2.8x from sale of Mercury Payment
Silver Lake Partners stands to make close to three times its investment in Mercury Payment Systems , which has agreed to be acquired by Vantiv for $1.65 billion.
Blach moving to San Jose after buying new HQ
Blach Construction Co. has built offices for everyone from Stanford University to Kaiser Permanente to VC powerhouse Silver Lake Partners.
Michael Lewis book stalls IPO by Silver Lake's high-frequency trader Virtu Financial
"Flash Boys," a book by Michael Lewis critical of the high-frequency trading industry, came at the wrong time for Virtu Financial, which is partly owned by Silver Lake Partners.