"I am delighted to return to Silver Lake to lead the firm's outstanding value creation team," said Mr. Gillett. " Silver Lake's unique industry focus and commitment to operational excellence, product innovation and dynamism at its portfolio companies is now part of the firm's DNA. Charlie has led and built the team in creating a tremendous foundation for our future engagement and partnership with portfolio companies to drive enduring value creation."
"I could not ask for a more accomplished successor than Mark," said Mr. Giancarlo. "Value creation is central to Silver Lake's investment strategy, and Mark's extensive operating experience, as well as his expertise in leading organizations through technology-driven growth and development, will be critical to advancing the operational performance of our portfolio companies." Mr. Giancarlo added: "I look forward to working with Mark and the value creation team through the transition."
Mr. Gillett first joined Silver Lake in 2009 from Alvarez & Marsal where he served for four years and was a Managing Director responsible for leading A&M's practice in Technology, Telecoms and Business Services and growing its private equity services in Europe.
About Silver Lake Silver Lake is a global leader in private investments in technology and technology-enabled industries. Silver Lake invests with the strategic and operational insights of an experienced industry participant. The firm has approximately 110 investment and value creation professionals located in New York, Menlo Park, San Mateo, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo and manages approximately $20 billion in combined assets under management. The Silver Lake Partners portfolio includes or has included technology and technology-enabled industry leaders such as Alibaba, Allyes, Ameritrade, Avago, Avaya, Business Objects, Flextronics, Gartner, Gerson Lehrman Group, Global Blue, Instinet, Intelsat, Interactive Data Corporation, IPC Systems, MCI, Mercury Payment Systems, MultiPlan, the NASDAQ OMX Group, NetScout, NXP, Sabre, Seagate Technology, Serena Software, Skype, Spreadtrum, SunGard Data Systems, UGS, Vantage Data Centers and William Morris Endeavor. For more information about Silver Lake and its entire portfolio, please visit www.silverlake.com.SOURCE Silver Lake