Davis Polk advised Silver Lake on its $250 million investment in WPEngine, Inc.
Silver Lake is a global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value-creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Founded in 2010, WP Engine is a market leader in one of the fastest growing segments of the Internet, providing digital solutions for companies of all sizes to build, manage and deliver compelling websites.
The Davis Polk corporate team included partner Alan F. Denenberg and associates Reid B. Fitzgerald, Michael Gilson and Michael Senders. Partner Rachel D. Kleinberg provided tax advice. Partner Jeffrey P. Crandall provided executive compensation advice. Partner Pritesh P. Shah provided intellectual property and technology advice. Counsel Jeanine P. McGuinness provided compliance advice. Partner Arthur J. Burke and counsel Mary K. Marks provided antitrust and competition advice. Members of the Davis Polk team are based in the New York, Northern California and Washington DC offices.