Private Equity

Profile: Egon Durban's Rise At Silver Lake

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Egon Durban, the co-CEO of private equity firm Silver Lake Partners, is a newly-minted billionaire drawing comparisons to Warren Buffett, with membership in some of golf's most exclusive clubs and an inside track to the Oscars. A Texas native who made his name acquiring and then selling Skype, he has rapidly become the lead dealmaker on investments spanning entertainment, media, and technology. Under Durban, Silver Lake's name has recently been associated with pandemic-era investments into social media platform Twitter, home-for-rental company Airbnb, and travel site Expedia.

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