MENLO PARK, Calif. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, today issued the following statement regarding the disclosure by Endeavor Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EDR) that it is exploring strategic alternatives:
“Silver Lake is committed to strategies that deliver value for all shareholders of Endeavor. To that end, Silver Lake is currently working toward making a proposal to take Endeavor private. Silver Lake firmly believes in Endeavor’s business and is not interested in selling its shares in Endeavor to a third-party nor in entertaining bids for assets that are a part of Endeavor. Silver Lake is the owner of approximately 71% of the voting power of Endeavor. Our Co-Chief Executive Officer, Egon Durban, and our Managing Director, Stephen Evans, serve as members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Endeavor. Silver Lake has been a committed investor since 2012 and has made significant investments in Endeavor since then to support its growth.”
This press release does not constitute an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities of Endeavor. There is no guarantee that Silver Lake will make any proposal or pursue any transaction with respect to Endeavor, and, if any such proposal is made, Silver Lake can provide no assurances that a transaction will be executed or successfully consummated.
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