Silver Lake-backed Endeavor revives IPO plans, will buy UFC outright
April 1, 2021
Endeavor, a Hollywood talent agency and provider of sports and entertainment offerings owned by Silver Lake, has filed with the SEC for an IPO just 18 months after pulling an offering the day before its debut. Funds from the latest IPO will go toward acquiring a 100% stake in the UFC, the professional mixed-martial arts league it has backed since 2018. Tesla CEO Elon Musk will join Endeavor's board of directors.