Silver Lake hires Microsoft alum, takes Smart Global public
May 26, 2017
Menlo Park, CA | PE/Buyout
Silver Lake has added Harel Kodesh as an operating partner. Kodesh was most recently the CTO at GE Digital, having worked in a range of executive roles at tech companies after leaving Microsoft in 2000. In a separate development, Silver Lake's Smart Global (fka Smart Modular), a provider of computer memory chips, has raised about $58 million in an IPO after pricing 5.3 million shares at $11 per share, below the expected $13 to $15 range. Silver Lake acquired the company for $645 million in 2011.