General Atlantic Hires Jonathan Durham to Lead Technology Buyouts

New York – General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, today announced that Jonathan Durham (“JD”) has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Head of Technology Buyouts. In this role, Mr. Durham will oversee the firm’s continued expansion into corporate buyouts in the technology sector and tech-enabled business models globally.

Mr. Durham joins General Atlantic after more than 16 years at Silver Lake, where he most recently served as Managing Director. During his time there, Mr. Durham worked on significant capital commitments in areas including software, financial technology, digital marketing and education technology.

“We are thrilled to have JD join us to lead our deepened focus on technology buyouts opportunities,” said Bill Ford, Chairman and CEO of General Atlantic. “The growth of our buyouts strategy underscores the flexibility of our investing approach to meet our expanding opportunity set, as well as our ability to support entrepreneurs and companies across the full spectrum of their growth journey.”

“JD brings deep leadership experience to our technology buyout franchise, and I look forward to working closely with him as we pursue a broader range of investment opportunities in today’s dynamic technology sector,” said Anton Levy, Co-President, Managing Director and Chairman of the Global Technology Group. “We see a vast market for technology buyouts in the coming years, as we believe an increasing number of high-quality public and private companies will see value in strategic partners with patient capital and a strong growth orientation.”

“General Atlantic has a long history of active partnership with innovative tech-enabled businesses throughout the world,” Mr. Durham commented. “I look forward to leveraging the firm’s deep sector expertise, company-building capabilities and global network as we support companies in reaching their full potential.”

Prior to joining Silver Lake in 2005, Mr. Durham attended Harvard University, where he earned an AB in History.

About General Atlantic

General Atlantic is a leading global growth equity firm with more than four decades of experience providing capital and strategic support for over 445 growth companies throughout its history. Established in 1980 to partner with visionary entrepreneurs and deliver lasting impact, the firm combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, a long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great entrepreneurs and management teams to scale innovative businesses around the world. General Atlantic currently has over $73 billion in assets under management inclusive of all products as of June 30, 2022, and more than 215 investment professionals based in New York, Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Munich, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Stamford and Tel Aviv. For more information on General Atlantic, please visit the website:

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