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Midas Tech Investor at Center of $120 Billion Deal Spree

  • Silver Lake supremo emerges as key power broker in M&A revival
  • Egon Durban’s firm controls major stakes in Twitter, VMware
Egon Durban
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Egon Durban, one of the top tech investors in the gilded world of private equity, has found himself at the center of a resurgence in dealmaking in the industry. 

When Elon Musk decided to make a play for Twitter Inc., one of his first calls was to Durban, a longtime friend who sits on the social networking firm’s board. Durban is also a director of VMware Inc., which announced Thursday it’s being bought by chipmaker Broadcom Inc. in one of the biggest-ever takeovers of a tech company.