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The Firms Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners Invest USD 1 Billion in Airbnb

The private equity firms will inject €920 million into the tourist accommodation company through a combination of debt and equity.

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The tourist accommodation platform Airbnb has announced a significant injection of liquidity into the company. The private equity firms Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners are going to invest USD 1 billion (about € 920 million) in the company, with the aim of strengthening its financial situation.

In a statement issued by Airbnb itself, the company explains that this injection of liquidity will be carried out through a combination of debt and equity and that it will be used mainly to attract more hosts, which it calls homeowners, to put their rental properties onto the company’s platform.

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