Silver Lake Lowers Gartner Stake

Gartner Inc. (NYSE: IT) has agreed to repurchase around 10.39 million shares of common stock from Silver Lake Partners for $200 million, at $19.25 per share. The deal means that < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />SilverLake’s ownership stake will drop from 20.7% to 12.7%, with 103.8 million shares remaining. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />