Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners supplied debt and equity financing for the Alphabet-backed online short-term accommodation platform at a $26bn valuation.

Airbnb, the US-based online accommodation marketplace backed by internet technology group Alphabet, agreed $1bn in debt and equity securities from private equity firm Silver Lake and investment firm Sixth Street Partners yesterday. Founded in 2008, Airbnb has built an online platform that enables users to book rooms or homes advertised by each other for short-term…

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