GoDaddy Group Inc., a closely-held company that registers Internet domain names, agreed to be bought by private-equity firms KKR & Co., Silver Lake Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures.
The companies declined to provide a purchase price, but people familiar with the matter said the deal is worth $2.25 billion, roughly half of which is debt.
"We are partnering with KKR, Silver Lake and TCV because of their technology expertise, their understanding of web-based businesses and because their values align with ours," GoDaddy Chief Executive and founder Bob Parsons ...