Permira Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Permira has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Permira’s most common sectors for investment are retail (9%) and software (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%) and secondary buyout (27%). In total, Permira has invested in 15 US states and 24 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired FreeScale Semiconductor for $17.6B.

In the last 3 years, Permira has exited 9 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (38%). Permira’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold Intelsat Global SA for $13.6B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity190
    • M&A Buy Activity121
    • M&A Sell Activity69
  • Total Sectors Invested 39
  • Total Countries Invested 24
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 67
  • M&A Advisors 39

Permira

80 Pall Mall,
London, SW1Y 5ES
United Kingdom
+44 20 7632 1000
www.permira.com

Permira is a mega-sized private equity firm that targets large company investments around the world. Permira invests to support acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, take-privates, turnarounds, and growth buyouts. Areas of interest include healthcare, financial services, chemicals, consumer products and services, industrial products and services, technology, media, and telecom. Permira will consider opportunities in Europe, Asia, and North America. Permira was formed in 1985 and has offices in Menlo Park, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, London, Hong Kong, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Tokyo, Guernsey and New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electronics, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Media, Medical Products, Publishing, Restaurants, Retail, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (5.2/yr) # 95 6 3 9 6 2 121
vol $108.1B $4.1B $1.8B $114.0B
Sell (3.0/yr) # 54 6 2 3 3 1 69
vol $49.0B $6.1B $4.2B $2.4B $2.3B $4.2B $68.1B
  190

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Golden Goose Srl 2020-02-12 - Secondary Buyout
Milan, Italy · www.goldengoosedeluxebrand.com
Duff & Phelps LLC 2020-01-22 4.2B USD Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.duffandphelps.com
Lytx, Inc. 2020-01-08 - Stake Purchase
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom · www.lytx.com
P&I Personal & Informatik AG (P&I) 2019-12-23 2.3B EUR Secondary Buyout
Wiesbaden, Germany · www.pi-ag.com
BFY Brands LLC 2019-12-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Liberty, New York · www.bfybrands.com
TeamViewer AG 2019-09-25 - IPO
Göppingen, Germany · www.teamviewer.com
Axiom Global, Inc. 2019-09-05 - Secondary Buyout
San Francisco, California · www.axiomlaw.com
Topcast Aviation Supplies Co., Ltd. 2019-09-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sha Tin, Hong Kong · www.www.topcast.com
Cambrex Corp. 2019-08-07 - Going Private
East Rutherford, New Jersey · www.cambrex.com
Quotient Clinical Ltd. 2019-07-18 - Recapitalization
Ruddington, United Kingdom · www.weneedyou.co.uk
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Cielo, Inc. 2018-12-20 AsiaNet China 2020-03-05 1
Brookfield, Wisconsin · www.cielotalent.com Shanghai, China · www.asianetchina.com
Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. 2012-02-01 nGUVU Technologies, Inc. 2020-03-03 14
Daly City, California · www.genesys.com Montreal, Quebec · www.nguvu.com
Axiom Global, Inc. 2019-09-05 Bliss Lawyers 2020-02-05 1
San Francisco, California · www.axiomlaw.com Ridgefield, Connecticut · www.blisslawyers.com
Lyophilization Services of New England, Inc. (LSNE) 2017-03-27 LSNE-León 2019-06-17 1
Bedford, New Hampshire · www.lyophilization.com León, Spain
Corin Group 2018-05-09 OMNI Orthopaedics, Inc. 2019-03-06 2
Cirencester Gloucestershire, United Kingdom · www.coringroup.com Canton, Ohio · www.omniorthopaedics.com
Informatica Corp. 2015-04-07 AllSight, Inc. 2019-02-28 1
Redwood City, California · www.informatica.com Toronto, Ontario · www.allsight.com
Exclusive Group 2018-04-13 SecureWave 2019-02-19 2
London , United Kingdom · www.exclusive-networks.com Tel Aviv, Israel
Exclusive Group 2018-04-13 Fine Tec Canada 2019-02-07 1
London , United Kingdom · www.exclusive-networks.com Burnaby, British Columbia · www.finetec.ca
Maxeda B.V. 2004-09-01 HEMA BV 2018-10-18 1
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.maxeda.nl Amsterdam , Netherlands · www.hema.nl
Corin Group 2018-05-09 Global Orthopaedic Technology Pty Ltd. 2018-10-04 1
Cirencester Gloucestershire, United Kingdom · www.coringroup.com Baulkham Hills , Australia · www.globalortho.com.au

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 4 (10%) 3.5B (17%) 10 (8%) 6.0B (5%)
Software 2 (5%) 1.4B (7%) 8 (7%) 5.6B (5%)
Communications 1 (2%) 207M (1%) 7 (6%) 23.3B (20%)
Business Services 3 (7%) 835M (4%) 7 (6%) 1.6B (1%)
Chemicals 2 (5%) - 6 (5%) 5.2B (5%)
Consumer Products 2 (5%) 31M (< 1%) 6 (5%) 3.1B (3%)
Medical Products 3 (7%) - 6 (5%) 1.0B (1%)
Information Technology 4 (10%) 5.5B (26%) 5 (4%) 5.8B (5%)
Apparel/Textiles 3 (7%) 2.5B (12%) 5 (4%) 3.1B (3%)
Financial Services 2 (5%) 676M (3%) 5 (4%) 2.8B (2%)
Media - - 4 (3%) 6.0B (5%)
Restaurants 2 (5%) 1.0B (5%) 4 (3%) 2.9B (3%)
Food 1 (2%) 2.1B (10%) 3 (2%) 4.0B (4%)
Agriculture 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) 2.2B (2%)
Leisure - - 3 (2%) 1.5B (1%)
Machinery 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) 500M (< 1%)
Automotive - - 3 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (5%) - 3 (2%) -
Semiconductors - - 2 (2%) 17.6B (15%)
Gaming - - 2 (2%) 3.9B (3%)
E-Commerce 2 (5%) 3.3B (15%) 2 (2%) 3.3B (3%)
Aerospace 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) 1.7B (1%)
Healthcare Services 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) 154M (< 1%)
Distribution - - 2 (2%) 82M (< 1%)
Life Science 2 (5%) - 2 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 2 (2%) -
Insurance - - 1 (1%) 9.5B (8%)
Information Services - - 1 (1%) 1.6B (1%)
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) 767M (1%)
Transportation - - 1 (1%) 699M (1%)
Beverages - - 1 (1%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Education 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Engineering - - 1 (1%) -
Marine - - 1 (1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (1%) -
Staffing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Total 41 $21.0B 121 $114.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 9 (22%) 2.1B (10%) 34 (28%) 24.6B (22%)
United States 14 (34%) 7.4B (35%) 25 (21%) 31.5B (28%)
  California 5 (12%) 6.9B (33%) 7 (6%) 7.9B (7%)
  New York 1 (2%) 31M (< 1%) 4 (3%) 2.3B (2%)
  Wisconsin 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) 440M (< 1%)
  Oregon 1 (2%) 462M (2%) 1 (1%) 462M (< 1%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Maryland 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Georgia 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Texas - - 1 (1%) 17.6B (16%)
  Utah - - 1 (1%) 1.6B (1%)
  Indiana - - 1 (1%) 767M (1%)
  Ohio - - 1 (1%) 500M (< 1%)
  District of Columbia - - 1 (1%) -
Germany 3 (7%) 676M (3%) 18 (15%) 10.6B (9%)
Italy 2 (5%) - 10 (8%) 1.8B (2%)
Spain 3 (7%) 2.8B (13%) 5 (4%) 4.2B (4%)
Hong Kong 3 (7%) 1.0B (5%) 4 (3%) 1.9B (2%)
France 2 (5%) - 4 (3%) 949M (1%)
Netherlands 1 (2%) 2.7B (13%) 2 (2%) 4.6B (4%)
Japan 1 (2%) 1.0B (5%) 2 (2%) 3.2B (3%)
Austria - - 2 (2%) -
Belgium - - 2 (2%) -
Poland 1 (2%) 3.3B (15%) 1 (1%) 3.3B (3%)
Australia 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Taiwan 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Denmark - - 1 (1%) 15.8B (14%)
Luxembourg - - 1 (1%) 4.5B (4%)
Hungary - - 1 (1%) 1.8B (2%)
Switzerland - - 1 (1%) 1.7B (2%)
Canada - - 1 (1%) 1.2B (1%)
  Quebec - - 1 (1%) 1.2B (1%)
Norway - - 1 (1%) 282M (< 1%)
Ireland - - 1 (1%) 251M (< 1%)
Israel - - 1 (1%) -
Malta - - 1 (1%) -
Sweden - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 9 (22%) 2.1B (10%) 34 (28%) 24.6B (22%)
Cross-border 32 (78%) 18.9B (90%) 87 (72%) 87.5B (78%)
Total 41 $21.0B 121 $112.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (20%) 7.6B (36%) 50 (41%) 27.3B (24%)
Secondary Buyout 19 (46%) 1.9B (9%) 32 (26%) 15.9B (14%)
Divestiture 8 (20%) 6.3B (30%) 16 (13%) 10.7B (10%)
Going Private 2 (5%) 5.3B (25%) 9 (7%) 28.9B (26%)
Stake Purchase 2 (5%) - 7 (6%) 1.5B (1%)
PIPE - - 2 (2%) 15.8B (14%)
Consolidation 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) 9.5B (8%)
Growth Capital - - 2 (2%) 2.9B (3%)
Recapitalization 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 41 $21.0B 121 $112.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 20 (29%) 31.5B (47%)
Secondary Sale 19 (28%) 27.8B (42%)
IPO 14 (20%) -
Trade Sale 9 (13%) 6.4B (10%)
Merger 2 (3%) -
Stake Sale 2 (3%) -
Unknown 2 (3%) -
Sold to Management 1 (1%) 875M (1%)
Total 69 $66.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
6
Morgan Stanley
5
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
5
Legal Deals
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
13
Clifford Chance LLP
8
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
8

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 28 $99.2B
$100M to $1B 25 $14.7B
< $100M 2 $113M
TOTAL $114.0B
Largest FreeScale Semiconductor Ltd.
$17.6B (2006-09-14)
sell # Total
> $1B 22 $61.6B
$100M to $1B 11 $6.5B
TOTAL $68.1B
Largest Intelsat Global SA
$13.6B (2008-02-04)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
74%
45 74%
Strategic(s)
26%
16 26%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
53%
30 53%
Strategic(s)
47%
27 47%

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