Permira Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Permira has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

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) (43%) and secondary buyout (26%). 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 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (39%). 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 Activity185
    • M&A Buy Activity Activity118
    • M&A Sell Activity Activity67
  • Total Sectors Invested 39
  • Total Countries Invested 24
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 67
  • M&A Advisors 39


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London, SW1Y 5ES
United Kingdom,
+44 20 7632 1000

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.

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