Permira Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Permira has acquired 21 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Permira’s most common sectors for investment are retail (8%) and software (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (41%) and secondary buyout (28%). In total, Permira has invested in 16 US states and 26 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 11 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 Activity198
    • M&A Buy Activity127
    • M&A Sell Activity71
  • Total Sectors Invested 40
  • Total Countries Invested 26
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 69
  • 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
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M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (6.0/yr) # 97 7 3 9 6 5 127
vol $108.3B $4.1B $1.8B $114.2B
Sell (3.4/yr) # 54 6 2 3 4 2 71
vol $49.0B $6.1B $4.2B $2.4B $2.3B $4.2B $68.1B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Full Truck Alliance Co. Ltd. 2020-11-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Jiangsu, China
neuraxpharm Arzneimittel GmbH 2020-09-22 - Secondary Buyout
Langenfeld, Germany · www.neuraxpharm.de
Pepperjam LLC 2020-07-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania · www.pepperjam.com
EF Kids & Teens 2020-07-28 - Divestiture
Lucerne, Switzerland
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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Informatica Corp. 2015-04-07 GreenBay Technologies, Inc. 2020-08-18 3
Redwood City, California · www.informatica.com Madison, Wisconsin · www.greenbaytech.ai
I-MED Network Ltd. 2018-01-27 Alfred Medical Imaging 2020-08-10 1
Sydney, Australia · www.i-med.com.au Sydney, Australia · www.alfredimaging.comau
Informatica Corp. 2015-04-07 Compact Solutions LLC 2020-07-02 2
Redwood City, California · www.informatica.com Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois · www.compactbi.com
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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 3 (7%) 772M (4%) 10 (8%) 6.3B (5%)
Software 3 (7%) 1.4B (8%) 9 (7%) 5.6B (5%)
Communications 1 (2%) 207M (1%) 7 (6%) 23.3B (20%)
Business Services 3 (7%) 835M (5%) 7 (6%) 1.6B (1%)
Information Technology 4 (9%) 5.5B (30%) 6 (5%) 5.8B (5%)
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%)
Apparel/Textiles 3 (7%) 2.5B (14%) 5 (4%) 3.1B (3%)
Financial Services 2 (5%) 676M (4%) 5 (4%) 2.8B (2%)
Media - - 4 (3%) 6.0B (5%)
Restaurants 2 (5%) 1.0B (5%) 4 (3%) 2.9B (3%)
Internet Software and Services 3 (7%) - 4 (3%) -
Food 1 (2%) 2.1B (12%) 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%) -
Life Science 3 (7%) - 3 (2%) -
Semiconductors - - 2 (2%) 17.6B (15%)
Gaming - - 2 (2%) 3.9B (3%)
E-Commerce 2 (5%) 3.3B (18%) 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%)
Education 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%) -
Engineering - - 1 (1%) -
Marine - - 1 (1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (1%) -
Staffing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Total 44 $18.3B 127 $114.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 9 (20%) 2.1B (12%) 33 (26%) 24.8B (22%)
United States 15 (34%) 7.4B (40%) 27 (21%) 31.5B (28%)
  California 5 (11%) 6.9B (38%) 7 (6%) 7.9B (7%)
  New York 1 (2%) 31M (< 1%) 4 (3%) 2.3B (2%)
  Wisconsin 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) 440M (< 1%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) -
  Oregon 1 (2%) 462M (3%) 1 (1%) 462M (< 1%)
  New Jersey 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Maryland 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Idaho 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 4 (9%) 676M (4%) 20 (16%) 10.6B (9%)
Italy 2 (5%) - 10 (8%) 1.8B (2%)
Spain 3 (7%) 2.8B (15%) 5 (4%) 4.2B (4%)
Hong Kong 3 (7%) 1.0B (6%) 4 (3%) 1.9B (2%)
France 2 (5%) - 4 (3%) 949M (1%)
Japan 1 (2%) 1.0B (5%) 2 (2%) 3.2B (3%)
Switzerland 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) 1.7B (2%)
Netherlands - - 2 (2%) 4.6B (4%)
Austria - - 2 (2%) -
Belgium - - 2 (2%) -
Poland 1 (2%) 3.3B (18%) 1 (1%) 3.3B (3%)
China 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
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%)
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%) -
South Africa - - 1 (1%) -
Sweden - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 9 (20%) 2.1B (12%) 33 (26%) 24.8B (22%)
Cross-border 35 (80%) 16.2B (88%) 94 (74%) 87.5B (78%)
Total 44 $18.3B 127 $112.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (18%) 4.9B (27%) 51 (40%) 27.3B (24%)
Secondary Buyout 21 (48%) 1.9B (10%) 35 (28%) 15.9B (14%)
Divestiture 9 (20%) 6.3B (34%) 18 (14%) 11.0B (10%)
Going Private 2 (5%) 5.3B (29%) 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 44 $18.3B 127 $112.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 20 (28%) 31.5B (47%)
Secondary Sale 20 (28%) 27.8B (42%)
IPO 14 (20%) -
Trade Sale 10 (14%) 6.4B (10%)
Merger 2 (3%) -
Stake Sale 2 (3%) -
Unknown 2 (3%) -
Sold to Management 1 (1%) 875M (1%)
Total 71 $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 29 $100.3B
$100M to $1B 24 $13.8B
< $100M 2 $113M
TOTAL $114.2B
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)
73%
48 73%
Strategic(s)
27%
18 27%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
53%
31 53%
Strategic(s)
47%
28 47%

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