Permira Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Permira has acquired 23 companies. It has also invested in 9 others.

Permira’s most common sectors for investment areinternet software and services (9%) and retail (7%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (37%) and secondary buyout (27%). In total, Permira has invested in 19 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 16 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (37%). 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 Activity223
    • M&A Buy Activity144
    • M&A Sell Activity79
  • Total Sectors Invested 41
  • Total Countries Invested 26
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 81
  • M&A Advisors 42

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (7.6/yr) # 106 6 12 6 8 6 144
vol $112.5B $2.0B $2.4B $14.0B $130.9B
Sell (3.8/yr) # 60 3 3 4 2 7 79
vol $55.1B $5.0B $2.4B $2.3B $4.2B $5.0B $73.9B
  223

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
DiversiTech Corp. 2021-11-17 2.2B USD Secondary Buyout
Duluth, Georgia · www.diversitech.com
McAfee Corp. 2021-11-08 14.0B USD Going Private
Santa Clara, California · www.mcafee.com
Tricor Group 2021-11-02 2.8B USD Secondary Buyout
Hong Kong, China · www.tricorglobal.com
Lyophilization Services of New England, Inc. 2021-10-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Bedford, New Hampshire · www.lyophilization.com
mParticle, Inc. 2021-10-05 - Venture
New York, New York · www.mparticle.com
CommentSold 2021-08-18 - Secondary Buyout
Huntsville, Alabama · www.commentsold.com
Engel & Volkers AG 2021-08-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hamburg, Germany · www.engelvoelkers.com
Adevinta ASA 2021-07-14 - Stake Purchase
Oslo, Norway · www.adevinta.com
LegalZoom.com, Inc. 2021-06-30 - IPO
Glendale, California · www.legalzoom.com
Agrifarma S.p.A. 2021-06-25 - Secondary Buyout
Genoa, Italy · www.arcaplanet.it
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. 2012-02-01 Pointillist, Inc. 2021-10-07 17
Daly City, California · www.genesys.com Boston, Massachusetts · www.pointillist.com
Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. 2012-02-01 Bold360 2021-03-16 16
Daly City, California · www.genesys.com Boston, Massachusetts · www.bold360.com
Cielo, Inc. 2018-12-20 Talent Function 2020-12-03 2
Brookfield, Wisconsin · www.cielotalent.com San Diego, California · www.talentfunction.com
Corin Group 2018-05-09 Global Orthopaedic Technology Pty Ltd. 2018-10-04 2
Cirencester, United Kingdom · www.coringroup.com Baulkham Hills, Australia · www.globalortho.com.au
Bestinvest Ltd. 2013-11-06 Towry Holdings Ltd. 2016-04-04 3
Mayfair London, United Kingdom · www.bestinvest.co.uk Bracknell, United Kingdom · www.towrylaw.com
Pantheon Holdco Ltd. (dba Pantheon Healthcare Group) 2014-08-01 Ingegneria Biomedica Santa Lucia SpA 2015-07-30 1
Reading, United Kingdom · www.pantheonhg.com Gragnano Trebbiense, Italy
Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. 2012-02-01 Angel.com Incorporated 2013-02-26 15
Daly City, California · www.genesys.com Vienna, Virginia · www.angel.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 9 (17%) - 12 (8%) -
Retail 2 (4%) 772M (2%) 10 (7%) 6.3B (5%)
Software 4 (8%) 1.4B (4%) 9 (6%) 5.1B (4%)
Business Services 3 (6%) - 9 (6%) 1.8B (1%)
Communications 1 (2%) 207M (1%) 7 (5%) 23.3B (18%)
Information Technology 5 (10%) 19.3B (62%) 7 (5%) 19.6B (15%)
Chemicals 2 (4%) - 6 (4%) 5.2B (4%)
Food 2 (4%) - 5 (3%) 4.0B (3%)
Apparel/Textiles 2 (4%) 2.0B (6%) 5 (3%) 3.1B (2%)
Consumer Products 1 (2%) 31M (< 1%) 5 (3%) 3.1B (2%)
Financial Services 2 (4%) 676M (2%) 5 (3%) 2.8B (2%)
Medical Products 2 (4%) - 5 (3%) 1.0B (1%)
Media - - 4 (3%) 6.0B (5%)
Restaurants 2 (4%) 1.3B (4%) 4 (3%) 3.2B (2%)
Life Science 3 (6%) 2.4B (8%) 4 (3%) 2.4B (2%)
Leisure 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) 1.5B (1%)
Education 3 (6%) - 4 (3%) 440M (< 1%)
E-Commerce 3 (6%) 3.3B (10%) 3 (2%) 3.3B (2%)
Automotive - - 3 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 3 (2%) -
Semiconductors - - 2 (1%) 17.6B (13%)
Gaming - - 2 (1%) 3.9B (3%)
Agriculture - - 2 (1%) 2.2B (2%)
Aerospace 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) 1.7B (1%)
Transportation 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) 699M (1%)
Machinery - - 2 (1%) 500M (< 1%)
Healthcare Services 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) 154M (< 1%)
Distribution - - 2 (1%) 82M (< 1%)
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 2 (1%) -
Insurance - - 1 (1%) 9.5B (7%)
Information Services - - 1 (1%) 1.6B (1%)
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) 767M (1%)
Beverages - - 1 (1%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (1%) -
Engineering - - 1 (1%) -
Marine - - 1 (1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Publishing - - 1 (1%) -
Real Estate 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Staffing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Total 52 $31.3B 144 $130.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 20 (38%) 23.1B (74%) 36 (25%) 47.4B (37%)
  California 9 (17%) 20.7B (66%) 12 (8%) 21.9B (17%)
  New York 2 (4%) 31M (< 1%) 5 (3%) 2.3B (2%)
  Wisconsin 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) 440M (< 1%)
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (1%) -
  New Jersey 1 (2%) 2.4B (8%) 1 (1%) 2.4B (2%)
  Massachusetts 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Maryland 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Kansas 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Illinois 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Idaho 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Florida 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Alabama 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Texas - - 1 (1%) 17.6B (14%)
  Utah - - 1 (1%) 1.6B (1%)
  Indiana - - 1 (1%) 767M (1%)
  Ohio - - 1 (1%) 500M (< 1%)
  New Hampshire - - 1 (1%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (1%) -
  District of Columbia - - 1 (1%) -
United Kingdom 5 (10%) - 31 (22%) 25.3B (20%)
Germany 6 (12%) 676M (2%) 22 (15%) 10.6B (8%)
Italy 2 (4%) 282M (1%) 11 (8%) 2.1B (2%)
France 4 (8%) - 6 (4%) 949M (1%)
Spain 3 (6%) 2.8B (9%) 5 (3%) 4.2B (3%)
China 2 (4%) - 4 (3%) 1.7B (1%)
Netherlands 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) 4.6B (4%)
Luxembourg 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) 4.5B (3%)
Japan 1 (2%) 1.0B (3%) 2 (1%) 3.2B (2%)
Switzerland 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) 1.7B (1%)
Norway 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) 282M (< 1%)
Sweden 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Austria - - 2 (1%) -
Belgium - - 2 (1%) -
Poland 1 (2%) 3.3B (10%) 1 (1%) 3.3B (3%)
Bermuda 1 (2%) 207M (1%) 1 (1%) 207M (< 1%)
Australia 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Taiwan 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Denmark - - 1 (1%) 15.8B (12%)
Hungary - - 1 (1%) 1.8B (1%)
Canada - - 1 (1%) 1.2B (1%)
  Quebec - - 1 (1%) 1.2B (1%)
Ireland - - 1 (1%) 251M (< 1%)
Israel - - 1 (1%) -
Malta - - 1 (1%) -
South Africa - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 5 (10%) - 31 (22%) 25.3B (20%)
Cross-border 47 (90%) 31.3B (100%) 113 (78%) 103.7B (80%)
Total 52 $31.3B 144 $129.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (15%) 2.3B (7%) 53 (37%) 27.3B (21%)
Secondary Buyout 20 (38%) 2.0B (6%) 38 (26%) 16.2B (12%)
Divestiture 7 (13%) 5.4B (17%) 18 (13%) 11.0B (8%)
Going Private 3 (6%) 21.7B (69%) 10 (7%) 45.3B (35%)
Stake Purchase 4 (8%) - 9 (6%) 1.5B (1%)
Growth Capital 5 (10%) - 7 (5%) 2.9B (2%)
Venture 4 (8%) - 4 (3%) -
PIPE - - 2 (1%) 15.8B (12%)
Consolidation - - 2 (1%) 9.5B (7%)
Recapitalization 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 52 $31.3B 144 $129.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 23 (29%) 32.8B (45%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 21 (27%) 32.4B (45%)
IPO 17 (22%) -
Trade Sale 11 (14%) 6.4B (9%)
Merger 2 (3%) -
Stake Sale 2 (3%) -
Unknown 2 (3%) -
Sold to Management 1 (1%) 875M (1%)
Total 79 $72.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
6
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
6
Morgan Stanley
5
Legal Deals
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
14
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
12
Clifford Chance LLP
8

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 31 $116.7B
$100M to $1B 25 $14.1B
< $100M 2 $113M
TOTAL $130.9B
Largest FreeScale Semiconductor Ltd.
$17.6B (2006-09-14)
sell # Total
> $1B 24 $66.6B
$100M to $1B 12 $7.4B
TOTAL $73.9B
Largest Intelsat Global SA
$13.6B (2008-02-04)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
28%
41 (28%)
Strategic(s)
13%
19 (13%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
28%
22 (28%)
Strategic(s)
37%
29 (37%)

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