Permira Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Permira has acquired 19 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Permira’s most common sectors for investment are retail (8%) and software (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (40%) and secondary buyout (28%). In total, Permira has invested in 17 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 9 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 Activity201
    • M&A Buy Activity130
    • M&A Sell Activity71
  • Total Sectors Invested 40
  • Total Countries Invested 26
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 73
  • 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (5.2/yr) # 104 4 9 6 7 - 130
vol $112.5B $1.8B $114.2B
Sell (2.2/yr) # 60 2 3 4 2 - 71
vol $55.1B $4.2B $2.4B $2.3B $4.2B $68.1B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Boats Group 2020-12-29 - Secondary Buyout
Miami, Florida · www.boatsgroup.com
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
Zwift, Inc. 2020-09-16 - Venture
Long Beach, California · www.zwift.com
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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. 2012-02-01 Bold360 2021-03-16 15
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 Gloucestershire, United Kingdom · www.coringroup.com Baulkham Hills, Australia · www.globalortho.com.au
Radial Inc. 2015-07-16 Innotrac Corporation 2016-04-19 1
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.radial.com Johns Creek, Georgia · www.innotrac.com
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
Radial Inc. 2015-07-16 ClearSaleing, Inc. 2015-12-02 1
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.radial.com Columbus, Ohio · www.clearsaleing.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 14
Daly City, California · www.genesys.com Vienna, Virginia · www.angel.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 3 (6%) 772M (4%) 10 (8%) 6.3B (5%)
Software 3 (6%) 1.4B (8%) 9 (7%) 5.6B (5%)
Communications 1 (2%) 207M (1%) 7 (5%) 23.3B (20%)
Information Technology 5 (11%) 5.5B (30%) 7 (5%) 5.8B (5%)
Business Services 3 (6%) 835M (5%) 7 (5%) 1.6B (1%)
Chemicals 2 (4%) - 6 (5%) 5.2B (5%)
Consumer Products 2 (4%) 31M (< 1%) 6 (5%) 3.1B (3%)
Medical Products 3 (6%) - 6 (5%) 1.0B (1%)
Internet Software and Services 5 (11%) - 6 (5%) -
Apparel/Textiles 3 (6%) 2.5B (14%) 5 (4%) 3.1B (3%)
Financial Services 2 (4%) 676M (4%) 5 (4%) 2.8B (2%)
Media - - 4 (3%) 6.0B (5%)
Restaurants 2 (4%) 1.0B (5%) 4 (3%) 2.9B (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 (6%) - 3 (2%) -
Semiconductors - - 2 (2%) 17.6B (15%)
Gaming - - 2 (2%) 3.9B (3%)
E-Commerce 2 (4%) 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 (4%) - 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 47 $18.3B 130 $114.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 9 (19%) 2.1B (12%) 33 (25%) 24.8B (22%)
United States 17 (36%) 7.4B (40%) 29 (22%) 31.5B (28%)
  California 6 (13%) 6.9B (38%) 8 (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%) -
  Florida 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 (15%) 10.6B (9%)
Italy 2 (4%) - 10 (8%) 1.8B (2%)
Spain 3 (6%) 2.8B (15%) 5 (4%) 4.2B (4%)
Hong Kong 3 (6%) 1.0B (6%) 4 (3%) 1.9B (2%)
France 2 (4%) - 4 (3%) 949M (1%)
Japan 1 (2%) 1.0B (5%) 2 (2%) 3.2B (3%)
Switzerland 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) 1.7B (2%)
Sweden 1 (2%) - 2 (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%) -
Domestic 9 (19%) 2.1B (12%) 33 (25%) 24.8B (22%)
Cross-border 38 (81%) 16.2B (88%) 97 (75%) 87.5B (78%)
Total 47 $18.3B 130 $112.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (17%) 4.9B (27%) 51 (39%) 27.3B (24%)
Secondary Buyout 22 (47%) 1.9B (10%) 36 (28%) 15.9B (14%)
Divestiture 9 (19%) 6.3B (34%) 18 (14%) 11.0B (10%)
Going Private 2 (4%) 5.3B (29%) 9 (7%) 28.9B (26%)
Stake Purchase 3 (6%) - 8 (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%) -
Venture 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 47 $18.3B 130 $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
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
10
Clifford Chance 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
Investor(s)
30%
39 (30%)
Strategic(s)
14%
18 (14%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
27%
19 (27%)
Strategic(s)
38%
27 (38%)

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