Financial Services


Investor relations
Chris Davison
Head of Investor Relations
+44 20 7632 1000
Human resources
Caroline Carr
Chief Human Resources Officer
+44 20 7632 1000
Noémie de Andia
Head of Communications
+44 20 7632 1000
Denise Gallagher
Marketing Manager
+44 20 7632 1000
Permira Holdings Limited
Alistair Boyle
+44 1481 743200
Permira Debt Managers
James Greenwood
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Current investment

Lowell Group

GFKL Financial Services and Lowell Group are leading receivables management businesses in Germany, the UK, Austria and Switzerland. Find out, how their merger will create a pan-European leader…

2015Acquisition year
UndisclosedTransaction value
Germany & UKCountry

Why we backed them

  • To create a top three European player with leading market positions in the UK and Germany by combining two highly complementary businesses with attractive synergies
  • To benefit from strong industry growth dynamics and opportunities in both debt purchasing and third party collection
  • To build on both businesses' attractive growth and financial profile which shows strong double digit revenue performance which is expected to continue outpacing the underlying market growth through further market share gains


The investment strategy

  • To strengthen its position as a market leader by investing in data analytics and fostering operational excellence
  • To consolidate a highly fragmented market
  • To enhance the growth profile of both companies as well as their cost efficiency through sharing of highly complementary know-how
  • To enhance the services the group can offer to its corporate clients by providing sophisticated and integrated solutions