Permira works with many leading businesses from Dr. Martens and Intelligrated to Genesys and Pharmaq. Each is different. Some require extensive support to expand internationally. Some just need access to the right team of people and opportunities to flourish. That’s why we provide bespoke solutions for each. Like you, we are entrepreneurial by nature. So it is important for us to work with like-minded people. We actively search for companies with a positive track record and a real ambition to grow.
When we find them, we offer them access to funding, but most of all we become a true partner while they become an integral part of our global network. They benefit from the insight of our senior experts who share the knowledge and experience needed to help them achieve their full potential. We ensure they have the strongest team for any situation and geography, throughout the investment lifecycle.
The firm was founded in 1985 and operated under the Schroder Ventures brand. After raising its first pan-European fund in 1997, the firm became Permira following a rebrand in 2001. Today we are an international investment firm with more than 200 people in 14 offices globally spanning Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.
David Suddens, CEO
“We know they will respect the brand and its heritage and keep everything that is good about the business and help us improve where we are not so good.”
Claus-Dietrich Lahrs, CEO
“Permira had a lot of confidence in the management team with regard to looking after the operations side of our business and making sure that, independent from improving our financial situation, we were able to already work on the future of the company, and we were able to focus on core activities which will help us to gain momentum in a very quick way for the years to come.”
Ton Van Der Laan, CEO
“Permira took the time and took the interest to really get deep into the business and to get a good understanding of the business.”
Abe Peled, CEO
“The people from Permira we have interacted with have all been unanimously extremely helpful, eager to understand our business and eager to identify new opportunities.”
Bryan Livingston, CEO
“The thing I enjoyed about working with Permira is that we are very focused on things that really matter to the business.”