Permira today


committed capital


years of backing growth


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Growing an ambitious business into an acclaimed industry leader is challenging. That’s why companies need the support of an experienced partner.

Connect to our global network

More than 250 people in 14 offices across Europe, the US and Asia are ready to support companies global ambitions, help them to find acquisition targets, attract new senior members to their boards and assist them in developing new strategic relationships

Benefit from our deep sector expertise

Our four global sector teams are highly skilled in finding growth opportunities in Consumer, Healthcare, Services and Technology

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Profit from our funds' sound investment record

Since 1985, our funds have secured €33bn of committed capital and backed more than 250 businesses

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What we do and how we do it

Permira works with many leading businesses from Dr. Martens to Genesys. 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.

Our history

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 250 people in 14 offices globally spanning Europe, North America and Asia.

Dr Martens

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"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.’"

David Suddens, Former CEO


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"Permira took the time and took the interest to really get deep into the business and to get a good understanding of the business."

Ton Van Der Laan, CEO


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"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"

Abe Peled, CEO