David Hirschmann

Co-Head of Permira Credit, Head of Private Credit

David joined Permira Credit in June 2015 as Head of Private Credit, with responsibility for the direct lending strategy. He became Co-Head of Permira Credit in January 2024. He is a member of the Investment Committee for the direct lending funds, and a member of the Permira Credit Executive Committee.

David has 25 years of European credit experience. Prior to joining Permira Credit, he was Managing Director at Babson Capital Europe, where he was responsible for sourcing and transacting opportunities and was a member of the private debt investment committee. Before that, David worked at UBS in Leveraged Finance and Financial Sponsors coverage. David holds a master’s degree in Economics & Finance from HEC Business School.


David holds a Masters degree in Economics and Finance from HEC Business School, France.


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2nd Floor, 100 Pall Mall
United Kingdom