Leo Barnes


Leo focuses on Permira’s Growth Opportunities strategy (PGO), which makes large-scale minority, non-control investments. He also covers investment opportunities in the Technology sector. Leo has worked on a number of transactions including GoCardless.

Prior to joining Permira, Leo founded Wager, a consumer marketplace for sports bets between friends. Wager was a VC-backed technology company that was acquired by a global industry player. Prior to that, he spent three years as a strategy consultant at Javelin Group, Accenture. He focused on commercial due diligence for Private Equity funds and strategy projects for consumer businesses including Samsung, Tesco, Unilever, Primark, The Body Shop, Kurt Geiger & Nestle.


Leo holds a degree in Economics & Management from the University of Oxford, England.


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