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Permira
Type Limited liability partnership
Founded 1985
Headquarters Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, United Kingdom
Industry Private Equity
Products Leveraged Buyout
Employees N/A
Website www.permira.com

Permira is an international private equity firm, based in London, and which is currently headed by Damon Buffini. Permira is the plural neutral form of the Latin adjective permirus[1], glossed by the firm as "very surprising, very different" [2].

The principal Permira entity is a United Kingdom limited liability partnership, Permira Advisers LLP. There are parallel entities in several European countries and in the United States.[3].

Permira acts as adviser to the nineteen Permira Funds, which in total are worth approximately 20 billion euros. These funds have invested in over 190 transactions in 15 different countries, and date as far back as 1985[4]. Permira's holdings have included Jet Aviation, a Swiss-based business aviation company purchased in 2005,[5] which was in turn sold in August 2008 to General Dynamics (NYSE:GD).[6]

Current investments

The firm is currently invested in the following companies:

References and footnotes

  1. ^ http://www.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/lookup.pl?stem=permir
  2. ^ Permira. "About Us". Permira corporate website. Permira. http://www.permira.com/en/about/aboutus.html. Retrieved 2007-02-26.  
  3. ^ Permira. "Terms and conditions". Permira corporate website. Permira. http://www.permira.com/en/termsandconditions.html. Retrieved 2008-09-24.  
  4. ^ Permira (About Us) -- corporate website
  5. ^ Jet Aviation Sold to Permira Funds
  6. ^ http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=at97YMGbUNco&refer=home General Dynamics buys Jet Aviation
  7. ^ "Birds Eye brands sold for £1.1bn" BBC news, 28 August 2006
  8. ^ Captain Birds Eye actor dies, The Guardian, 20 March 2008
  9. ^ "Just Retirement sold for €298m" Permira, 27 November 2009

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