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Why Permira Advisers for Private Equity? / Overview of Permira Advisers

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Permira Advisers is a British private equity firm with over €80B in assets under management. Permira invests out of Buyout, Growth Equity, and Credit funds. Permira invests in four main industry categories: technology, consumer, services, and healthcare. Permira raised a fund in 2023 with over €16.7B, its largest to date.

Permira is one of the world's largest European private equity firms, having grown its presence meaningfully in North America and other parts of the world over the past decade.

Permira Holdings Overview

Remember that in order to craft a great answer to the common question "Why this Firm?", it's your responsibility to read articles and speak with employees. If you are interviewing with Permira Advisers, you should make sure you know:

  • 1 deal that the investment team you are recruiting with has done

  • 1 person at the firm (ideally someone who would have influence over your recruiting process)

  • 1 business model-specific detail to mention

We explain how to answer qualitative questions and research private equity firms in our Private Equity Course. We also teach how to build LBO models and prepare for case study interviews.

Big 3 Qualitative Questions

Selected Transaction

Funds advised by Permira took cybersecurity firm MimeCast private via an acquisition. The firm hopes to leverage Permira's expertise in the technology sector to explore new growth avenues.

  • Transaction Value: $5.8B, all-cash

  • Transaction Date: Closed May 2022

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Fact Sheet

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  • Company Name: Permira Advisers

  • Description: Permira is a global investment firm whose funds have made approximately 300 private equity investments in four key sectors: Technology, Consumer, Services, and Healthcare

  • Firm Category: Private Equity / Upper Middle Market

  • Ticker: Permira Advisers is a privately held company

  • Founded: 1985

  • Assets Under Management: €80B

  • Flagship Fund Size: Permira VIII (€16.7B raised in 2023)

  • Chief Executive Officer: Kurt Brkland

  • Headquarters: London, United Kingdom


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Permira Holdings Salary

Based on the H1B Database, the average base salary for an Investment Professional at Permira is $135k - $150k.


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