Permira Advisers

Permira Advisers is a private equity firm specializing in mature, emerging growth, industry consolidation, growth capital, expansion financing, restructuring, financial acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, buyings, and growth buyouts. The firm seeks to invest in medium to large companies in the chemicals, consumers, industrial products and services, technology, media, recruitment, fitness, and telecommunications (TMT), financial services, trade, life sciences, and healthcare. For industrial products and services sector, it makes investments in purchase of non-core operations; public-to-private acquisitions of listed companies orphaned by the market or seeking to dramatically develop or restructure away from public markets; purchase of private companies looking to transition their ownership, expand their capital base, or make value changing acquisitions; minority positions with partners; and business services and capital goods. Within consumer sector, the firm focuses on consumer products, food and beverage, leisure, luxury goods, and retail. In industrial products and services, it targets automotive, utilities and infrastructure, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, paper and packaging, construction and building technology, metal and mining, and business services. For technology sector, the firm prefers to invest in semiconductors, electronics and instrumentation, software and information technology services, and telecom equipment including fixed network, mobile network, and handsets. In media, it focuses on broadcasting, professional publishing, consumer publishing, online commerce vendors, content production and distribution companies, and advertising and marketing services. Within telecommunications, the firm seeks to invest in satellite services, mobile telecommunications, fixed telecommunications, and cable. In financial services, it invests in asset and wealth management, P&C insurance, financial infrastructure, and services sectors. In healthcare, the firm typically invests in generics, specialty pharmaceuticals, CMOs, consumer-facing medical technology businesses, and diagnostic companies. The firm also seeks to invest in content development, fashion, and design.

Company Growth (employees)
London, GB
Size (employees)
254 (est)
Permira Advisers was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in London, GB

Permira Advisers Office Locations

Permira Advisers has an office in London
London, GB (HQ)
80 Pall Mall

Permira Advisers Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Permira Advisers Financials

Permira Advisers's revenue was reported to be £34.8 m in FY, 2016 which is a 3% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

34.8 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

8.9 m

EBITDA (FY, 2016)

12 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

9.8 m

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

3.9 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


63.9 m58.9 m66.4 m61.1 m59.4 m50 m49.6 m50.7 m36 m34.8 m

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

29.7 m28.6 m29.4 m28.3 m27.4 m27.6 m20.5 m21.7 m23 m25.1 m


34.6 m38 m33.9 m33.1 m23.5 m30.1 m29.8 m13.8 m12 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

34.2 m30.3 m36.8 m32.4 m31.8 m22.2 m29 m28.5 m12.6 m8.9 m

Cash From Operating Activities

34.5 m41 m25.3 m38 m32.8 m29.7 m16.5 m35.6 m13.6 m11.2 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(38.9 m)(34.1 m)(22.5 m)(37.1 m)(31.3 m)(28.8 m)(15.4 m)(36.1 m)(12.5 m)(8.7 m)

Net Change in Cash

2.3 m2 m(1.7 m)251 k213 k449 k434 k(856 k)211 k610 k
    GBPY, 2016


    164.3 k

    Financial Leverage

    11.1 x
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    Permira Advisers Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

    Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
    Lyophilization Services of New England
    Duff & PhelpsNovember 01, 2017$1.8 b
    Schustermann & BorensteinOctober 25, 2016
    Tricor HoldingsOctober 05, 2016$6.5 b
    P&I AGSeptember 19, 2016
    John Masters OrganicsMay 23, 2016$336 m
    ArcaplanetApril 14, 2016
    InformaticaAugust 07, 2015$5.3 b
    Lowell GroupAugust 07, 2015
    Ideal Snacks HoldingJune 09, 2015
    Medora SnacksJune 09, 2015
    Vacalians GroupMay 26, 2015
    GFKLMay 18, 2015
    Teraco Data EnvironmentsDecember 04, 2014
    MetalogixOctober 30, 2014
    TeamViewerMay 07, 2014€870 m
    CABB InternationalApril 22, 2014
    Tilney GroupMarch 27, 2014
    BestinvestNovember 06, 2013£45 m
    R Griggs Group LimitedOctober 24, 2013£300 m
    PHARMAQ ASMarch 30, 2013€250 m
    Akindo SushiroAugust 24, 2012$1 b
    Renaissance LearningAugust 16, 2011$445 m
    eDreamsAugust 22, 2010
    NDSFebruary 04, 2009$3.6 b
    Hugo BossAugust 23, 2007
    Principal HotelsOctober 20, 2006
    All3MediaJuly 31, 2006£320 m
    TelepizzaDecember 31, 2005£962 m
    Jet AviationAugust 10, 2005
    DebitelAugust 29, 2004

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