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Permira Holdings Limited

legal form Limited Liability Partnership
founding 1985
Seat London , UKUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom 
management Kurt Björklund, John Coyle, Alex Emery, Tom Lister, Carlos Mallo, Cheryl Potter, Jörg Rockenhäuser, Brian Ruder
Number of employees over 240 (2016)
Branch Private equity
As of December 31, 2016

Permira is a UK private equity firm based in London .

Permira was originally founded in 1985 as an investment company Schroder Ventures by the British investment bank Schroders by Nicholas Ferguson . In 1996 it became Schroder Ventures Europe , which in turn was renamed Permira ( Latin for 'very amazing') in 2001 . In the 2016 financial year, the company managed assets of around 32 billion euros ( AUM ) with over 240 employees at 14 locations .


Participations in German-speaking countries

Shares sold


From August 2007 to May 2015, Permira controlled more than 90 percent of Hugo Boss' share capital (through parent company Valentino). In March 2008 there were disputes with the executive board member Bruno Sälzer, among other things because of a special dividend of around 450 million euros requested by Permira , as a result of which Bruno Sälzer resigned from his position. The special dividend, financed only by taking out new loans and enforcing it by Permira, fueled the so-called locust debate in Germany .

At the ProSiebenSat1 broadcaster group, too, at the shareholders' meeting in June 2008 there was criticism from shareholder advocates because of a dividend payment of EUR 270 million, which was demanded by Permira, among others, and which is well above net income .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b Annual Review 2016 . Permira Holdings Limited, accessed July 12, 2018 (PDF).
  2. Schroder Ventures Europe becomes Permira ,, November 12, 2011.
  3. TeamViewer sold to Permira for several hundred million euros, July 6, 2014
  4. Permira Funds to acquire leading German omnichannel premium fashion retailer Schustermann & Borenstein from Ardian
  5. Cargill completes acquisition of Provimi to create leading global animal nutrition business. (No longer available online.) Cargill, November 22, 2011, archived from the original on February 2, 2013 ; accessed on February 24, 2015 .
  6. Valentino goes to Qatar ,, July 13, 2012
  7. Valentino Sold to Qatari Group Mayhoola for a Reported $ 858 Million , The Cut , July 12, 2012
  8. ^ Platform Specialty Products in advanced talks to buy Arysta -sources. Reuters , October 3, 2014, accessed February 24, 2015 .
  9. Jungs-vollstaendig-bei-hugo-boss-aus/ 11514066.html
  10. Carsten Dierig, Lutz Frühbrodt, Sebastian Jost: Hugo Boss arouses greed . In: The world . March 27, 2008 ( [accessed October 1, 2019]).
  11. ProSiebenSat.1: "Bet, six!" In: . June 10, 2008.