Permira is an international, private equity firm based in the United Kingdom. The firm acts as adviser to the eighteen Permira Funds, which is worth approximately 11 billion Euros. These funds have invested in over 280 transactions in 15 different countries, and date as far back as 1985. This article is about concept of equity in Anglo-American jurisprudence. ... This article is about the year. ...
The firm has been associated with several notable establishments, including the Boots Group, HMV, and Intelsat. Boots is the dominant pharmacy chain in the United Kingdom, with outlets in most high streets throughout the country. ... His Masters Voice, often abbreviated to HMV, is a famous trademark in the music business, and for many years was the name of a large record company. ... Intelsat, Ltd. ...
The name of the company – Permira – is Latin for "very surprising, very different". Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ...
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Permira and CVC installed new management and, within two years, had cut a third of AA's 10,500-strong work force, including at least 500 of its roadside mechanics, whose yellow vans and jackets were instantly recognizable by drivers.
Permira, which is seeking to raise as much as €10 billion, or $12.3 billion, for Europe's biggest buyout fund, is in the thick of it.
Permira and Schroder Ventures Europe, which was the firm's name until 2001, earned an average of 31 percent annually from 1990 through 2005, compared with 7 percent for a basket of European stock indexes, according to a March report prepared for Permira's investors.
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