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Company Overview of Permira Advisers Ltd.

Company Overview

Permira Advisers Ltd. is a private equity firm specializing in mature, emerging growth, industry consolidation, growth capital, expansion financing, restructuring, financial acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, buyins, 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 restr...

80 Pall Mall

London,  SW1Y 5ES

United Kingdom

Founded in 1985


44 20 7632 1000


44 20 7930 3185

Key Executives for Permira Advisers Ltd.

Co-Managing Partner and Director
Age: 47
Co-Managing Partner and Director
Age: 53
Finance Director
Head of China and Chairman
Partner, Director of Communications, and Head of Investor Relations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Permira Advisers Ltd. Key Developments

Harley-Davidson Reportedly To Bid For Ducati

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) is preparing a takeover bid for Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. that could be worth up to €1.5 billion. Bajaj Auto Limited (NSEI:BAJAJ-AUTO) and several buyout funds are also preparing bids for Ducati, which is being put up for sale by Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (XTRA:VOW3). Harley-Davidson has hired Goldman Sachs to work on the deal, one source familiar with the matter said, adding tentative bids were expected in July 2017.Volkswagen is working with Evercore on the sale. Ducati is also on the wish list of private equity funds like Bain Capital, LP, Permira Advisers Ltd. and KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR), which are all working on the deal, said the sources who declined to be identified as the process is private. Evercore has sent out information packages to a number of potential suitors including Ducati's previous owner Investindustrial, sources with knowledge of the matter said. Also, Hero MotoCorp Limited (BSE:500182) and TVS Motor Company Limited (BSE:532343) initially expressed interest in Ducati but were put off by its price tag and decided to walk away, the sources said. Volkswagen, Harley-Davidson, KKR and Bain Capital declined to comment. Bajaj, Investindustrial and Permira were not immediately available.

Ducati Reportedly Gets Potential Buyers Revved Up

Hero MotoCorp Limited (BSE:500182), CVC Capital Partners Limited, Permira Advisers Ltd. and Eicher Motors Limited (BSE:505200) are reportedly weighing bids to acquire Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. from Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (XTRA:VOW3). A formal sale process may start in the next few weeks for Ducati, which could be valued at more than $1 billion. Volkswagen is working with financial advisors from Evercore Partners Inc. to advise on strategic options for Ducati.

DiversiTech Mulls Acquisitions

DiversiTech Corporation is seeking acquisitions. Permira Advisers Ltd. will draw on its significant global experience in backing value-added manufacturing and distribution companies to help DiversiTech expand its product offerings and geographical footprint, both organically and through acquisition opportunities.

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