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Investments

72

Portfolio Exits

59

Funds

35

Partners & Customers

6

Service Providers

3

About Permira

Permira is an investment firm that finds and backs successful businesses with growth ambition. It makes long-term investments in companies to help improve their performance and sustainable growth. Permira funds have made private equity investments in five key sectors: consumer, financial services, healthcare, industrials and technology. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in London, U.K.

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United Kingdom

+44 20 7632 1000

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H&F and Permira-Led Investor Group Purchase Zendesk

Nov 25, 2022

An investor group led by global private equity firm Hellman & Friedman and global investment firm Permira has purchased Zendesk, a Saas-based customer experience company, in an all-cash transaction that values the company at approximately $10.2 billion. With this deal, Zendesk shareholders will receive $77.50 per share in cash. Zendesk common stock has ceased trading and will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. Zendesk will operate as a privately held company and will remain headquartered in San Francisco. Qatalyst Partners and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC served as financial advisors to Zendesk in connection with the transaction. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz served as Zendesk’s legal advisor. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC served as financial advisor to the investor group. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP served as M&A counsel to the investor group and to Permira. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP served as financing counsel to the investor group. Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as counsel to Hellman & Friedman.

Permira Investments

72 Investments

Permira has made 72 investments. Their latest investment was in FullStory as part of their Series E on August 8, 2022.

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Permira Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

8/9/2022

Series E

FullStory

$25M

No

2

6/13/2022

Series D

HouseCall

$125M

Yes

2

4/26/2022

Unattributed VC

SonarSource

$412M

Yes

4

4/13/2022

Series F

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$99M

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10

3/15/2022

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

8/9/2022

6/13/2022

4/26/2022

4/13/2022

3/15/2022

Round

Series E

Series D

Unattributed VC

Series F

Series B

Company

FullStory

HouseCall

SonarSource

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Amount

$25M

$125M

$412M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

2

4

10

10

Permira Portfolio Exits

59 Portfolio Exits

Permira has 59 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was John Masters Organics on June 16, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

6/16/2022

Acq - Fin - II

$99M

2

5/11/2022

Acq - Fin - II

$99M

3

5/10/2022

Acquired

$99M

1

1/3/2022

Corporate Majority

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$99M

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10

11/17/2021

Acq - Fin - III

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$99M

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10

Date

6/16/2022

5/11/2022

5/10/2022

1/3/2022

11/17/2021

Exit

Acq - Fin - II

Acq - Fin - II

Acquired

Corporate Majority

Acq - Fin - III

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

2

3

1

10

10

Permira Acquisitions

108 Acquisitions

Permira acquired 108 companies. Their latest acquisition was Zendesk on November 22, 2022.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

11/22/2022

Series D

$99M

$100.5M

Take Private

6

11/4/2022

$99M

Acq - Fin

1

8/1/2022

Private Equity

$99M

$49.67M

Acq - Fin - II

3

6/16/2022

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10

5/19/2022

Series C

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$99M

$99M

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10

Date

11/22/2022

11/4/2022

8/1/2022

6/16/2022

5/19/2022

Investment Stage

Series D

Private Equity

Series C

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$100.5M

$49.67M

$99M

Note

Take Private

Acq - Fin

Acq - Fin - II

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Sources

6

1

3

10

10

Permira Fund History

35 Fund Histories

Permira has 35 funds, including Permira Growth Opportunities II.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

12/23/2021

Permira Growth Opportunities II

$4,000M

2

2/7/2020

Permira Credit Solutions IV

Private Debt (Other)

Open

$931.85M

1

10/16/2019

Permira Fund VII

Buyouts & Acquisitions

Closed

$12,150M

3

8/30/2019

Permira Credit Solutions Managed Account N

$99M

10

7/3/2019

Permira Growth Opportunities I

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$99M

10

Closing Date

12/23/2021

2/7/2020

10/16/2019

8/30/2019

7/3/2019

Fund

Permira Growth Opportunities II

Permira Credit Solutions IV

Permira Fund VII

Permira Credit Solutions Managed Account N

Permira Growth Opportunities I

Fund Type

Private Debt (Other)

Buyouts & Acquisitions

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Open

Closed

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Amount

$4,000M

$931.85M

$12,150M

$99M

$99M

Sources

2

1

3

10

10

Permira Partners & Customers

6 Partners and customers

Permira has 6 strategic partners and customers. Permira recently partnered with Ardian on October 10, 2016.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

10/25/2016

Vendor

France

Permira picks up Ardian’s Schustermann & Borenstein in a €700m deal

Permira picks up Ardian 's Schustermann & Borenstein in a € 700m deal $

1

10/4/2016

Vendor

United States

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10

4/20/2015

Partner

United Kingdom

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10

3/31/2015

Vendor

United States

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10

Partner

United States

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10

Date

10/25/2016

10/4/2016

4/20/2015

3/31/2015

Type

Vendor

Vendor

Partner

Vendor

Partner

Business Partner

Country

France

United States

United Kingdom

United States

United States

News Snippet

Permira picks up Ardian’s Schustermann & Borenstein in a €700m deal

Permira picks up Ardian 's Schustermann & Borenstein in a € 700m deal $

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Sources

1

10

10

10

10

Permira Service Providers

11 Service Providers

Permira has 11 service provider relationships

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Union Square Advisors

Private Equity, Acquired Unit - Fin, Take Private, and Acq - Fin

Investment Bank

Financial Advisor

Acq - Fin

Investment Bank

Financial Advisor

Acq - Fin - II

Commercial Bank

Financial Advisor

Service Provider

Union Square Advisors

Associated Rounds

Private Equity, Acquired Unit - Fin, Take Private, and Acq - Fin

Acq - Fin

Acq - Fin - II

Provider Type

Investment Bank

Investment Bank

Commercial Bank

Service Type

Financial Advisor

Financial Advisor

Financial Advisor

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Permira Team

13 Team Members

Permira has 13 team members, including , .

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Jon Moulton

Alchemy Partners, Apax Partners, Citicorp Venture Capital, and Coopers

Founder

Current

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Jon Moulton

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Work History

Alchemy Partners, Apax Partners, Citicorp Venture Capital, and Coopers

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Founder

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