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Investments

58

Portfolio Exits

50

Funds

35

Partners & Customers

6

Service Providers

3

About Permira

Permira is an investment firm that finds and backs successful businesses with growth ambition. The Permira funds make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth. Permira funds have made private equity investments in five key sectors: Consumer, Financial Services, Healthcare, Industrials and Technology.

Permira Headquarter Location

80 Pall Mall

London, England, SW1Y 5ES,

United Kingdom

+44 20 7632 1000

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Permira’s Investment in CommentSold

Sep 18, 2021

Fried Frank acted as counsel to Permira in the transaction, while Lowenstein Sandler acted as legal advisor to CommentSold. Permira completed its strategic investment in CommentSold, a digital commerce solution that enables companies to grow through live and social selling. CommentSold operates at the forefront of the live selling market, which is helping democratize e-commerce in line with the growing consumption of live media. It serves as an enabler of the creator economy and supports merchants’ scaling ambitions, enabling live and social selling across multiple shopping platforms and channels. Permira is a global private equity firm which scales tech-enabled businesses. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately €44 billion. Evercore acted as exclusive financial advisor to CommentSold. The Fried Frank team was led by corporate partners Brian T. Mangino (Picture) and Andrea Gede-Lange, and included executive compensation & ERISA partner Jason R. Ertel; intellectual property and technology partner Amir R. Ghavi; tax partner Alan S. Kaden; corporate associates Michelle Lotfalla, R. Kirkie Maswoswe, Taylor M. McGraw, and Anjali Vohra; antitrust and competition associate Nathaniel A. Bronstein; executive compensation & ERISA associate Matthew Rutchik; intellectual property and technology associate Justin P. Charles; litigation associate Jessica M. Choi; and tax associate Shane C. Hoffmann.

Permira Investments

58 Investments

Permira has made 58 investments. Their latest investment was in CommentSold as part of their Private Equity - II on August 8, 2021.

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Permira Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

8/18/2021

Private Equity - II

CommentSold

Yes

3

8/16/2021

Series G

Seismic

$170M

No

Ameriprise Financial, Jackson Square Ventures, JMI Equity, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and T. Rowe Price

6

8/4/2021

Series D

FullStory

$103M

Yes

8

7/19/2021

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$99M

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10

7/14/2021

PIPE

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$99M

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10

Date

8/18/2021

8/16/2021

8/4/2021

7/19/2021

7/14/2021

Round

Private Equity - II

Series G

Series D

Private Equity

PIPE

Company

CommentSold

Seismic

FullStory

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Amount

$170M

$103M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Ameriprise Financial, Jackson Square Ventures, JMI Equity, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and T. Rowe Price

Sources

3

6

8

10

10

Permira Portfolio Exits

50 Portfolio Exits

Permira has 50 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was LegalZoom on June 30, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

6/30/2021

IPO

$991

Public

1

6/25/2021

Acq - Fin - III

Cinven

4

6/22/2021

IPO

$991

Public

3

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10

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Date

6/30/2021

6/25/2021

6/22/2021

00/00/0000

00/00/0000

Exit

IPO

Acq - Fin - III

IPO

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Valuation

$991

$991

$991

$991

Acquirer

Public

Cinven

Public

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Sources

1

4

3

10

10

Permira Acquisitions

98 Acquisitions

Permira acquired 98 companies. Their latest acquisition was YOGIYO on August 13, 2021.

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

8/13/2021

Corporate Majority - II

$991

Acquired Unit

6

8/9/2021

Secondary Market

Acq - Fin

1

12/29/2020

Acq - Fin

4

9/22/2020

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$99M

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10

7/29/2020

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$99M

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10

Date

8/13/2021

8/9/2021

12/29/2020

9/22/2020

7/29/2020

Investment Stage

Corporate Majority - II

Secondary Market

Companies

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Valuation

$991

Total Funding

$99M

$99M

Note

Acquired Unit

Acq - Fin

Acq - Fin

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Sources

6

1

4

10

10

Permira Fund History

35 Fund Histories

Permira has 35 funds, including Permira Credit Solutions IV.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

2/7/2020

Permira Credit Solutions IV

Private Debt (Other)

$931.85M

1

10/16/2019

Permira Fund VII

Buyouts & Acquisitions

$12,150M

3

8/30/2019

Permira Credit Solutions Managed Account N

$162.38M

1

7/3/2019

Permira Growth Opportunities I

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$99M

10

9/14/2018

Permira Star Opportunities SCSp

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$99M

10

Closing Date

2/7/2020

10/16/2019

8/30/2019

7/3/2019

9/14/2018

Fund

Permira Credit Solutions IV

Permira Fund VII

Permira Credit Solutions Managed Account N

Permira Growth Opportunities I

Permira Star Opportunities SCSp

Fund Type

Private Debt (Other)

Buyouts & Acquisitions

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Status

Amount

$931.85M

$12,150M

$162.38M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

3

1

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

Ardian

France

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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10/4/2016

Vendor

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10

4/20/2015

Partner

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10

3/31/2015

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10

Partner

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Date

10/25/2016

10/4/2016

4/20/2015

3/31/2015

Type

Vendor

Vendor

Partner

Vendor

Partner

Business Partner

Ardian

Country

France

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News Snippet

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

Partnership data by VentureSource

Permira Team

8 Team Members

Permira has 8 team members, including former President, Tomoya Shiraishi.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Jon Moulton

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

Founder

Former

Tomoya Shiraishi

President

Former

David O'Brien

Controller

Former

Kurt Bjorklund

Managing Partner

Former

Peter Smitham

Managing Partner

Former

Name

Jon Moulton

Tomoya Shiraishi

David O'Brien

Kurt Bjorklund

Peter Smitham

Work History

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

Title

Founder

President

Controller

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Status

Former

Former

Former

Former

Former

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