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Total investments 60
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$268M
Portfolio companies 50
Rounds per year 1.54
Lead investments 17
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.17
Exits 10
Key employees 33
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
  • Analytics
  • SaaS
Summary

Permira is the famous VC, which was founded in 1985. The company was established in Europe in Germany. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Frankfurt.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Permira, startups are often financed by TCV, Marissa Mayer, Jeremy Stoppelman. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Victor Jacobsson, Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners, TCV. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Commonwealth Bank of Australia, TCV, Snoop Dogg.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The real fund results show that this VC is 62 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. Comparing to the other companies, this Permira performs on 16 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. The typical startup value when the investment from Permira is more than 1 billion dollars.

Besides them, we counted 33 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 16-20 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Klarna, LegalZoom, Minted. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Chemical, Food and Beverage.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Vega

Financial Services
$9M26 Sep 2023 London, England, United Kingdom

SonarSource

Open Source
Software
$412M26 Apr 2022 Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Cowbell Cyber

Artificial Intelligence
Cyber Security
FinTech
Insurance
InsurTech
Risk Management
Software
$100M15 Mar 2022 California, United States

GWI

Advertising
Analytics
Information Technology
Market Research
Marketing
$182M01 Feb 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

G2

B2B
Business Intelligence
CRM
Enterprise Software
Internet
Marketing Automation
Software
$157M22 Jun 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Zwift

Cycling
Fitness
Wellness
$450M16 Sep 2020 Long Beach, California, United States
News
Sales enablement platform Seismic acquires Lessonly, nabs $170M

– Seismic, a sales enablement and marketing orchestration platform based in San Diego, California, announced that it closed a $170 million series G round led by Permira, JMI Equity, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Jackson Square Ventures, Ameriprise, and funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price.
– The latest funding, which brings Seismic’s valuation to $3 billion and total raised to $440 million, comes as the company acquires Lessonly, an Indianapolis, Indiana-based developer of sales training, coaching, and enablement solutions.
– The sales enablement platform market, which is expected to be worth $2.6 billion by 2024, continued to grow throughout the pandemic — largely driven by the shift to remote work.

FullStory nabs $103M for customer experience analytics

– FullStory has raised $103m in a series D round of funding led by Permira, Kleiner Perkins, GV, Salesforce Ventures, and others.
– The startup says the the new capital, which brings its valuation to $1.8 billion and total funding to $170 million, will be used to expand FullStory’s business internationally and enhance its digital experience observability platform.
– Dead links, unsubmittable forms, failed scheduling tools, rejected vouchers and other flaws, bugs, and glitches can litter companies’ websites.
– FullStory looks to help companies build better experiences across web and mobile channels by providing analytics and insights to product, customer success, engineering, and marketing teams.

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Total investments 60
Average round size 268M
Rounds per year 1.54
Peak activity year 2021
Lead investments 17
Follow on index 0.17
Exits 10
Group Appearance index 0.55

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Vega

Financial Services
$9M26 Sep 2023 London, England, United Kingdom

SonarSource

Open Source
Software
$412M26 Apr 2022 Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Cowbell Cyber

Artificial Intelligence
Cyber Security
FinTech
Insurance
InsurTech
Risk Management
Software
$100M15 Mar 2022 California, United States

GWI

Advertising
Analytics
Information Technology
Market Research
Marketing
$182M01 Feb 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

G2

B2B
Business Intelligence
CRM
Enterprise Software
Internet
Marketing Automation
Software
$157M22 Jun 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Zwift

Cycling
Fitness
Wellness
$450M16 Sep 2020 Long Beach, California, United States
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