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Total investments 25
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 25
Rounds per year 0.69
Lead investments 8
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 6
Key employees 33
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Finance
  • Internet
  • Analytics
  • Software

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


Social Media
18 Aug 2021 Huntsville, Alabama, United States


Enterprise Software
Machine Learning
Marketing Automation
Sales Automation
$170M16 Aug 2021 San Diego, California, United States


$103M04 Aug 2021 Atlanta, Georgia, United States


19 Jul 2021 Boulogne-Billancourt, Ile-de-France, France


Information Technology
$2B14 Jul 2021 Oslo, Norway

New Immo Group

Real Estate
28 Apr 2021 France, Occitania, France

$1B01 Mar 2021 Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden


Information Technology
$176M08 Feb 2021 Vaud, Switzerland


$177M07 Dec 2020 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
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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