• 1 Hugo Boss

    Hugo Boss

    Fashion retailer
    Cost
    £91.0m
    Value
    £233.0m
    % of total assets
    19.6%
    Date of acquisition
    May 07

    Fund: Permira IV

    Hugo Boss operates in the fashion and luxury goods market. It is the global leader in the formal menswear fashion market with a presence of over 6,800 points of sale across 129 countries. The company is listed on the German stock exchange. The valuation basis is quoted.

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  • 2

    Arysta LifeScience

    Agrochemicals
    Cost
    £160.1m
    Value
    £220.7m
    % of total assets
    18.6%
    Date of acquisition
    Feb 08

    Fund: Permira IV

    Arysta LifeScience is a global agrochemical and lifescience company. It operates through two units: crop protection and health & nutrition science. The crop protection business supports over 3,600 product registrations, including market-leading insecticides, fungicides and herbicides while the health & nutrition science business produces over 90 different products for the animal health, human health, and plant nutrition markets. Arysta LifeScience is one of the world’s largest privately held agrochemical business. The firm markets its products in over 125 countries. The valuation basis is expected sales proceeds.

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  • 3 Freescale

    Freescale

    Embedded semiconductors
    Cost
    £145.1m
    Value
    £72.4m
    % of total assets
    6.1%
    Date of acquisition
    Nov 06

    Fund: Permira IV

    Freescale is a global leader in embedded processing solutions for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. The company has a heritage of innovation and product leadership spanning more than 50 years and has an extensive intellectual property portfolio, including approximately 6,000 patent families, and serves more than 18,000 customers with leading products and solutions. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The valuation basis is quoted.

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  • 4

    iglo Group

    Frozen food
    Cost
    £25.3m
    Value
    £56.8m
    % of total assets
    4.8%
    Date of acquisition
    Nov 06

    Fund: Permira Europe III

    The iglo Group is a branded European frozen food company that produces fish, vegetables and poultry, including a number of iconic products such as Fish Fingers, Schlemmer Filets and Sofficini. The Group operates under three brands: Birds Eye (UK and Ireland), iglo (Germany, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands and other countries) and Findus (Italy). The valuation basis is earnings.

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  • 5

    The Hillman Group

    Hardware retailer
    Cost
    £23.0m
    Value
    £24.2m
    % of total assets
    2.0%
    Date of acquisition
    Jun 14

    Fund: CCMP III and co-investment

    The Hillman Group is a leader in the hardware and home improvement industry distributing over 130,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) in categories including fasteners, key duplication systems, letters, numbers and signs, engraved tags, builder’s hardware, and the recently added nail, deck and drywall category. The company provides inventory management and in-store merchandising services to its retail customers for managing these SKU-intensive, complex home improvement categories. The valuation basis is cost.

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  • 6 New Look

    New Look

    Fashion retailer
    Cost
    £0.4m
    Value
    £21.5m
    % of total assets
    1.8%
    Date of acquisition
    Apr 04

    Fund: Permira Europe II

    New Look is a leading European high-street apparel retailer with over 1,100 stores across the globe in 22 countries. It has circa 580 New Look stores in the UK and a growing presence in Europe (circa 90 stores). It also has a growing franchise operation across the Middle East, CEE and Asia. The valuation basis is earnings.

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  • 7

    TeamViewer

    Remote Access
    Cost
    £17.9m
    Value
    18.7m
    % of total assets
    1.6%
    Date of acquisition
    Jul 14

    Fund: Permira V and co-investment

    TeamViewer is a leading global provider of secure remote support software with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses. The company is the industry leader in remote support and administration solutions for medium-sized businesses. There are over 550 million activated devices with 180 million new devices added in 2013. The company also has over 130 million active users with 2 million active sessions taking place daily. It counts over 200,000 commercial customers. The TeamViewer product is used in 110 countries and is available in 34 languages. The valuation is cost.

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  • 8

    Visma

    ERP Software
    Cost
    £17.9m
    Value
    £17.5m
    % of total assets
    1.5%
    Date of acquisition
    Aug 14

    Fund: Fifth Cinven Fund and co-investment

    Visma is a leading provider of business management software and business process outsourcing (BPO) services in the Nordic region. The Group comprises three divisions - Software SMB (small and medium size businesses), BPO and Software GLA (Government & Large Accounts). Visma delivers enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services including accounting, tax and payroll applications and services to over 340,000 SME customers, retailers and local authorities across the Nordic region. The valuation is cost.

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  • 9

    Legico

    Finance
    Cost
    £10.6m
    Value
    £16.7m
    % of total assets
    1.4%
    Date of acquisition
    Jan 08

    Fund: Permira IV

    Legico seeks to invest in senior and subordinated LBO debt. Legico’s aim is to acquire high quality debt assets with attractive yields by investing in senior, mezzanine and PIK opportunities in both the primary and secondary markets. Legico is advised by the Permira Debt Managers team. The valuation basis is mark-to-market.

  • 10

    Acromas (Saga)

    Travel, media, finance
    Cost
    £3.7m
    Value
    £15.2m
    % of total assets
    1.3%
    Date of acquisition
    Sep 04

    Fund: Permira Europe III

    Acromas was the holding company for The AA and Saga, two of the UK’s most iconic brand names. Following the full realisation of The AA through an IPO in H1 2014, the remaining investment represents Acromas’ holding of Saga quoted shares. Saga provides financial services to people aged over 50 in the UK, as well as personal financial products, travel and domiciliary care. The company is listed on the UK stock exchange. The valuation basis is quoted.

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