John Coyle Joins Permira

John Coyle has joined Permia as a partner and co-head of the firm's New York office. He previously was global head of the financial sponsor group at JP Morgan Securities.



Permira, a leading international private equity firm, announced today the appointment of John Coyle, the former Global Head of the Financial Sponsor Group at JP Morgan Securities, as a Partner and the Co-Head of Permira's New York office. Mr. Coyle will be responsible for running all operations of the New York office with Tom Lister, the Co-Managing Partner of Permira and Co-Head of the New York office.

Tom Lister commented:
“We are thrilled to bring a person of John's caliber to Permira and simultaneously strengthen and deepen the Permira team in North America. He is a world-class talent whose leadership, experience, and global contacts will help to bring our North American activities to the next level. We believe John's unique knowledge and proven track record in the industry will be extremely important for Permira as we continue to build our North American and international private equity business.”

Mr. Coyle added:
“Permira's strong global footprint, consistently superior investor returns and high quality portfolio of investments sets it apart in the marketplace and I am very excited to enter the next phase of my career at this outstanding firm. I look forward to working closely with Tom and the many other talented investment professionals at Permira to help the firm achieve its growth plans and pursue the significant opportunities not only in North America but across the globe as well.”

Previously Mr. Coyle served as a Managing Director and Global Head of the Financial Sponsor Group at JPMorgan Securities Inc., where he was responsible for originating and executing transactions for private equity firms in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. He was also a member of JPMorgan's Investment Bank Management Committee and Private Equity Principal Investments Committee. Mr. Coyle joined JPMorgan in 1988 and held a variety of investment banking positions during his tenure. In 1998, Mr. Coyle moved to London to found JPMorgan's sponsor coverage effort and ultimately build the pre-eminent sponsor franchise in Europe. Mr. Coyle returned to New York in 2005 to head the Global Group, which is the leading provider of financial services to the private equity industry.

Mr. Coyle received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University.

About Permira
Permira is a leading international private equity firm. The Permira Funds make long-term investments to transform the performance of businesses, helping management to realize new visions and build stronger and more sustainable organizations while providing strong returns for its investors.

The firm's teams are based in London, New York, Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Tokyo, Guernsey, and Luxembourg advising funds with a total committed capital of approximately EUR22 billion (US$30 billion). Since 1985, the Permira Funds have completed over 180 private equity transactions worldwide.
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