Permira Writes Down Portfolio by 36%

LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) – Buy-out house Permira [PERM.UL] has written down the value of its investment portfolio by 36 percent over 2008, the company said on Thursday.

Reuters first reported Permira had made the write-down, quoting a source familiar with the situation.

The company then confirmed what the source had said.

(Reporting by Simon Meads)