Permira to acquire Teraco

Permira has agreed to buy Teraco, a provider of carrier neutral data center services in Sub-Saharan Africa. No financial terms were disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in 2015. Torch Partners advised Permira on the deal. In addition to the acquisition, Permira’s Richard Sanders and Michail Zekkos have been added to Teraco’s board.


Permira to acquire Metalogix

Permira has agreed to buy Metalogix, a provider of content infrastructure management software. No financial terms were disclosed. After the deal closes, Metalogix backers Insight Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners will exit their stakes in the company.


Permira inks $3.51 bln sale of Arysta LifeScience

Platform Specialty Products Corp. said Monday it has agreed to buy Arysta LifeScience for about $3.51 billion. Arysta, a crop protection and life science companies, is backed by Permira. Permira is expected to receive about $2.91 billion in cash and a $600 million in a preferred note in Platform. Credit Suisse, Barclays, UBS Investment Bank and Nomura Securities International acted as M&A advisors to Platform. Credit Suisse, UBS Investment Bank, and Nomura have committed financing for the acquisition. Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan provided financial advice to Permira.

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Permira closes $7.2 bln for fifth fund

Permira has raised $7.2 billion in the final close of its fifth fund. Although the LPs were not named, according to the firm, 72 percent of the total committed capital for the fund were from previous backers.

Permira appoints Ruder as co-head of TMT sector team

Permira said Thursday that it has named Brian Ruder as co-head of Permira’s global technology, media and telecommunications sector team. Ruder will co-head the TMT sector team with Richard Sanders. Ruder is a partner and head of the firm’s Menlo Park, Calif. office. Also, the company has promoted Nic Volpi to partner. Volpi first joined Permira’s New York office in 2004 before relocating to Menlo Park in 2011.

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