Permira Credit today

Focus on supporting businesses in resilient sectors


Permira Credit is a debt management and advisory business, established in 2007. It is one of Europe’s leading specialist credit investors, advising investment funds and products which have provided more than €13bn of debt capital to over 300+ European businesses. Permira Credit aims to partner with businesses to provide the capital they require and generate market-leading risk adjusted returns for investors.

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Permira Credit: Key points of differentiation

Leading European credit platform

  • Part of the Permira group; six European offices with long-established local networks
  • Leader in European direct lending; average deployment per annum of €1.7bn over the last three years
  • Synergistic platform with significant experience across European credit markets
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Through-the-cycle track record

  • 13 years of private credit investing; one of few European firms with a through-the-cycle record
  • Proven ability to source attractive opportunities and deploy capital in various investing environments

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Differentiated portfolio

• Bias towards Northern and Western Europe with globally diversified revenue exposure

• Focus on resilient industries, particularly Technology, Healthcare and Services sectors

• Repeat relationships with a number of high-quality sponsors

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Focus on capital preservation

• Robust underwriting with focus on downside protection; focus on ESG considerations

• Dedicated Portfolio Monitoring Group engaged throughout the life of an investment

• Significant restructuring and workout experience across Permira Credit's investment professionals

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Experienced and diverse team

• 60+ Permira Credit professionals - one of the largest specialist investment teams in Europe

• 13 nationalities, fluent in 12 languages

• 25 years' average investment experience for Investment Committee members; 13 years' average tenure for Investment Committee members

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Our Investors

The Permira Credit funds are proud to be supported by a group of blue-chip investors. These include pension funds, insurance companies, endowments and family offices in Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Middle East. Our strategies seek to achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns through all types of market conditions.

Our Strategies

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Direct Lending

Permira Credit’s direct lending business has an established track record across Europe as a trusted and supportive partner to companies and private equity sponsors seeking debt financing.

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CLO Management

The Providus CLO platform was established in 2017 to invest primarily in broadly syndicated loans and bonds that are issued to support large-cap companies in resilient sectors.

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Structured Credit

Permira Credit’s structured credit funds have been investing in European CLOs for more than a decade. A flexible strategy and robust approach enable the funds to invest across the CLO capital structure as the opportunity set shifts.

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