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Permira Credit appoints Ian Jackson to lead new Strategic Opportunities strategy

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  •       Jackson brings 25+ years’ experience to role as Head of Permira Strategic Opportunities
  •       New strategy will integrate the best of Permira Credit’s underwriting, sourcing and operational expertise to focus on credit opportunities, encompassing capital solutions and hybrid capital
  •       Permira Strategic Opportunities complements Permira Credit’s three existing investment strategies – Direct Lending, CLO Management and Structured Credit – which have together invested €14bn+ of debt capital since 2007

30 June 2022 – Permira Credit, one of Europe’s leading alternative credit providers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Jackson as Head of its new Permira Strategic Opportunities (“PSO”) strategy. Ian joins Permira Credit on 1st July 2022.

Ian brings over 25 years of experience in private credit, with a proven track record of advising on special situations investment opportunities. He joins Permira Credit from Carlyle, which he joined in 2009, and was most recently a Managing Director and Head of Carlyle Strategic Partners. Prior to joining Carlyle, Ian was a senior research analyst with Deutsche Bank’s European Distressed and Special Situations Group, investing across the capital structure from senior secured debt to equity, liquidations, refinancings, private equity and special situations.

PSO is a natural evolution for Permira Credit as it continues to execute on its strategy to expand its product offering. Specifically, the strategy will focus on opportunistic and special situations investing, providing complex and bespoke structures for fundamentally good businesses. The strategy will integrate the best of Permira’s underwriting, sourcing and operational expertise across the private equity and private credit platforms. Ian’s experience across the special situations landscape makes him perfectly suited to lead the PSO strategy.

James Greenwood, Chief Executive Officer of Permira Credit, commented: “Expanding the Permira Credit platform into strategic adjacencies has long been part of our growth plan. We are therefore delighted to welcome Ian, whose track record and reputation are extremely impressive, to the team to lead PSO. We believe that PSO will become a core part of the Permira Credit product offering, all of which aim to support European businesses and deliver value for our investors.”

Ian Jackson, Head of Strategic Opportunities at Permira Credit, added: “Over a period of 15 years the team at Permira Credit has built an unparalleled pan-European, mid-market sourcing platform that finds attractive investments and delivers value for its investors. The firm’s ambition for growth, particularly as an integrated part of the Permira platform, is evident throughout, and I’m looking forward to working alongside the entire team to develop and lead the new PSO strategy going forward.”

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