Permira has announced that a new holding company advised by Permira funds has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aearo Technologies Inc., one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of a broad range of personal protective products and energy absorbing composites for approximately $765m. This transaction marks a significant US investment by the Permira Funds and is consistent with their strategy of investing in international companies with a strong European presence. Aearo is currently majority owned by Bear Stearns Merchant Banking, together with an investor group including Aearo’s management.
Polish buyout firm Abris Capital Partners has signed an agreement to sell its stake in Polish locomotive lessor Cargounit, also known as Industrial Division, to Three Seas Investment Fund (3SIIF).
Amplify IV targets seed and series-A rounds, while Amplify Select makes follow-on investments in existing portfolio companies
GP had previously made an offer of SEK 70 per share, which was later increased to SEK 72 per share
Company intends to boost its production capability, bolster its international expansion and pursue a buy-and-build strategy