… the beginning is easy… no one knows you, know one uses your software, no one cares about your security holes.

but when you grow larger, you might want to charge more money in order to keep up the quality and fast security fixing support… but you eventually lose more customers.

… and when you are very big… it’s hard not to charge money to actively search for holes and get the holes fixed. (employ russian hackers)

so it’s all about licensing from smal to big.

teamviewer licensing model: basically it’s free – for private use.

if you are fair – and a company – you should buy it – 1000€ once per seat. no monthly costs.

thats okay for many medium sized businesses.

it has a inbuild detection algorithm that tries to detect if you are using it in a professional way – and reminds you to buy it then.

teamviewer was sold for 1 billion dollars.

who the f* is permira?

“Permira specialises in five sectors: Consumer, Financial Services, Healthcare,Industrials and TMT (Technology, Media, Telecommunications). There are currently 25 companies in the Permira funds’ portfolio and the firm comprises approximately 120 professionals.”

Type Limited liability partnership
Industry Private Equity
Founded 1985
Headquarters London, United Kingdom[1]
Products Leveraged Buyout
Employees 200
Website www.permira.com


Permira was founded in 1985 by Nicholas Ferguson as a number of country-specific separate businesses operating under the Schroder Ventures brand.

In 1996, the UK, French, German and Italian teams joined together to create Schroder Ventures Europe and in 1997 it raised its first pan-European fund. In 2001, the firm was renamed Permira. Permira opened an office in New York City in 2002, in Tokyo in 2005 and in Hong Kong in 2008. It also opened an office at Menlo Park in 2008.

Recent investments

  • 2014 – Acquisition of TeamViewer, developer and distributor of solutions for online communication, collaboration and remote monitoring of IT systems[2]
  • 2014 – Acquisition of $200 million of the outstanding equity of LegalZoom.[2]
  • 2013 – Acquisition of R Griggs Group, parent of the Doc Martens brand for 300 million pounds or USD $485.7 million.[3]
  • 2012 – Acquisition of Intelligrated, automated material handling solutions, USA[4]
  • 2012 – Acquisition of Akindo Sushiro, sushi restaurant chain, Japan
  • 2012 – Acquisition of Genesys, customer service software solutions, USA[5]
  • 2011 – Acquisition of Netafim, smart drip and micro irrigation solutions, Israel[6]
  • 2011 – Acquisition of Renaissance Learning, education software and technology, USA[7]
  • 2011 – Acquisition of BakerCorp, liquid and solid containment, pump, filtration and trench storing solutions, USA
  • 2010 – Acquisition of Creganna-Tactx Medical, outsourced solutions to medical device manufacturers, Ireland
  • 2010 – Acquisition of Asia Broadcast Satellite], fixed satellite services, Hong-Kong
  • 2010 – Acquisition of Findus Italy, branded frozen food, Italy, by the Birds Eye iglo Group[8]
  • 2010 – Acquisition of eDreams, online travel agency, Spain, which was then merged with Go Voyages and Opodo to form OdigeO[9]
  • 2009 – Acquisition of Just Retirement, specialist financial services, UK[10]
  • 2009 – Majority stake in NDS Group; purchased with News Corporation[11]

Recent realisations[edit]

(full realisations only; does not include partial realisations)

  • 2012 – NDS, technology provider to video content owners and aggregators, UK[12]
  • 2011 – Provimi, animal nutrition, Netherlands[13]
  • 2010 – Cognis, speciality chemicals, Germany
  • 2008 – Jet Aviation, business aviation services, Switzerland
  • 2008 – debitel, mobile telephone services, Germany
  • 2008 – Intelsat, fixed satellite services, USA
  • 2007 – Aearo Technologies, personal protection equipment, USA

Current investments[edit]

The firm is invested in the following companies:

  • Acromas, AA, roadside assistance, and Saga, financial services to people aged over 50, UK – €9,685m
  • Akindo Sushiro, sushi restaurant chain, Japan – €800m[14]
  • All3Media, TV production, UK – €531m
  • Arysta LifeScience, agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals, Japan – €1,948m
  • Asia Broadcast Satellite, fixed satellite services, Hong-Kong – c.€180m
  • BakerCorp, liquid and solid containment, pump, filtration and trench storing solutions, USA – €714m
  • Cortefiel, clothing retailer, Spain – €1,802m
  • Creganna Tactx-Medical, outsourced solutions to medical device manufacturers, Ireland – €220m
  • Freescale Semiconductor, design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors, USA – €12,604m
  • Galaxy Entertainment, casino and hotel operator, Greater China – €593m
  • Genesys, customer service software solutions, USA – €1,237m[5]
  • Hugo Boss & Valentino, fashion and luxury goods, Germany / Italy – €5,343m[15]
  • iglo Group, branded frozen food, UK – €1,891m[8]
  • Intelligrated, automated material handling solutions, USA – €443m[4]
  • Just Retirement, specialist financial services, UK – €298m[10]
  • Marazzi design, manufacturing and distribution of ceramic tiles, Italy – €1,387m
  • Maxeda, DIY retailer, Netherlands – €2,517m
  • Netafim, smart drip and micro irrigation solutions, Israel, €800m[6]
  • New Look, high-street apparel retailer, UK – €1,187m
  • OdigeO, online travel agency, Spain / France – €1048m+
  • ProSiebenSat.1, broadcasting group, Germany – €6,786m
  • Renaissance Learning, education software and technology, USA – €328m[7]
  • Sisal, gaming operator, Italy – €1,348m
  • TDC communications solutions, Denmark – €13,400m
  • Telepizza home delivery and take away pizza, Spain – €962m


Permira’s fund Permira IV has over 180 institutional investors including:

  • Over 30 million pension fund beneficiaries
  • Over 40 charities
  • Over 20 life insurance companies
  • Eight governmental development agencies

The Social Business Trust

Permira is a founding partner of Social Business Trust (SBT), a social enterprise fund. Since launching in December 2010, SBT has made five investments – Women Like Us, The Challenge Network, Moneyline, the London Early Years Foundation and the Inspiring Futures Foundation. SBT is a partnership of six leading global companies (Bain & Co, Clifford Chance, Credit Suisse,Ernst & Young, Permira and Thomson-Reuters) dedicated to transforming social enterprises by providing £10m of growth capital and skilled support.

Who the f* is Schroder?


Schroders plc is a British multinational asset management company, founded in 1804. The company employs over 3,500 people worldwide across 37 offices in 27 different countries around Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East. Headquartered in the City of London, it is traded on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Schroders has two share classes: voting shares (SDR.L) and non-voting shares (SDRC.L).

Schroders bears the name of the Schröder family, a prominent Hanseatic family ofHamburg with branches in other countries.


Registered in England and Wales 1893220. Registered office: 31 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7QA


Schroders’ history began in 1804 when Johann Heinrich Schröder (John Henry) became a partner in the London-based firm of his brother, Johann Friedrich (John Frederick).[2] In 1818 J. Henry Schröder & Co. was established in London.[3]

Key events in the development of the business include the establishment of J Henry Schroder Banking Corporation (‘Schrobanco’) as a commercial bank in New York in 1923,[4] the public offering of the shares in J. Henry Schroder & Co. Ltd on the London Stock Exchange in 1959[5] and the acquisition of Helbert, Wagg & Co, a leading issuing house, in 1962.[6]

In 1986 the Company disposed of Schrobanco, its commercial banking arm in New York and acquired 50% of Wertheim & Co, a mid-tier New York based investment bank, whose activities more closely mirrored those of the London business.[7]

Schroders played a leading role in the privatisations carried out by the UK Government in the 1980s and was to grow dramatically under Winfried Bischoff.[8] Schroders was worth £30 million when he took over as CEO in 1984: yet in 2000 the company sold itsinvestment banking division to Citigroup for £1.3 billion.[9] Citigroup’s European investment banking arm traded as Schroder Salomon Smith Barney from 2000 to 2003.[10]

Schroders – a truly global asset management company

Schroders manages £271.5 billion (EUR 339.0 billion/$464.1 billion)* on behalf of institutional and retail investors, financial institutions and high net worth clients from around the world. * Source: Schroders, all data as at 30 June 2014.

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i canceled my support for the Templeton Fond. But who cares.

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