25 Jun 2012
Robin Bell-Jones transfers to Hong Kong to lead Permira’s TMT sector in Asia
Hong Kong, 25 June 2012 – Permira, the European private equity firm with global reach, announces today the move of London Partner Robin Bell-Jones to the firm’s Hong Kong office to lead its Technology, Media and Telecoms sector (TMT) in Asia. Robin will work closely with Co-Heads of Asia Henry Chen and Alex Emery to further develop the firm’s franchise and investment activities in the region. He will focus on TMT acquisition opportunities as well as support the international expansion efforts of our funds’ current TMT portfolio companies.
Robin has worked for Permira for over 10 years in both the London and Frankfurt offices and is one of four Partners in the TMT team. He has been involved in a number of the Permira funds’ investments including current portfolio companies All3Media, the UK’s largest independent TV production company, and ProSiebenSat.1, a leading European broadcasting group. He also worked on realised investments debitel, a German mobile telecoms business, and Premiere, a German pay-TV company.
Kurt Björklund, Co-Managing Partner of Permira, commented:
“The dynamic Asian markets offer a very exciting opportunity for TMT investing over the next few years. They also fit well with our strategy of focusing on businesses with strong structural growth drivers and international potential. Robin has worked on many TMT investments for the Permira funds and his experience will be invaluable to our Hong Kong team as we continue to source attractive investment opportunities for long-term patient capital in the region.”
Robin Bell-Jones added:
“TMT is one of the fastest growing sectors in Asia and I look forward to working with the team to continue building our investment expertise and capability in the region.”
About the Permira TMT team
Permira’s Global TMT team was established in the late nineties and is now 16 people strong. The Permira funds have invested circa €6bn of equity in over 40 private equity investments in more than 15 countries since 1985. The Permira funds currently have investments in nine TMT companies: Genesys (2012), Renaissance Learning (2011), Odigeo (2011), Asia Broadcast Satellite (2010), NDS Group (2009), ProsiebenSat.1 (2007), Freescale Semiconductor (2006), All3Media (2006), and TDC (2005).
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