Challenge

Previously Schroder Ventures, private equity firm Permira had just renamed itself when we were appointed. The new brand needed to help connect the six different offices more effectively, raise a major multi-billion dollar fund and build confidence in managing large leverage buy-outs.

Insight

Even though Permira had had considerable success, there was a general concern from younger deal doers when it came to managing larger deals. It was also clear that Permira had its own unique value creation strategy and way of operating that needed quantifying and protecting. The initial discovery work found that deal size was always a concern when larger funds were raised.

Action

Pulse supported the visionary leader of Permira with the delivery of a range of communications collateral that helped build pride from within, focusing on a unique proposition called ‘Impact Investing’ that really challenged conventional perceptions of private equity and leverage buy-outs.

A distinctive brand strategy was developed and delivered over time through a series of leadership workshops and branded collateral. The real value came from a new-found confidence that helped the firm focus on value creation no matter how large the deal, expanding its operation to 12 offices and raising the largest fund ever raised in the world. Impact investing is now a common term used in the industry.

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