Permira hires senior advisor in NYC

The UK-based private equity firm has hired Daniel Healy, formerly the CFO of a US regional bank, to support the expansion of the firm’s US business.

Permira, the UK-headquartered private equity firm, has appointed former North Fork Bancorporation chief financial officer and executive vice president Daniel Healy as senior advisor to the firm.

Adding to the firm’s nine-person team in New York, Healy will advise on investment opportunities across a variety of sectors with a focus on financial services

From 1992 to 2006, Healy was CFO of New York and New Jersey commercial banking company North Fork where he was responsible for financial accountability, compliance, risk management and M&A strategies. During his 14-year tenure, Healy negotiated and managed 16 mergers and acquisitions culminating with the December 2006 acquisition of North Fork by Capital One Financial Corporation.

“Dan brings a valuable set of skills and tremendous insight to Permira that will be instrumental to the firm’s growth as we commit significant resources in expanding our business in the US and abroad,” said Permira co-managing partner Tom Lister in a statement.

Healy is the second senior North Fork executive to join a private equity firm in recent months. Former chief executive John Kansas joined WL Ross as a senior advisor in February.

Permira established its New York office in 2002 and is the latest UK-based private equity firm to boost its US presence. Earlier this month, BC Partners recruited James Rubin and Daniel Selmonosky from JP Morgan-backed rival firm One Equity Partners to convert its largely investor relations-focussed New York office into a fully functioning US deal team.

Permira acts as advisor to the 19 Permira Funds which have approximately €22 billion ($34 billion) in total committed capital.