Permira promotes partner in Menlo Park

Dipan Patel, who joined the firm in 2009, was most recently a principal and focuses on growth investments in the technology sector.

Permira has promoted Dipan Patel to partner in its Menlo Park office, the firm said.

Patel joined the firm’s London office in 2009 and was most recently principal, a position he obtained in 2014. He relocated to Menlo Park in 2012.

He focuses on investments in the growth technology sector, according to the firm, and worked on investments such as Renaissance Learning, Informatica, Ancestry.com and LegalZoom, the latter three of which he sits on the board of.
Before Permira, Patel was an associate at The Gores Group, a special situation private equity fund. He began his career at Lehman Brothers, where he was an associate in the communications and media team, the firm said.

Permira manages about €25 billion in assets and invests in the consumer, financial services, healthcare, industrials and technology sectors. It has 14 offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Last month, Permira acquired the Shanghai-based team of Asian private equity firm Unitas Capital to enhance its China operations, as reported by Private Equity International.