The Lancer Group places Raj Kapoor as Principal of Permira, leading global investment firm specializing across the consumer, financial services, healthcare, industrials, and technology sectors

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Lancer Group places Raj Kapoor as Principal of Permira, a leading global investment firm specializing in the consumer, financial services, healthcare, industrials, and technology sectors. Permira has 14 offices across North America, Europe and Asia.

In this new role, Raj brings to Permira over 20 years of broad general management and private equity experience in growth and turnaround environments across the technology, healthcare, business services, and retail space. He will be primarily responsible for focusing on investment opportunities in the Technology sector.

Most recently, Raj was a member of the executive team at SquareTrade, a leading consumer electronics warranty/insurance provider (acquired by Allstate) where he was responsible for revenue and profitability for the North America business.

Previously, Raj served as an executive in Bain Capital’s Portfolio Group, where he worked on value creation opportunities with companies in the tech, business services, consumer, and healthcare sectors. Earlier in his career, he worked in marketing and product management at Microsoft and strategy consulting at Accenture.

He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

About The Lancer Group
The Lancer Group is a leading retained executive search firm that is trusted by private equity firms, their portfolio companies and public corporations to deliver high-impact leaders. The firm specializes in board-driven search mandates including CEOs, CFOs, C-suite executives and board directors as well as private equity investment professionals and operating partners. The Lancer Group has provided strategic counsel to clients across a range of industries and has particular expertise in technology, industrial, energy, healthcare and consumer markets.

With relationships at over 50 of the top 100 private equity firms, The Lancer Group provides a range of pre-deal private equity advisory services beyond traditional executive search. These services include deal origination, diligence support and introductions to “backable” executives.

Founded in 1998, The Lancer Group is privately held and operates from offices across North America and Australia (

About Permira
Permira is a global investment firm that finds and backs successful businesses with growth ambition. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with a total committed capital ofapproximately €32 billion (US$35 billion). The Permira funds make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth. In the past 32 years, the Permira funds have made over 200 private equity investments in five key sectors: Consumer, Financial Services, Healthcare, Industrials and Technology. Current and past industrial investments for the Permira funds include chemical manufacturer CABB, micro-irrigation specialist Netafim, containment solutions business Bakercorp, and leading fulfillment solutions provider Intelligrated. Permira employs over 200 people in 14 offices across North America, Europe and Asia.

Firm Contacts
Scott Dunklee
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2860

Michael Misiaszek
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2868

Liliana Corona
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2874