Tom Lister



Permira Advisers LLC 320 Park Avenue 28th Floor New York NY 10022 United States

Tom Lister

Co-Managing Partner


Leadership, Investment




Tom has a degree in Chemistry and Political Science from Duke University, USA, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, USA.


Tom became Co-Managing Partner in 2008, having joined Permira in 2005 to build the North American business. He serves on the Permira Holdings Limited Board, the Executive Committee, is a member of the Investment Committee and is the Fund Minder of Permira VII, Permira VI, Permira V, Permira IV, Permira Europe III, Permira Europe II and Permira Europe I.

Tom has worked on a number of transactions including Aearo Technologies, Alter Domus, Duff & Phelps, Freescale Semiconductor, Genesys, Intelsat, Jet Aviation, and is responsible for the oversight of the firm’s debt business, Permira Debt Managers.

Prior to joining Permira, Tom was a Partner in the New York buy-out firm Forstmann Little & Co, where he worked for 13 years.