Permira: Substantial Investment In PharmaCord Revealed

By Amit Chowdhry • Jun 10, 2024

Global investment firm Permira and PharmaCord, a leading provider of patient services for the pharmaceutical industry, announced that a company backed by the Permira funds has signed a definitive agreement to make a substantial investment in PharmaCord.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer Nitin Sahney and the management team will continue to lead PharmaCord and will remain significant investors in the company along with the Permira funds. The terms of the transaction were undisclosed.

PharmaCord is a rapidly growing pharma services company that serves as a commercialization partner for life sciences organizations with the goal of enhancing the patient experience. And PharmaCord’s comprehensive solutions support the patient journey for specialty medications through a range of services that raise awareness, facilitate access to treatment, improve affordability, and promote therapy adherence. PharmaCord has relationships with 30+ pharmaceutical company clients and supports over 100 pharmaceutical products through its various programs.

Centerview Partners acted as financial advisor to PharmaCord and Willkie Farr & Gallagher acted as PharmaCord’s legal counsel. And Jefferies and Leerink Partners acted as financial advisors to Permira and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom acted as Permira’s legal counsel.

The deal is subject to customary regulatory approvals, is expected to close by the fourth quarter of 2024.


“We are very excited to partner with a leading, growth-oriented, technology-focused investment firm like Permira to help us broaden our tech-enabled offerings and support our ambitious expansion efforts. We are guided by our commitment to innovation and our strength in developing and deploying effective technology-supported solutions to enable our clients to improve the patient experience. I’m incredibly proud of what our team has accomplished thus far and look forward to bringing even more services to our clients while capturing the exciting growth opportunities ahead with the benefit and support of a global investor like Permira.”

  • Nitin Sahney, Founder and CEO of PharmaCord

“We’ve been extremely impressed with PharmaCord’s stellar reputation and the growth the company has achieved under the leadership of Nitin, a visionary founder, as well as his highly experienced and accomplished team. Given the market demand for specialty pharmaceuticals coupled with growing therapeutic complexity, the need for PharmaCord’s offerings have never been greater. We are excited to partner with Nitin and leverage our extensive experience backing tech-enablement at healthcare companies to support PharmaCord’s expansion initiatives and growth plans.”

  • Jon Maschmeyer, Partner at Permira