(Reuters) - A unit of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) is in talks to buy a stake in private equity firm Permira, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Petershill, an arm of Goldman that invests in alternative-investment firms, would pay 500 million euros (433.04 million pounds), for a minority stake in Permira, according to the report. (on.wsj.com/2VMIi7G)
The potential deal would value Permira at more than $5 billion, WSJ said.
Goldman Sachs and Permira did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
Reporting by Bharath Manjesh in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta