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TA Associates Announces Hire in Boston Office

BOSTON, August 27, 2014-- TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, today announced a recent addition to its investment staff in Boston. Clara M. Jackson has joined the firm as a Vice President in the Services Group effective August 18.

Ms. Jackson focuses on investments in business, financial and other services companies. She joined TA Associates from Fireman Capital Partners where she served as a Vice President leading deal sourcing, due diligence and transaction execution for buyout and growth equity investments in the consumer/retail sector. Ms. Jackson was previously an Associate at TPG Growth where she worked on leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments and private investments in public equities, with a focus on the healthcare, consumer/retail and financial sectors. She began her professional career at Goldman Sachs & Co. as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Financial Institutions Group. Ms. Jackson received a BS in Economics from Vanderbilt University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She subsequently received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

“We are very pleased to welcome Clara to TA Associates,” said Roger B. Kafker, a Managing Director at TA Associates. “Clara brings notable experience in sourcing, evaluating and securing proprietary investments, and in working closely with management teams to advance their strategic agendas. With her strong background, we are confident that she will prove a valuable addition to our team.”

About TA Associates

TA Associates is one of the largest and most experienced global growth private equity firms. The firm has invested in more than 440 companies around the world and has raised $18 billion in capital. With offices in Boston, Menlo Park, London, Mumbai and Hong Kong, TA Associates leads buyouts and minority recapitalizations of profitable growth companies in the technology, financial services, business services, healthcare and consumer industries. More information about TA Associates can be found at

TA Associates
Marcia O’Carroll, 617-574-6796
BackBay Communications
Philip Nunes, 617-556-9982, x227

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