Milestones

TA Associates' story spans nearly five decades, hundreds of investments in leading growth companies with lasting value, and billions of dollars invested within dynamic growth industries across the globe.

1968
1968

TA is founded in Boston by Peter Brooke

TA was formed as a separate partnership affiliated with Tucker, Anthony & R.L. Day, and became a separate partnership in 1978 owned by its Managing Directors

1968

C. Kevin Landry joins TA, becoming CEO in 1993

Kevin's character underlies TA's culture and core values today

1970
1970

TA is part of the first round of venture capital investment in Continental Cablevision

1972

TA invests in Eastern Mountain Sports, our first consumer investment

TA has since invested in more than 30 consumer companies

1973

TA invests in every private round of Federal Express, which completed its IPO in 1978

Current market cap of $44.0B

1978

TA helps form Biogen N.V., which completed its IPO in 1983

Current market cap of $53.0B

1980
1980

TA invests in McCormack & Dodge, our first software investment, led by Jacqui Morby

TA has since invested in more than 100 software companies

1982

TA opens Silicon Valley office, headed by Mike Child and Jeff Chambers

1989

TA invests in Keystone Group, our first investment in financial services

TA is an active investor in the asset management industry, with 18 investments closed to date

1990
1991

TA co-leads the first round of institutional investors in McAfee Associates, which completed its IPO in 1992

TA has since completed numerous investments in security software companies

1993

Affiliated Managers Group is organized by TA with an M&A strategy for growth; AMG completed its IPO in 1997

Current market cap of $8.0B

1993

TA leads the first institutional investment in Network Appliance (now NetApp), which completed its IPO in 1995

Current market cap of $6.6B

1997

TA invests in Invitrogen to fund acquisition-led growth

Invitrogen completed a multi-billion dollar merger with Applied Bioscience in 2008 to become Life Technologies, which today is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific

1997

TA is part of the first round of institutional investors in SBA Communications, which completed its IPO in 1999

Current market cap of $13.4B

1999

TA invests in Datek Online Holdings Corporation (now TD Ameritrade), our first investment in financial technology

TA has since invested in more than 20 financial technology companies

2000
2000

TA launches its first subordinated debt fund, providing companies quick and seamless access to mezzanine debt

2001

TA is the first institutional investor in Asurion

Today: a global leader in consumer technology protection services

2002

TA purchases a majority interest in Tempur-Pedic International, which completed its IPO in 2003

Current market cap of $3.4B

2002

TA invests in Sophos, our first European investment under a dedicated investing effort in Europe

Today: a leader in IT security and data protection for mid-market enterprises with a current market cap of $1.4B

2003

TA opens London office to support dedicated effort in Europe, headed by Ajit Nedungadi

2005

InterContinentalExchange completes its IPO, the first IPO of a TA portfolio company in the financial technology sector

Today: a leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses with a current market cap of $30.5B

2006

TA invests in Idea Cellular, our first investment in Asia; Idea completed its IPO in 2007

Current market cap of $5.7B

2007

TA invests in First Eagle Investment Management, TA’s largest investment in a US-based asset manager

2007

GlobeOp completes its IPO, the first UK IPO of a TA portfolio company since opening TA’s London office

2007

TA reaches staff of over 100

2009

TA opens Mumbai office to support dedicated effort in the Asia-Pacific region

2010
2010

Jupiter Fund Management completes its IPO, the first UK IPO of a TA portfolio company in the asset management sector

2011

TA opens Hong Kong office to strengthen presence in the Asia-Pacific region

2013

TA forms Strategic Resource Group, adding resources to augment decades of value-add for TA's portfolio companies

2014

SpeedCast completes its IPO, the first Australian IPO by a TA portfolio company since opening TA’s Hong Kong office

2015

TA reaches total investments in over 450 companies

2015

Dr Lal PathLabs completes its IPO, the first Indian IPO of a TA portfolio company since opening TA’s Mumbai office

2015

TA reaches $24 billion in capital raised