M. Roy Burns

Managing Director

Roy helps lead TA’s investments in financial services markets, including in payments, investment management and wealth management.

Roy joined TA in 2001 as an Associate and returned to TA in 2006 following graduate school. Roy has closed nine investments totaling over $4 billion in enterprise value since joining TA. Prior to TA, he was involved in 10 leveraged financings for sponsors and strategics totaling over $7 billion. Roy’s primary focus is on services and technology providers in electronic payments, investment management and wealth management, and he also has experience in business services.

Career Highlights

  • Partnered with management to complete nine investments totaling over $4 billion in enterprise value
  • Over the last three years, engineered liquidity events totaling nearly $6 billion of enterprise value
  • Over the last three years, completed four strategic acquisitions on behalf of TA portfolio companies
  • Prior to TA, involved in financings for 10 companies to support M&A and organic growth efforts

Former Experience

  • Davidson Kempner Partners – Equity Investments
  • Banc of America Securities – High Yield and Leveraged Finance

Education

  • Stanford Graduate School of Business – MBA, Arjay Miller Scholar
  • Washington and Lee University – BS, with Special Attainments, Business Administration

Board Representation

Current

  • BluePay Processing
  • NorthStar Financial Services Group
  • Stadion Money Management

Former

  • Dealer Tire
  • First Eagle Investment Management (Observer)
  • K2 Advisors

Other

  • Overseer of Boston Ballet

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