TA Associates' story spans more than five decades, hundreds of investments in leading growth companies with lasting value, and billions of dollars invested within dynamic growth industries across the globe.
In 1968, we were a venture capital firm with one office and a staff of four. Today, our focus is growth private equity and we are one of the largest and most experienced firms in the industry. And we got here through growth. From capital raised and invested, to the number of offices and staff, to new sectors and regions, we grew to seize opportunities. Much has changed at TA over 50 years. The numbers below tell the story.
Employees in 1968
Employees in 2018
Talent and human capital. It’s what TA is all about. Since our modest beginnings, we have been long-term, patient investors in people. Today, our team includes more than 85 investment professionals, with 800+ years of combined private equity experience, all focused on helping growing companies reach their full potential.
Office in 1968
Offices in 2018
Over five decades, TA followed opportunity around the world. With five offices, we now have a truly global presence. Whether in Boston, Silicon Valley, London, Mumbai or Hong Kong, we are where our investment opportunities are, identifying and partnering with great companies.
Capital raised in 1968
Capital raised as of 2018
Along with our office and employee counts, our capital raised has grown dramatically since the beginning. We are proud to have provided more than $21 billion in capital to hundreds of companies globally as of 2018.
Investments in 1968
Investments as of 2018
Whether as a minority or a majority investor, TA seeks to build lasting value in great companies. Reaching our 500th investment in our 50th year, we are pleased to have partnered with the owners and management teams of so many outstanding businesses.
Focus Industries in 1968
Focus Industries in 2018
We started with Technology and Healthcare. As industries evolved, so did we, adding Financial Services, Business Services and Consumer. Today, we offer deep domain experience and demonstrated success in each of the industries in which we invest.
Of Portfolio outside of North America in 1968
Of Current Portfolio outside of North America in 2018
TA first ventured outside of North America in 2002, with our first investment in Europe. We’ve come, and gone, a long way since. As of 2018, our extensive international team has completed nearly 60 investments in 18 countries across EMEA and APAC, totaling more than $5.5 billion.