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Date Sep 19, 2011
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TA Associates Announces New Hire in London Office September 2011

TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, today announced the recent hiring of a new investment staff member in its London office. Dietrich Hauptmeier has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President. He will focus on growth equity investments, recapitalizations and management-led buyouts in Germany and other European markets.

Mr. Hauptmeier joins TA from Palamon Capital Partners, where he served as an Associate Principal, originating, evaluating and executing investments, primarily in Germany, in the financial services, environmental services, healthcare, retail and education sectors. He previously served as Finance Director for DCisions, a start-up company providing data analytics to the retail investment industry. Prior to this, Mr. Hauptmeier was a Principal at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Ltd., after starting his career in the M&A Group at Merrill Lynch Investment Banking. Mr. Hauptmeier graduated in Business Mathematics from Technical University Berlin.

“Dietrich has a well-rounded knowledge of all aspects of dealmaking across a number of different sectors,” said Jonathan Meeks, a Managing Director at TA Associates. “He also has notable experience in the corporate world, having spent three years as a company Finance Director. We have every confidence that his broad experience will prove valuable in sourcing and evaluating growth investments in Europe.”

“We are delighted to have Dietrich join our team in Europe,” said Ajit Nedungadi, a Managing Director at TA Associates. “He is an important addition to our growing German effort. Since 2008, TA Associates has closed five investments in the region.”

About TA Associates
Founded in 1968, TA Associates is one of the largest and most experienced middle-market growth private equity firms. The firm has invested in over 400 companies globally and has raised more than $16 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. TA’s operations in London, Mumbai and Hong Kong are conducted by TA Associates Ltd., TA Associates Advisory Pvt. Ltd., and TA Associates Asia Pacific Ltd., respectively, which provide advisory services to TA Associates. More information about TA Associates can be found at www.ta.com.