Date Oct 18, 2017
Source TA

TA Associates Hosts Global CEO Conference for Portfolio Companies

BOSTON, MA – TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, recently hosted its Global CEO Conference in New York City for the firm’s portfolio companies.

The Global CEO Conference drew more than 100 attendees, including senior executives from TA’s portfolio companies across 14 countries and five continents, representing the firm’s five target sectors – technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer and business services. Designed to facilitate interactions and knowledge sharing across TA’s portfolio, the conference featured panel sessions on a variety of topics, including building a billion dollar business, creating value through accretive M&A, hiring “A” talent, and the state of the global economy, capital markets and M&A.

The lineup of distinguished speakers and panelists at the Global CEO Conference included:

• James Cashman, Chairman, ANSYS
• Jimmy Frangis, CEO, PDI
• Andrea Pignataro, CEO and Founder, ION Investment Group
• William Reminder, CEO and President, Truck Hero
• Kevin Taweel, CEO and Co-Founder, Asurion
• Jeff Bender, CEO, Harris Computer
• Neel Bhatia, Managing Partner, Green Peak Partners
• Brian Friedman, President, Leucadia National Corporation / Jefferies Group
• Deepak Malhotra, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

“Partnering with our CEOs to help drive sustainable growth is critical to the success of TA Associates’ portfolio companies,” said Brian Conway, Chairman and Managing Partner at TA Associates. “We believe the two days of networking and timely and relevant discussions on financial and operational matters proved to be highly useful for the leaders and executives of our portfolio companies. We thank all who attended and participated to help make the event a great success.”

“TA Associates has been a great partner for ION for 12 years, in separate phases of our growth from €10 million to €300 million EBITDA,” said Andrea Pignataro, CEO and Founder of ION Investment Group. “TA’s focus on growth, entrepreneurship, strategy and innovation has been incredibly valuable in helping to scale our business. The Global CEO Conference is a prime example of how TA nurtures entrepreneurial spirit and collaboration by stimulating CEOs from different industries and company sizes, and with different management styles to learn from each other.”

“We were very pleased to bring together such a large number of our global portfolio CEOs in one setting,” said Hythem El-Nazer, a Managing Director at TA Associates. “At TA, we recognize the benefit of nurturing thought-provoking dialogue among leaders of profitable, growing businesses. We were honored to host this event and look forward to continuing to support our portfolio companies with the goal of creating lasting value.”

About TA Associates
TA Associates is one of the largest and most experienced global growth private equity firms. Focused on five target industries – technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer and business services – TA invests in profitable, growing companies with opportunities for sustained growth, and has invested in nearly 500 companies around the world. Comfortable as either a majority or minority investor, TA employs a long-term investing approach, utilizing its strategic resources to help management teams build lasting value in growth companies. TA has raised $24 billion in capital and is investing out of current funds of $7.25 billion. The firm’s more than 85 investment professionals are based in Boston, Menlo Park, London, Mumbai and Hong Kong. More information about TA Associates can be found at