TA Announces Global Investment Staff Promotions
TA announces recent investment staff promotions across its Boston, Austin, London, Mumbai and Hong Kong offices.
TA, a leading global growth private equity firm, today announced the promotion of Danny Gold to Senior Vice President from Vice President, as well as the promotions of Rodrigo Bassit, Adrien Elbaz, Santanu Majilya and Lily Xu to Vice President from Senior Associate.
“At TA, we believe our people are the firm’s greatest asset,” said Ajit Nedungadi, Chief Executive Officer at TA. “Today, we are proud to recognize these well-deserved investment staff promotions. We look forward to the continued contributions of Danny, Rodrigo, Adrien, Santanu and Lily as we strive to accelerate growth and create enduring value for our portfolio companies.”
Danny Gold, based in TA’s Boston office, focuses on investments in consumer companies in North America. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Advantice Health, Death Wish Coffee, Mid America Pet Food and Stonewall Kitchen, and is actively involved with TA’s investment in Petcurean. Prior to joining TA in 2015 as an Associate, Gold worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at J.P. Morgan in the Consumer & Retail group. He received a BA degree in Mathematics and Economics from Amherst College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Rodrigo Bassit, who recently relocated to TA’s Austin, TX office, focuses on investments in financial services and technology companies in North America. Prior to joining TA, he worked at the Latin America Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He received a BS degree, summa cum laude, in Finance from the University of Florida.
Adrien Elbaz, based in TA’s London office, focuses on investments in technology companies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining TA, he worked at Park Square Capital, LLP as an Investment Associate in a Private Debt Fund. He earned a Masters in International Management from HEC Paris, Grande Ecole program.
Santanu Majilya, based in TA’s Mumbai office, focuses on investments in consumer companies across India. He joined TA from Avendus Capital where he worked as an AVP, Investment Banking. Majilya earned a B. Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
Lily Xu, based in the Hong Kong office of TA Associates Asia Pacific Ltd., focuses on investments in the Asia-Pacific region, with an emphasis on Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining TA as an Associate, she worked at Morgan Stanley as an Investment Banking Analyst on the Mergers & Acquisitions team. Lily received a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of New South Wales.
TA is a leading global growth private equity firm. Focused on targeted sectors within five industries – technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer, and business services – the firm invests in profitable, growing companies with opportunities for sustained growth and has invested in more than 560 companies around the world. Investing as either a majority or minority investor, TA employs a long-term approach, utilizing its strategic resources to help management teams build lasting value in high quality growth companies. TA has raised $47.5 billion in capital since its founding in 1968. The firm’s more than 110 investment professionals are based in Boston, Menlo Park, Austin, London, Mumbai and Hong Kong.